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We are happy to give a warm welcome to NAGAP's newest members from the past week:
Katie Bartlett — University at Albany
Jessica Boyle — University of San Diego
Cindy Dean — Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business at Asbury University
Kelsie Diaz — Loyola University
Ebony Dixon — Southern Methodist University
Michael Ellison — Chicago State University
Elice Garcia-Baca — University of Maryland School of Medicine
Meghan Gatti — The Wharton School
Matthew McCarthy-Clark — Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University
Join us in India this spring — five major cities, 11 days!
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.
Learn more about our graduate recruitment tour, including schedule, benefits, and costs on our website. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. ET for an informational webinar about this opportunity.
Register today for this amazing educational opportunity!
The hotel reservation deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 21. Make hotel reservations here.
The event is an intensive and interactive two-day conference for advanced graduate enrollment management (GEM) professionals featuring sessions on data and trends in graduate education, implementation of the GEM model, marketing strategies, implicit bias and more!
24th Annual NAGAP Winter Institute for Advanced
Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals
Jan. 17-18, 2019
InterContinental San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The year 2019 is quickly approaching and there still seems like there is so much for all of us to accomplish. The great news is you are in great shape regarding your travel planning to Toronto. As we move closer to our Annual Conference, we have some exciting news to share with you:
Continue to look out for helpful hints and special announcements in the coming weeks. We're excited about this year's conference. We believe you will be impressed with the lineup. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
- Register now! Registration is officially open! Make sure to take advantage of the early-bird discount.
- Make sure to reserve your hotel room by Tuesday, March 19, to secure your conference rate. There are many reasons to stay at the conference hotel ... we will share some advantages in a few weeks!
- Get involved! Look out for volunteer opportunities in February. This is a great way to build out your conference schedule and maximize your experience.
- And as always, make sure to check in regularly with the NAGAP conference page for the latest information.
Extend your visit to Toronto with a NAGAP Exclusive Tour to Niagara Wine Region and a visit to Niagara Falls:
A day trip to Niagara Falls offers an unforgettable experience to visit one of the most spectacular regions in Canada. Your tour will be guided by a licensed Niagara Tour Guide and will include incredible views of the Niagara Escarpment, a delicious private wine tasting at one of the regions best wineries, 13th Street Winery and finally a stop at one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls with a close-up look at the spectacular falls on the Hornblower Cruise.
Niagara Falls Day Tour
$125 CAD per person + tax and processing fees
Offered: April 13, 2019 | 1:30-7:30 p.m.
Departs from Sheraton Centre Toronto Lobby at 1:30 p.m.
Tour includes: Private motor coach transportation to/from the Sheraton Centre Hotel, wine tasting with small bites at 13th Street Winery, and admission to the Hornblower Cruise, escorted by a licensed Niagara Tour guide.
There will be some free time at the winery and after the cruise to explore area; Clifton Hill, The Niagara Skywheel, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower and much more! Dinner recommendations, maps and coupon vouchers will be provided.
Registration is limited, to book or for more information click here.
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Watch for registration information on these upcoming webinars:
- Career, Staff, and Personal Development: Speaker Development Session — Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. ET
- Enrollment Modeling and Strategic Planning — Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. ET
- Leadership in GEM — Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. ET
- Inclusive Excellence — Tuesday, March 12, 2 p.m. ET
- Integrated Operations — Tuesday, April 9, 2 p.m. ET
Did you miss last week's webinar? Catch "Who's Afraid of Financial Aid? Graduate Merit Scholarships and How They Work" live recording by going to the member portal.
There is still time to take the November Flash Feedback Survey on Institutional Funding for Graduate Students. Share your perspective and instantly see what your peers are saying, with current results displayed after survey completion.
If this topic does not apply to you, please forward the link to other colleagues at your institution.
October Flash Feedback Survey Results
Get October's Results! The Flash Feedback summary of results for October's Use of Social Media in Graduate Enrollment Management is available. Thank you to everyone who participated!
