Extension Services for Graduate Program

NCWIT ES for Graduate Programs (ES-Grad) is a resource collection and consultation service that provides higher education change leaders with evidence-based resources for creating and sustaining strategic approaches that attract and retain doctoral degree-seeking students of all genders, racial and ethnic groups, ability statuses, income levels, and sexual orientations. As an Extension Services program, ES-Grad advocates revising educational systems — i.e., creating systemic change to foster an inclusive experience for all students — rather than training students from underserved groups to cope with existing structures.

Learn More About Recommended Practices

Practices and strategies in the ES-Grad collection are organized by a theoretical framework consisting of six elements, which are derived from an extensive review of theory and research on graduate and doctoral education. Described in more detail in the Framework for Graduate Program Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Coming Soon!), these key programmatic features are: 

  • Evaluation
  • Admissions
  • Advisors
  • Social Ecosystems
  • Doctoral Lifecycle
  • Policies and Accountability

Become a Client 

If you would like more information about the program or our resource collection, or if you are interested in becoming a Client to receive consultation services, please contact us at es-grad@ncwit.org.

Download the ES-Grad information sheet.

ES-Grad is generously sponsored by Google.