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We are happy to give a warm welcome to NAGAP's newest members from the past week:
Daniel Audia — Kennesaw State University
Caitlin Brown — Loyola University Maryland
Henry Cantu — UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing
Julia Celtnieks — The Graduate School at UMBC
Jonathan Clayden — California State University – Northridge
Monica Cowart — Merrimack College
Lisa Currin — Carnegie Mellon University
Lynette DePonceau — University at Buffalo
Tyler Frey — Lehigh University
Kelsey Giustra — Northeaster University College of Engineering
Parwinder Grewal — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Beth Gunderson — Hamline School of Business
Courtney Handle — Keck Graduate Institute
Julie Huffman — Mary Baldwin University
CJ Kingdom-Grier — Western Theological Seminary
Anne McCarthy — Hamline School of Business
Brady McDonald — West Virginia University
Kelly McIntyre — Western Carolina University
Jacqueline Nigro — Tufts University School of Medicine
Jeremiah Peterson — Northwestern University
Chris Rios — Baylor University
Margo Roesel — Purdue University
Melinda Ross — Kennesaw State University
Tricia Ryan — San Jose State University
Shannon Sevier — St. Mary’s School of Law
Sheb True — Kennesaw State University
Joey VanDevender — West Virginia University
Lisa Vanover — University of South Florida
Taryn Verley — School of Statistics
Nikkiya White — NC State University
Take Advantage of the 2019 Pre-Conference Institute (PCI) in Toronto
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
What does the 2019 PCI offer me? It's an opportunity to take advantage of two spectacular NAGAP events at one location. This year's PCI is on a topic that is highly relevant to both the NAGAP annual conference location (first one hosted internationally) and the member needs, International Graduate Enrollment Management: Data driven strategies to optimize recruitment and support international graduate students, as there have been many requests for topics in this area to keep up with, or get ahead of, the significant shifts. Find out more about this year’s PCI by going to NAGAP’s 2019 Pre-Conference Institute page here!
Already registered for the annual conference? Simply go to conference registration, add the "PCI Only" to your cart, and check out. This will add the PCI registration to your existing annual conference registration.
Getting Involved at the Annual Conference
2019 is here and we are really looking forward to seeing you in Toronto in the coming months! Many of you are considering ways to maximize your Annual Conference experience, and we’d like to share some opportunities for you to engage with the broader NAGAP community such as:
Fun Run/Walk: One of the fun ways to keep your fitness going when away from home. Make sure to request your T-shirt size ($15) as well as acknowledge that you’ve read the waiver on your conference registration.
We are looking forward to the great impact on learning, professional development and community engagement you have to bring to the NAGAP community.
Moderators: Your responsibilities in this role will be to introduce session presenters, engage with session audiences, and other responsibilities ... an easy way to sit in on our many great sessions!
Recorders: Write up a summary of sessions and get published in NAGAP's Perspectives! Details for both Moderators and Reporters can be found here.
Social Media Street Team: Watch for more information on how you can turn your love of social media into your contribution at the Annual Conference 2019.
Nominate a NAGAP GEM hero by the deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 5! Now is the time to recognize your colleagues for their talents and high quality performance by nominating them for a NAGAP award: Future Leader, Visionary, Distinguished Service or Promotion of Excellence award. Visit the Awards page on the NAGAP website for additional details and to access the Nominations/Submissions Form in Survey Monkey.
NAGAP is seeking nominations to fill 5-10 positions on the Experts Bureau.
Are you an expert in graduate enrollment management, and/or specialize in one of the core competencies of GEM? Consider applying to join the Bureau, or nominate a talented colleague.
The NAGAP Experts Bureau was established in 2015 as a means to connect GEM leaders with the media to speak about NAGAP's key messages on short notice. In addition to representing our organization to the press and external higher education community, the media-trained group of 15-20 members is featured in Perspectives articles and may be called upon in the future to participate in panels for workshops/webinars/other speaking opportunities.
Visit the website for more information on time commitment, expectations, etc.
- Be an engaged member of NAGAP for 5+ years (involved in leadership roles, committees, chapters, etc.).
- Have worked 10+ years in higher education (GEM experience preferred)
- Be prepared to serve for two years (with the option to step down after one year of service).
- Special knowledge of a core GEM area is especially helpful (e.g. Recruitment/Admissions, Operations, Financial Aid, Student Support Services, Advising, Alumni Relations).
Everybody knows that the most effective graduate student recruitment happens at the program level. Gradschoolmatch makes it easy for your programs to find and reach out to great prospective students. Multiply your recruiting reach by giving your programs a tool to collaborate effectively with you to drive applications and enrollment.
How can business schools future-proof their internationalisation strategies? Join an online webinar by Studyportals and EFMD featuring business school leaders on the emerging trends, challenges and best practices in higher education.
Enrollment Modeling and Strategic Planning
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
2 p.m. ET
Dr. Neil Trotta, Assistant Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Program Director for the MBA program at Fisher College, will lead a discussion on graduate program enrollment modeling and strategic planning for graduate enrollment in the current higher education climate. The discussion will include differences in students and the change in both processes that are necessary to survive these challenging times. Register now!
Watch for registration information coming soon on more webinars. Click the box below for titles and schedule.
Did you miss a past webinar? Go to the member portal and watch it there!
Sign up now for BioGAP's Meeting at the NAGAP Annual Conference
Do you work in the Biological Sciences? If so, then we invite you to become involved with BioGAP.
The BioGAP Chapter began by sharing data, trends and best practices important to all of us in order to work smarter in Graduate Enrollment Management. At our chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 10th we will be addressing issues that are important to you such as:
- Sharing data that we are in the process of gathering now on the effects on Admissions of the declining use of the GRE.
- A speaker will be addressing the training in Rigor and Reproducibility that the NIH is requiring in grant submissions.
Save the date for the BioGAP Meeting on Wednesday, April 10 (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) held in Toronto prior to the NAGAP Annual Conference. Lunch will be provided.
We have a separate registration from NAGAP. If you are interested please contact Brandy Wood.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
When it comes to diversity, graduate schools talk a good game. Well-intentioned professors and administrators want a graduate-student cohort that looks like America, but one look at the demographics shows how far we are from that goal.
In 2016 only 15 percent of all doctorates awarded by U.S. universities went to African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans, although those three groups together represent more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, and about 35 percent of the population that might be considered of doctoral-graduate age.
Exams that U.S. students need to take before being allowed into graduate school are not a reliable way of assessing whether those candidates will successfully complete a Ph.D. That is the claim of new research, which shows that the over-reliance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in Ph.D. admissions also discriminates against under-represented groups.
Chemical & Engineering News
Each year about half a million people around the world with dreams of becoming graduate students take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Many graduate schools require the standardized test, which assesses skills in critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning, as part of their application process. Some schools also require a subject GRE, which tests knowledge in a particular field. But in the past few years, a number of graduate programs, particularly in the biomedical sciences, have decided to drop the GRE as a criterion.
Research and discovery can always be traced back to ideas and creativity. Each major breakthrough, innovative concept and careful analysis of the world around us is the result of someone pursuing a bold idea, often for years at a time. Research universities provide an environment where those ideas — and the people behind them — can thrive. Many of these bold new ideas have their genesis while researchers are in graduate school or conducting their postdoctoral research. Developing the next great researchers, scholars and leaders is essential to our mission, and it is a responsibility that is evolving.
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