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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Reports and Mission

Annual Grant and Contract Activity


Mission of Graduate Studies at CWU

Mission Statement for the SGSR: The mission of the School of Graduate Studies and Research is to prepare graduate students for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives.  The school facilitates the community of scholars among faculty and students; encourages the advancement of knowledge and service through innovation, research, and creative expression; oversees sponsored research and active research programs; and facilitates the missions of the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Office of graduate studies

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) provides leadership and direction for the University's graduate programs.  It assists in creating environments that will ensure the highest quality graduate programs in keeping with the University's overall mission of teaching, research, and public service.  In working with graduate students, faculty, scholars, and departments, the primary roles of SGSR are to (1) promote and support graduate education, creative expression, scholarship and research; (2) recruit, admit, support, and matriculate qualified students of all racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; (3) assess and assure the excellence of CWU graduate programs; and (4) work in concert with the Graduate Council to strengthen and review programs, policies, faculty development, and academic standards.