Core components:

Faculty Advisors

Each graduate student is matched with a faculty advisor for a discrete period of time based on faculty needs and budgetary considerations.  Faculty members guide and facilitate workload and projects while students learn to manage their workload and incoming projects.


Graduate students participate in an orientation where they have the opportunity to meet with fellow FGAP students and to learn about day-to-day operations and the Fanning culture.  Graduate students are encouraged on an ongoing basis to meet with faculty members with whom they would like to work and discuss potential projects.

Ongoing Learning Opportunities

FGAP provides several professional development opportunities each semester. Students and faculty participate together and learn from each other, and have the opportunity to develop and hone skills in core Fanning competencies such as leading difficult conversations, process and facilitation skills, implementing leadership education and development programs, curriculum development, technical assistance, applied research, and data collection and evaluation.

Evaluation and Feedback

Students can expect constructive feedback on all projects.  The FGAP Committee conducts end of the semester interviews with all graduate students, and serves as a liaison with faculty if any problems arise.