Brian N. Dominy, the Graduate School’s associate dean for academic policy and program effectiveness, has been elected to the executive committee of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS). He was nominated by the CSGS nominating committee and elected by the membership in February.
Dominy is excited about the value of the collaboration between schools inherent in the CSGS’ work. “I have seen first-hand instances where Clemson has been able to help another graduate school address a challenge and where other schools’ practices and expertise have been valuable to Clemson,” he says. “It’s gratifying to help give something back to the organization and at the same time make sure that Clemson students, faculty and staff are considered in discussions that are shaping what graduate education will look like in five or 10 or 20 years and beyond.”
Dominy cites a collection of popular and valuable policy improvements crafted by a partnership of the Graduate School, Graduate Advisory Committee, the Graduate Council, the Academic Council and other stakeholders on campus. “Those policy discussions at Clemson and resulting policy changes were informed by discussions at CSGS and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) regarding equity, inclusion, graduate student health and wellness, and workload balance regarding faculty and staff,” he explains. The discussions sparked a systematic review of Graduate School policies and procedures that continues to produce policy improvements that will better support the graduate students, faculty, and staff of Clemson University.