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Project upGRADS Certificate

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Certificate in Supporting Graduate Students of Color

This certificate focuses specifically on strengthening faculty abilities to support Black and Hispanic graduate students and build students’ sense of belonging with culturally sensitive advising and the fundamentals of mentorship. This certificate requires the completion of three different workshops from the series. Workshops currently planned for Fall 2023 are listed below; additional workshops will become available in the spring semester.

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Establishing Culturally Responsive Relationships with Graduate Students

  • Dr. Leah Brew, Department of Counseling
  • September 8, 2023 at 2:00pm via Zoom

The Nuts & Bolts of Mentoring Graduate Students: Building Relationships, Setting Goals & Creating Success

  • Dr. Matt Englar-Carlson, Department of Counseling
  • September 20, 2023 at Noon via Zoom

Cosechando Poder: Exploring and Honoring the Cultural Wisdom of Graduate Students for Academic Success 

  • Dr. Ana Guadalupe Reyes, Department of Counseling
  • September 29, 2023 at 1:00pm via Zoom

Supporting Graduate Students’ Mental Health

  • Dr. Adrian A. Rodriguez, Department of Human Services
  • October 26, 2023 at Noon via Zoom

Overview of Project UpGRADS

CSUF's Project upGRADS is a grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education's HSI Title V program.

Dr. Katherine Powers, Principal Investigator | Dr. Volker Janssen, Project Director, | Angelly Barroso, Advising Coordinator, | Stephanie Vega, Program Manager,