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    2016 Forums

    Humanities Indicators

    November 30, 2016

    The Humanities Indicators Project is a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences that provides the latest data on humanities trends in five broad areas: K-12 education, higher education, workforce, funding & research, and public life. Occupations and earnings data of humanities PhD and master’s degree recipients, in relation and comparison to those of select other broad fields of study, were discussed in this forum. 


    Highlights from the 2015 CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment & Degrees

    August 30, 2016

    The 2015 CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment & Degrees provides data about applications for admission to graduate school and graduate student enrollment in Fall 2015, and graduate degrees and certificates conferred in 2014-15. The survey has been jointly conducted by CGS and the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board since 1986 and annually offers one of the most comprehensive examinations of trends in graduate enrollment and degrees in the United States


    Supporting Students of Color on the Pathway to Graduate Education: Barriers and Supports on Mentoring

    May 18, 2016

    Faculty mentorship plays a critical role in facilitating graduate school aspirations among undergraduate students, particularly for students from traditional underrepresented minority backgrounds. This presentation defines what constitutes mentoring and how faculty members may be motivated to engage in mentoring activities. It also discusses some of the barriers against institutional environment and disciplinary culture that encourage and promote mentoring behavior among faculty. 


    Science & Engineering Indicators

    March 17, 2016

    The Science & Engineering Indicators report is one of the preeminent sources of information on education, labor market, and demographic characteristics of the science and engineering enterprise. The 2016 version, released earlier this year, contains not only a wealth of data, but is being delivered in an almost entirely electronic mode. Trends in graduate education and the academic labor market are the particular topics of focus for this presentation.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.