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    2018 CGS Annual Meeting

    Final Program



    Meeting Dates and Location
    December 5-8, 2018
    Omni Shoreham Hotel
    Washington, DC



    With nearly 700 meeting registrants, this year's annual meeting was our most successful yet! Annual meeting participants explored varied and important issues in graduate education. Participants—graduate deans; associate and assistant deans; faculty and staff from colleges/universities; association, federal and state agency, and other education-related administrators; graduate students, and others interested in graduate education—enjoyed a unique forum where they met leaders in their field and exchanged ideas and information.


    Selected PowerPoint presentations from the 2018 CGS 58th Annual Meeting are below. Presentations are in chronological order by each category. Presentations are offered as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.


    Pre-Meeting Workshop Presentations


    Legal Issues
    Traevena Byrd and Peter McDonough


    Master's Level Enrollment Management
    Janet Delany, Andrea Golato, and Olivia Nash


    Basics of Data Visualization and Analysis
    Andrew Campbell, Laura Carlson, Marij Gajdardziska-Josfiovska, and Robin Garrell


    Supporting First-Generation and Underrepresented Students
    Karin Elliot, David H. Jackson, and Cari Moorehead


    PhD Professional Development for Diverse Careers
    Peter Harries, Lisa Tedesco, and Paula M. Wood-Adam


    Individual Development Plans: Roadmaps for Student Success
    Suzanne E. Barbour, Jean-Pierre Delplanque, and Pushpalatha Murthy


    Mission-Driven Admissions: A Holistic Perspective
    Stanley Dunn, Carol Genetti, and Ambika Mathur


    Master's Education in a Changing International Landscape
    Josephine Nalbantoglu, Mark J.T. Smith, and Jerry B. Weinberg


    Supporting Innovation in Dissertations and Theses
    Karen DePauw, William J. Karpus, and Susan Porter


    Using Student and Alumni Success to Tell Your School's Story
    Michael McGrade, Lori McMahon, Brandy Randall, and Tammi Vacha-Hasse


    Promoting Graduate Student Mental Health
    Frances Leslie, Nance Roy, and Lisa Young


    Review of Graduate Programs: Master's and Doctoral
    Benjamin Caldwell, Barbara Krauthamer, and Paula D. McCalin



    Concurrent Sessions Presentations


    Using Data to Support the Lifecycle of Graduate Student Success
    Sponsored by Liaison International
    Larry Boles, Julie Masterson, and Robert Ruiz


    Understanding the Master's Admissions Landscape
    Robert Augustine, James Marshall, and Sheryl Tucker


    Defining and Implementing Graduate Learning Outcomes
    Ann R. Hawkins, Alan Leshner, and Mark J.T. Smith


    Professional Development for International Students
    Jennifer Bonds Raacke, Jerome Kukor, and Janet Rutledge


    Great Expectations: Understanding Humanities PhD Career Pathways
    Maureen McCarthy, Graham Hammill and Mary Farmer Kaiser


    Leadership Progression: Pathways into the Deanship
    William R. Graves, Scott Herness, and Sarah C. Larsen


    Recruiting and Supporting Indigenous Students
    Linda Mason, Fahim Quadir, and Janet Sturman
    Fahim Quadir


    How Machine Learning Will Change Graduate Admissions
    Sponsored by Kira Talent
    Lisa Armistead, Emilie Cushman, and Jerry Weinberg


    Navigating the Sea of Surveys
    Barbara Knuth and Phillip Trella


    Promoting Graduate Student Health and Wellness
    Elizabeth Klonoff, Kim LaScola Needy, and Susan Porter


    Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Student Learning
    Thomas Jeitschko, James Wimbush, and Marjorie Zatz


    Partnerships with Regional Stakeholders
    Jasbir Dhaliwal, Scott Lanyon, and Aimée Surprenant



    Lightning Round Sessions Presentations


    Showcasing Your Graduate School
    Sponsored by bepress
    Pam Vitu


    Is Online Professional Development the Next Wave for Graduate Education?: Research Results from a Four Year Study
    Sponsored by DoctoralNet LTD
    E. Alana James


    Attract More International Students by Speaking Their Language!
    Sponsored by Prodigy Finance
    Joel Frisch




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