To learn more about social media usage in GEM, be sure to read Stanley Kania's research, "Social Media and E-Marketing in Graduate Student Recruitment," in the NAGAP Perspectives Fall 2018 issue.
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. See below for brief summaries of each award and visit the Awards page on the NAGAP website for additional details and to access the Nominations/Submissions Form in Survey Monkey.
Start thinking now about who you will nominate and get those forms in. The deadline for submission is Monday, Jan. 28!
Complexity, Competition, and Constraints: A New Paradigm for International Enrollment
By Paul Schulmann, Associate Director of Research, World Education Services
Paul Schulmann of WES analyzes IIE's most recent data on student mobility to the United States and examines the complex factors that are trending new international enrollments downward.
Recruitment Tips for 2019
The recruitment landscape is ever-changing and evolving, especially as the U.S. job market continues to strengthen and grow. The unemployment rate remains at a 49-year low of 3.7 percent. Heading into 2019, strategically recruiting highly qualified talent is more important than ever before.
Here are five recruiting tips to consider when recruiting in 2019:
1. Create an attractive ad that includes a complete organizational profile, logo, perks of living, competitive benefit packages, as well as any additional compensation, like sign-on bonuses or relocation assistance.
Professionals look to their association's career centers to find targeted positions that help them advance their careers. Let NAGAP's Career Center help you reach your 2019 recruitment goals and find the qualified talent your organization needs.
2. Always consider a package that incorporates your position into an email. Emailing an open position increases job views.
3. Budget your advertising money wisely. Work with a representative or consultant to create customized packages that fit your specific goals and needs.
4. As unemployment rates go down, highly specialized and niche positions are increasingly harder to fill. Although short-term postings are offered, consider the longer-term postings. Specialized professionals can take months to decide if they want to pursue a new position or not.
5. Your brand matters. More than 75 percent of job seekers research an organization before applying to a position.
Click the Visit Career Center button below for more opportunities!
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Columbia University – New York, NY
The New England College of Optometry – Boston, MA
Director of Enrollment Management
Rodeph Sholom School – New York,NY
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Tufts University – Boston, MA
Associate Director, Graduate and Continuing Education Recruitment
Framingham State University – Framingham, MA
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Inside Higher Ed
A major reshuffling of how university graduate programs are categorized is quietly debuting this week, adding a growing "professional practice" category to research-based doctoral programs at universities nationwide.
It is the latest adjustment to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the basic way that colleges and universities are categorized — a process that is likely to accelerate as the classification moves from a five-year cycle of re-examining classifications to a three-year cycle.
Canada’s immigrant communities rendered in fondant on a cake; the experience of trauma depicted as a cinnamon bun: these are some of the confections that were part of the first Bake Your Thesis competition at Memorial University, where participants said the process of turning their research into an edible confection was a great new way to look at their work – as well as a welcome break from it.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Howard University's Ph.D. program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies emerged from a "seed of people trying to bury" historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), says the inaugural cohort of students in the program.
With research interests that touch on Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Title IX and sexual assault, accountability and governance at HBCUs, gender parity in the presidential pipeline, black women athlete's identity development and the experiences of high-level LGBT administrators at HBCUs, the graduate students are committed to redefining the narrative surrounding HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs). At the same time, they face a distinct set of challenges as they navigate their experiences as graduate students of color.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
We should all be talking about the overproduction of Ph.D.s — and not just about nonacademic career options. Alexandra M. Lord, a historian for a federal agency in Washington who writes and speaks about the need for graduate-education reform, said Ph.D.s with nonacademic careers "should have a seat at the table as universities and departments rethink graduate education."
Inside Higher Ed
Elizabeth Dunn is a Ph.D. student in Information Science at the University of North Texas, offers advice from the inside on how to reduce stress and use your school's resources more effectively. Dunn suggests a few things that your university wants you to know and utilize.
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