Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)
The GRC features research projects and scholarly activity conducted by current students in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Ph.D., M.A., and Student Affairs Administration Master’s program.
The Center for Higher and Adult Education in conjunction with the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program annually hosts the Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). The GRC is a half day long event featuring presentations of research projects and scholarly activity conducted by current students in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Ph.D., M.A., and Student Affairs Administration Master’s program. As a community of scholars, the GRC provides an opportunity for students to gather once a year to present their research projects and highlights from their academic and professional development. The GRC also provides an opportunity for newly admitted students to meet with current students and faculty.
The GRC highlights the research of scholars across three main categories:
- Academic Showcase sessions (M.A. projects, class-based projects)
- Research projects (for research conducted independent of a class assignment)
- International projects
The GRC begins with breakfast which allows newly admitted students the opportunity to meet with faculty and current students. Students then attend presentation sessions in concurrent conference format and end the day with lunch with current students and faculty.
Registration and Presenter Information
Registration information and logistical details are available on the departmental GRC webpage.
To view programs from past GRC experiences, visit the GRC Program Archive.
Voices from Our Community
"I have presented at the GRC for three out of the four years I have been in the doctoral program. The GRC has been a great space where our community of scholars can come together, share, and support one another as a HALE family. Oftentimes, we present our work at national and regional conference, which is great, but many folks here don't get a chance to learn about the project. It's exciting to present your own work, but really enjoyable to hear the work others are doing." - Dr. Qiana Green, HALE alum
"The Graduate Research Colloquium was phenomenal! I learned about the wonderful research among MSU's faculty and students. I also had the opportunity to meet prospective graduate students who were interested in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program. I also appreciated interacting with other MSU students during the morning and afternoon sessions. It was one of the best conferences I have ever attended!" - Terrance Range, HALE PhD student