Washington University in St. Louis

Join Us For The Second Promising Practices Symposium


Higher Education’s mission of teaching, research and public service relies significantly on the success of graduate and professional programs at America’s leading research universities. Supporting students on the journey towards an advanced degree can sometimes be an arduous process requiring our campuses to bridge decentralized organizational structures and discipline specific complexities to create a collaborative and multifaceted approach to student support. Given the scarcity of formal resources and research on best practices for enriching the experience and success of graduate and professional students, it is especially important that higher education work to further strengthen the network of practitioners and scholars who are committed to improving the experience of this important student population.

Washington University in St. Louis has invited colleagues from a group of leading selective private and public universities to come together as thought-leaders to increase collaboration, share promising practices and advance our work nationally to strengthen our individual and collective capacities to support graduate and professional student needs.

The Promising Practices in Supporting Graduate and Professional Students Symposium will take place on the Washington University in St. Louis Danforth campus beginning on Thursday June 6th, 2019 through Saturday June 8th. Detailed information on the symposium can be found on this website including information on keynotes, topics, accommodations, and registration.

We look forward to the opportunity to deepen our collaboration and advance our shared commitment to our graduate and professional students and their success. If you have specific questions related to the symposium please feel free to email promising@wustl.edu.