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    2017 Annual Meeting

    2017 Annual Meeting Program


    Selected PowerPoint presentations from the 2017 CGS 57th Annual Meeting are below. Presentations are in chronological order by each category. Presentations are offered as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.


    Pre-Meeting Workshop Presentations


    Master's Level Enrollment Management
    Julie Coonrod

    Olivia Nash


    Creating International Opportunities for US Graduate Students

    Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko

    Karen DePauw


    Tracking and Supporting Student Progress

    Karen Butler-Purry

    Janet DeLaney

    Barbara Knuth


    Attracting and Supporting International Students

    George Flowers

    Susan Porter

    Jerry Weinberg


    Holistic Review

    Stanley Dunn, Carol Genetti, Ambika Mathur

    Stanley Dunn, Carol Genetti, Ambika Mathur - Handout



    David Eaton, John Keller, Elizabeth Watkins


    Review of Graduate Programs: Master's and Doctoral

    Mark Garrison

    Scott Herness


    Competency-Based Education: What Master's Programs Need To Know

    Aaron Brower

    Peter Laipson

    Mary Watwood


    Empowering First-Generation and Underrepresented Students To Navigate Graduate School

    Suzanne Barbour

    Charles Rozek


    Using Student and Alumni Successes To Tell Your Graduate School's Story

    Steven Matson

    Brandy Randall


    Internships, Practicums, and Other Models of Immersive Professional Development

    Laura Carlson

    Max Poole



    Concurrent Sessions


    Shaping A Research Agenda For Master's Education

    Andrea Golato, Cecilia McIntosh


    Emerging Tends In The Professional Doctorate

    H. Dele Davies, Julie Masterson

    H. Dele Davies, Julie Masterson - Market Analysis Resource


    Supporting Students With Mental Health Challenges

    Aaron Krasnow


    Master's Admissions: Connecting Admission Criteria, Outcomes and Competencies

    Kent Holsinger

    James Marshall


    Articulating The Value Of The Humanities

    Ann Ardis


    Preventing and Resolving Harassment and Bullying

    William Graves

    Cari Moorehead

    Scott Whittenburg


    Understanding Accelerated Master's Degrees

    Brian Kloeppel

    Susan Stapleton


    Understanding Accelerated Master's Degrees

    Paula Wood-Adams


    Support Services for Master's Students

    Benjamin Caldwell, Tyrus Miller, Nan Yancey


    Sytemic Approaches To Diversity and Inclusion

    Karlene Hoo


    Changing Landscape Of Global Mobility

    Adham Ramadan

    Aimee Surprenant


    Sponsored Breakfast Presentations


    Proquest Breakfast: Content That Researchers Value: What The Data Show

    Austin McLean, Marlene Coles


    Educational Testing Service Breakfast: Does Testing Serve A Purpose In Holistic Application Review?

    David Payne




    Next Generation Research Ethics

    James Kroll

    Judith Stoddart


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