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Winners and Losers in Work-Study Plan

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - February 14, 2018 | 9:18 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, February 14, 2018Inside Higher Ed

House GOP proposal would end formula that favored private colleges in Northeast. But it would also mean cuts in funds to some public institutions with strong records educating low-income students and send more money to for-profit colleges.

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Study: International Students Avoiding U.S. Graduate Schools

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - February 9, 2018 | 11:17 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, February 8, 2018The American Prospect

International students vote with their feet. For the first time in more than a decade, university admissions officials reported a decrease in the number of applications to graduate school programs from international students, according to a recent Council of Graduate Schools study. Researchers found that international graduate applications declined by 3 percent and first-time enrollments declined by 1 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017.

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US: Int’l graduate applications & enrolments down

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - February 7, 2018 | 11:28 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, February 7, 2018The PIE News

The CGS report found that for the first time since Fall 2003, application counts from prospective international graduate students declined by 3% while the first-time enrolment of international graduate students declined by 1%. The overall decline was focused primarily in master’s and certificate programs, with responding institutions reporting a 4.8% decrease in applications and a 2.8% decrease in first-time enrolment.

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A Year of Travel Bans

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - February 1, 2018 | 10:46 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, February 1, 2018Inside Higher Ed

Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

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Is there a ‘Trump slump’ in international students coming to America?

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - February 1, 2018 | 10:44 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, January 31, 2018MarketWatch

It appears the U.S. is becoming a less-attractive place to pursue graduate education, and that’s an alarming trend for schools that count on tuition dollars from foreign students. Between fall 2016 and 2017, the number of international students applying to graduate school in the U.S. declined 3%, according to survey data published Tuesday by the Council of Graduate Schools, a graduate school advocacy organization.

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Overseas postgraduate applications and enrolment decline in US

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:41 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, January 31, 2018Times Higher Education

The number of prospective international students applying to and enrolling in US postgraduate programmes has declined for the first time in 13 years, figures show. Applications from prospective overseas graduate students declined by 3 per cent between autumn 2016 and autumn 2017, while first-time enrolment of international graduate students dropped by 1 per cent, according to a survey by the Council of Graduate Schools.

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More Evidence of a Drop in International Grad School Enrollment

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:41 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, January 30, 2018Inside Higher Ed

The number of first-time international students enrolling in American graduate programs declined by 1 percent from fall 2016 to fall 2017, according to new survey results from the Council of Graduate Schools.

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International Grad Students’ Interest in American Higher Ed Marks First Decline in 14 Years

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:40 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, January 30, 2018The Chronicle

For the first time in more than a decade, applications and enrollments by international graduate students at American colleges and universities declined in 2016-17, a new study has found. The study, conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools, suggests a continued softening of interest in American institutions among foreign grad students, an ebbing that was noted a year ago.

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US universities to provide tools for post-PhD life

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:39 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, January 3, 2018Nature

US graduate programmes are starting to formalize expectations for the skills and competencies that PhD students should have by the end of their studies, finds a report from the US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington DC. In a 2016 survey of its 241 member institutions, the CGS found that 65% of those responding reported that all or most of their doctoral programmes had developed formal ways to assess whether students are learning specific skills that are relevant to the workplace.

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Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, but They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:38 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, December 19, 2017New York Times

Samantha Hernandez was finishing up an argument for her dissertation about Latinos and affirmative action on Thursday when the emails started pouring in with the subject line “Congratulations.” President Trump had finished a celebratory news conference to announce the completion of a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code, and graduate students were breathing a deep sigh of relief. House Republicans had targeted them for a hefty tax increase, one that many of them could not hope to pay, but they had escaped unscathed.

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Grad students: You've been spared under the GOP tax plan

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:37 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateFriday, December 15, 2017CNN Money

Graduate students across the country have loudly protested a controversial provision of the tax plans that moved through the House and Senate in recent weeks. The proposal would have significantly driven up the tax burdens for those who receive tuition waivers from their schools. They are often teaching and research assistants.

