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therensselaerplan202414GrADuATEEDuCATiONAleadingtechnologicalresearchuniver-sitymusteducateandpreparethenextgenerationofresearchandprofessionalleaders.Wewillgraduatethosewhohavemas-teredthespecializedknowledgeoftheirchosendisciplinesandwhoaregainingthematurityandexperiencetoassumepositionsofresearchandtechnologicalleadershipacrossmultiplesectors.4.1resdentGadateEdcatonResearchprovidestheintellectualgroundingandtrainingforthenextgenerationofscholarsandtechnologicalleaders.Thisrequiresavibrantgraduatestudentbodyandastrongresearch-basedresidentgraduateprogramthatattractsthemosttalentedstudents.WewillTargetaresidentgraduatestudentpopulationof2500with1600Ph.D.students.Strengthenthestandardsforadmissiontoourgraduateprogramsdrawingstudentsfromanexpandednationalandinternationalbase.Dramaticallyexpandfederallyfundedgraduatetrainingprogramsparticularlyattheintersectionofbasicandappliedsciencesandengineering.Focusoncomprehensiveprofessionaldevelop-mentforourgraduatestudents.AlignourprofessionaldegreeprogramswiththeGlobalChallengeslinkedtooursignatureresearchthrusts.Integratetheuseofinteractiveassessmenttechniquestoimprovelearningoutcomesforallgraduateeducationandtrainingprograms.4.2CLASSfoGadateStdentsAsuccessfulresearch-basedgraduateprogramrestsinaresidentialexperiencethatcomple-mentstheirtrainingasscholars.AsisthecaseforourundergraduatesCLASSmustenableadistinguishingexperienceforourgraduatestu-dents.WewillEstablishaGraduateCentertoprovideadvocacysupportandguidanceforgraduatestudentsandtheirfamiliesthroughouttheirtenureatRensselaer.Developconcomitantprogrammingandsup-portforpostdoctoralresearchersacknowledg-ingthatthepostdoctoralpositionrepresentstheculminationofformalgraduateeducation.Significantlyexpandresidentialhousingoptionsforgraduatestudentsandtheirfamilies.ExtendthepreceptsofCLASStoourworkingprofessionalprogramsincludingRensselaeratHartford.4.3ADstbtedrensselaeWehavewitnessedthedevelopmentofnewtech-nologicallybasedpedagogicaltoolstheexpansionofnewknowledgeatunprecedentedratesandaprofoundshiftinthedemographicsandlocationofpotentialstudents.TheabilitytohostcontentontheWebaswellastoengagecollaborativelywithstudentsatremotelocationshasopenednewpossibilitiesfordeliveringeducationalpro-gramsindifferentformatsinordertomeetthelearningneedsofworkingprofessionals.TheRensselaerPlan2024callsforadistributedRensselaerthatoperatesfromitscampusesintheNortheastwhilereachingouttoabroaderaudienceofworkingprofessionalsthroughregionalsitestechnology-enableddistributededucationandinternationalpresenceandpart-nerships.WewillPositionRensselaerastheeducatorofchoiceinourareasofstrategicfocusthroughpartner-shipswithmajorcorporationsgovernmentreseachpovidesheinellecualgoundingandainingfohenexgeneaionofscholasandechnologicalleades.thisequiesavibangaduaesudenbodyandasongeseach-basedesidengaduaepogamhaaacshemosalenedsudens.