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New Recommendations Aim to Improve Ethics in International Research Collaborations

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - September 19, 2017 | 2:23 pm
Section: Best PracticesSub Section: General ContentNewsroomPress ReleasesPublicationsEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateTuesday, September 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg (202) 461.3888/ khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu

 

Council of Graduate Schools Releases Learning Outcomes, Assessment Tools, and Best Practices for Deans

 

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is an organization of approximately 500 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada engaged in graduate education, research, and the preparation of candidates for advanced degrees. The organization’s mission is to improve and advance graduate education, which it accomplishes through advocacy in the federal policy arena, research, and the development and dissemination of best practices.

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Statement by CGS President Suzanne Ortega Regarding the Trump Administration’s Decision on DACA

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - September 5, 2017 | 2:53 pm
Section: Public Policy & AdvocacySub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageLanding PageNewsNewsroomPosition StatementsPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, September 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Julia Kent 

202.461.3874 / jkent@cgs.nche.edu

 

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is an organization of approximately 500 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada engaged in graduate education, research, and the preparation of candidates for advanced degrees. The organization’s mission is to improve and advance graduate education, which it accomplishes through advocacy in the federal policy arena, research, and the development and dissemination of best practices.

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Coalition of Universities Selected to Gather Data about PhD Career Pathways

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 24, 2017 | 8:59 am
Sub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesSection: Member EngagementEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateProject will Help PhD Programs Strengthen their Professional Development and Mentoring EffortsMonday, July 24, 2017 PR_PhD Career Pathways_Final.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg | (202) 461-3888/khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu

 

Project will Help PhD Programs Strengthen their Professional Development and Mentoring Efforts

 

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is an organization of approximately 500 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada engaged in graduate education, research, and the preparation of candidates for advanced degrees. The organization’s mission is to improve and advance graduate education, which it accomplishes through advocacy in the federal policy arena, research, and the development and dissemination of best practices.

 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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PhD students: time to make them university employees?

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:36 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, May 18, 2017Times Higher Education

The benefits of treating PhD students as university employees, an issue under consideration by some institutions in the UK and US, have been spotlighted by the recent completion of reforms in Sweden. In the US, some universities are now making it possible for PhD candidates to join unions that can fight for better terms and conditions. A spokeswoman for the US Council of Graduate Schools said that most universities have viewed graduate students as students first and foremost as US doctoral programmes involve coursework, not just research.

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Decline in the attractiveness of U.S. education to the world is troubling

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:27 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateSaturday, April 22, 2017The Marietta Times

American colleges and universities’ ability to attract international students is in decline...‘Our deans describe it as a chilling effect,’ said Suzanne Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools. The numbers are provoking anxiety in some programs that rely on international students, who bring more than $32 billion a year into the U.S. economy˘ Slumping graduate school applications can now be seen at universities ranging from giant Big Ten public universities like Ohio State and Indiana University to regional programs such as Portland State.”

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Managing finances might be graduate students’ toughest test

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:26 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, April 11, 2017Washington Post

According to a three-year study conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools in conjunction with TIAA that concluded in 2016, 60 percent of master’s students and 55 percent of doctoral students feel stressed about their finances.

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The sad state of professional development programs for scientists

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:22 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, April 5, 2017Science

A new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) observes, “the majority of PhDs gain employment outside the academy.” What will really matter for these doctorate holders is how well they understand and navigate the quite different processes that lead to nonacademic employment.

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Colleges drop standardized tests to boost applications, diversity

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:21 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, April 3, 2017Worcester Business Journal

A 2016 report by the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) underscores the importance of a holistic review of applicants to master's and doctoral programs in fostering diversity in higher education, as well as improved student outcomes.

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UVenus Responds: The Current Political Climate

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:21 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, March 22, 2017Inside Higher Ed

At that moment the only information I had to work with was from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) - a group that had already been in significant discussions with the US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

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Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 12, 2017 | 10:19 am
Section: Member ServicesSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, March 16, 2017The New York Times

Nearly 40 percent of colleges are reporting overall declines in applications from international students, according to a survey of 250 college and universities, released this week by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The biggest decline is in applications from the Middle East. Many officials cited worries among prospective students about Trump administration immigration policies. “International student recruitment professionals report a great deal of concern from students all over the globe,” the study said.

 

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