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Reversal on Graduate Lending

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:35 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, December 11, 2017Inside Higher Ed

The GOP’s proposed update to the law governing higher education would force a U-turn for long-standing federal policies on graduate student lending. Students who pursue graduate degrees have been allowed to take out an unlimited amount in federal student loans since Congress authorized the Grad PLUS program in 2005. But the legislation proposed last week by Representative Virginia Foxx, the North Carolina Republican who chairs the House education committee, would cap annual borrowing amounts for grad students at $28,500 annually.

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Making Your Way Through the Doldrums

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 31, 2018 | 10:34 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, December 11, 2017Inside Higher Ed

The Council of Graduate Schools Ph.D. Completion Project found 10-year Ph.D. completion rates to range around only 50 to 65 percent, depending on field. The project, which collected data on 29 institutions, discovered that the reasons people leave Ph.D. programs are complex, but that few students drop out because they are intellectually incapable of doing the work.

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For First Time in over a Decade, International Graduate Applications and Enrollments Decline at U.S. Institutions

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - January 29, 2018 | 11:35 am
Section: BenchmarkingSub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageLanding PageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateMajority of Decline in Master’s and Certificate ProgramsTuesday, January 30, 2018Full ReportPress Release - PDF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Katherine Hazelrigg / khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu / 202.461.3888

 

Majority of Decline in Master’s and Certificate Programs

 

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 Recent Passage of the Tax Bill

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - December 20, 2017 | 1:32 pm
Section: Public Policy & AdvocacySub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageLanding PageNewsNewsroomPosition StatementsPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateWednesday, December 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Katherine Hazelrigg / khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu / 202.461.3888

 

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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John Keller Receives Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - December 7, 2017 | 4:04 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, December 7, 2017 PR_2017_DWS_Award.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:             

                                                                 

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg
(202) 461-3888 / khazelrigg@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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University of Washington Receives ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - December 7, 2017 | 3:59 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, December 7, 2017 PR_2017_ETS_CGS_Award.pdf

For Immediate Release:

 

Contacts:

Katherine Hazelrigg, CGS

(202) 461-3888 | khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu

 

 

Tom Ewing, ETS

(609) 683-2803 | tewing@ets.org

 

 

About ETS

At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

 

About CGS

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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John North Hopkins Receives 2017 Arlt Award in the Humanities

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - December 7, 2017 | 3:51 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, December 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

                                                                        

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

 

Washington, DC – The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has awarded the 2017 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities to Dr. John North Hopkins, assistant professor of art history and classical studies at Rice University. The awards ceremony was held during the CGS 57th Annual Meeting.

 

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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Winners of 2017 CGS/ProQuest® Distinguished Dissertation Awards Announced

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - December 7, 2017 | 3:42 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, December 7, 2017 PR 2017_CGS_Proquest Awards_v2.pdf

For Immediate Release

 

Contacts:

Katherine Hazelrigg, Council of Graduate Schools
(202) 461-3888 | khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu

 

Beth Dempsey, ProQuest
(248) 349-7810 | beth.dempsey@proquest.com

 

Awards recognize outstanding research by graduates in the fields of Biological and Life Sciences & Humanities and Fine Arts

 

About the Council of Graduate Schools (www.cgsnet.org)

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.

 

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

 

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Alexander Street™, Bowker®, Dialog®, Ex Libris® and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, the Pivot® research development tool and the Ebook Central®, ebrary®, EBL™ and MyiLibrary® ebook platforms. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

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New Report Highlights Growing Role of Learning Outcomes in U.S. Doctoral Education

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - November 27, 2017 | 1:47 pm
Section: Best PracticesSub Section: General ContentNewsroomPress ReleasesEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateMonday, November 27, 2017 PR_DoctoralLearningOutcomes11.2017Final.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

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

 

About CGS

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.

 

About Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Lumina envisions a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. The Foundation’s goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

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