5.2 Organization of the Graduate School

The Graduate School is a division of the OIST Graduate University led by the Dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate School’s major role is to provide academic services, student support and administrative support. In addition, the Graduate School collaborates with others in OIST to participate in the Okinawa University Consortium and advance its missions. The Graduate School organization is as follows:

5.2.1  Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

The Office of the Dean of the Graduate School coordinates all division tasks and reporting, manages personnel, and facilitates divisional communications both within and outside of the division. It also liaises with other key education stakeholders including faculty and students at OIST. In particular, it provides early detection of challenges that students are experiencing and coordinates intervention measures. For coordination with faculty, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School coordinates the Faculty-GS Liaison Committee and assists in communication between the Dean of the Graduate School and Faculty Council and Assembly. Finally, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School develops relationships with other universities and government entities.

5.1.2  Academic Affairs Section

The Academic Affairs Section administers and supports the academic program of the Graduate School.

5.1.3  Student Affairs Section

The Student Affairs Section is concerned with the everyday requirements of living, health and welfare of students at OIST.

5.2.4  Admissions and Registrar Section

The Admissions and Registrar Section is charged with administering the process of admissions and handling academic records and data.

5.2.5  Curriculum and Programs Section

The Curriculum and Programs Section is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality and diversity of the taught component of the educational programs delivered by the Graduate School.

5.2.6  External Engagement Section

The External Engagement Section is charged with attracting potential students to OIST, and organizing outreach science and activities to engage alumni who are graduates of our degree programs.

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