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We are happy to give a warm welcome to NAGAP's newest members from the past week:
Danielle Breaux — Palmer Chiropractic College
Tiffany Coleman — Saint Louis University
Joshua Lobb — University of Iowa
Haley McKinnon — Troy University
Nelda Montemayor — Indiana University School of Public Health
Natasha Saldana — University of Texas at Austin
Natalie Yingling — Slippery Rock University
Enrollment Modeling and Strategic Planning
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
2 p.m. ET
(Rescheduled from Feb. 12, 2019)
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!
March 29 – April 8, 2019
NAGAP and FPP EDU Media have collaborated to offer a unique recruitment tour package specifically for NAGAP members. This specialized tour will focus on the recruitment of high-quality graduate students for participating institutions while simultaneously expanding connections at Indian universities and with Indian agents and counselors.
Click here for more information.
Register now because the 2019 Pre-Conference Institute (PCI) in Toronto is bringing high-impact learning, and this PCI is ready to deliver!
When: Wednesday, April 10, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
What does the 2019 PCI offer? 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 members' needs, International Graduate Enrollment Management: Data driven strategies to optimize recruitment and support international graduate students. 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.
Apply for a PCI Fellowship
Deadline: Monday, Feb. 25, 11:45 p.m. ET
NAGAP encourages its members to apply for an Institute fellowship. Fellowships are a great way to stretch professional development dollars.
Please contact Kathryn Kendall, Sr. Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Online Programs, State University of New York at Buffalo, at email@example.com if you have questions.
- What it covers: Two fellowships are available for NAGAP members. Each fellowship covers the registration fee and hotel accommodations for two nights.
- How to apply: To apply for a fellowship, provide your contact information and a 250-500 word essay here.
- What to include: The application essay must provide:
- The reason for interest in attending the Pre-Conference Institute.
- How you think the Pre-Conference Institute would assist you in your professional development.
- Recipient responsibility: Fellowship recipients must agree to submit an essay about their experiences at the Pre-Conference Institute. Their essays will later appear in an issue of NAGAP's Perspectives.
Do you still need to register for the Annual Conference?
We are two months away from the Annual Conference in Toronto! While many of us are seasoned experts in regular travel, you may find the short checklist helpful.
Stay tuned next week for more focus on our post-conference optional event. Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! As always, don't forget to hashtag #NAGAPImGoing!
- Register! If you have not done so, make sure to secure your spot.
- Confirm any travel documents you may need if traveling from outside of the country. A little planning can save you a lot of energy down the line.
- While many Toronto stores accept the US dollar, we recommend converting some of your currency prior to your visit. Research exchange rates and locations ahead of time, as well.
- Consider planning your session attendance prior to the conference. You can find session details in the full program.
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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.
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).
Click the Visit Career Center button below for more opportunities!
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
Rachel Toor is a professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University, writes: "Being admitted to graduate school can feel like a prize — until you actually get there and have to do the work. I'm a full professor now, yet I still vividly recall those daunting first months. And I'm reminded of them each academic year, as I watch so many excellent students make the same missteps. That got me thinking about how graduate students can better set themselves up for success. The result is this list of 10 tips."
Inside Higher Ed
New enrollments of international students at U.S. graduate schools fell for the second year in a row, according to a survey from the Council of Graduate Schools.
First-time international enrollments fell by 1 percent from fall 2017 to fall 2018, following on a 1 percent decline the year before that.
U.S. News & World Report
If you are used to shorter standardized tests like the SAT or GRE, the seven-hour-and-30-minute MCAT may pose unique challenges to your testing stamina. Even with breaks, focusing for each 90-95 minute section can leave you exhausted before the exam is over.
Though you might not be able to predict when exactly exhaustion will hit on test day, developing strategies to overcome mid-exam tiredness can help you stay engaged when your performance runs the risk of otherwise slipping.
Applications from Indian national students to American graduate programs fell 12 percent from 2017 to 2018, leading to an overall decline in international enrollment in U.S. universities, according to a new study from the Council of Graduate Schools.
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