The Office of Graduate Education will ensure excellence in graduate education, in collaboration with college deans, faculty, and students, on RIT's home and international campuses. In partnership with the graduate program directors, the Office will ensure that RIT's graduate programs provide the highest quality educational experience for students. The Office will advocate for graduate education and the needs of students. It will promote research, creative practice and experiential learning. It will propose policies and establish guidelines for graduate education and for a student's progress towards a graduate degree. The Office will enhance the environment for graduate study by providing high quality services for graduate students. It will lead in creating a community of faculty and students who engage in education, creative practice and research.