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Making grad school work for STEM students

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 1, 2018 | 10:30 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, May 31, 2018Science

The training of graduate students in science is no laughing matter. But the cascade of reports issued on the topic over the past quarter-century has become something of an inside joke among those who care about graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

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Report Dings Tax Deduction for High-Income Grad Students

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 1, 2018 | 10:27 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateFriday, June 1, 2018Inside Higher Ed

A new report from the Brookings Institution argues that the federal government is forgoing hundreds of millions in tax revenue each year through a tax credit that largely benefits graduate students with high incomes. Advocates for graduate education, though, say the report reinforces a false dichotomy between supporting undergraduate and graduate education. Beth Buehlmann of the Council of Graduate Schools said assessing the tax credit based on the income of those claiming it doesn’t account for the whole financial picture of those students.

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Push for Big Change in Graduate STEM Ed

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 30, 2018 | 10:53 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, May 30, 2018Inside Higher Ed

U.S. graduate education in science, technology, engineering and math is, in many ways, the “gold standard” for the world. But it can and must better prepare graduates for a changing science landscape and multiple careers. It should also be more transparent in terms of where graduates end up working. So says a major new report on the future of graduate STEM education from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

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No One Wants to Be Your Dean. Here’s How You Might Fix That.

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 9:55 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateFriday, May 25, 2018The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fill the pipeline and get talented prospects ready by adopting these strategies.

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How to convince a skeptic the pay gap is real

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 9:53 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, April 10, 2018CNBC

Extensive research demonstrates that the gender pay gap exists, but there are many skeptics who still think otherwise.

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Taking a Look At The #Blackandhooded Movement

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 9:23 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, May 22, 2018Wisconsin Public Radio

We look at the social media movement, #blackandhooded, which has grown from a hashtag on social media into a scholarship fund and network for black academics. We talk with one founder and then talk to an analyst about why minority students are so underrepresented in graduate studies.

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The Value of Testing in Graduate Admissions

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 9:21 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, May 21, 2018Inside Higher Ed

In an opinion piece published last week, Julie R. Posselt and Casey W. Miller, made the argument that the “test-optional” movement not only has merit but must be a conversation in doctoral programs across the country. We agree that “a serious conversation about current admissions” in graduate education is necessary. We agree that this conversation requires critical introspection and candid conversations.

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Private Lenders Eye Graduate Loan Market

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 9:18 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateFriday, May 4, 2018Inside Higher Ed

Private lenders hold just a fraction of the outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. -- about 7.7 percent as of last year. But those companies have plans to grow their student loan holdings. And they argue that with the help of Congress, they could play an even bigger role in the student loan marketplace -- as they formerly did.

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Tips for Applying to Popular U.S. Graduate Programs

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 9:01 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, March 22, 2018U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. is a popular destination for international graduate students, especially those pursuing degrees in fields like engineering and business. But that interest may be waning.

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Postgrad news in brief: Trump’s travel ban deters international students

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 8:58 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, March 20, 2018The Guardian

Donald Trump’s travel ban could be responsible for a fall in the number of applications and enrolments from international students to the US – the first decline in both numbers since 2003. New figures from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) show that first-time enrolments have dropped by 1%, and final application counts by 3%.

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Rise of ‘fake news’ producing more journalism majors

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 25, 2018 | 8:56 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateMonday, March 19, 2018New York Post

Applications have jumped at journalism schools across the country. After five years of “consistent” application numbers, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism saw a 10 percent increase for the 2017-2018 school year, a spokeswoman said. (Graduate schools in the US have seen applications rise about 1 percent annually in recent years, according to a report from the Council of Graduate Schools.)

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Lauren Inouye Joins the Council of Graduate Schools as Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - May 1, 2018 | 2:52 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateTuesday, May 1, 2018 CGS_hires_LaurenInouye_VP_PubPolicyGAv2.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

 

Washington, DC —Today the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced that Lauren Inouye has been named the Council’s vice president for public policy and government affairs. Her tenure at CGS begins May 1, 2018. She succeeds Beth Buehlmann, who had served in the role since 2013.

 

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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JoAnn Canales Named 2018-19 CGS Dean-in-Residence

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - April 19, 2018 | 3:08 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, April 19, 2018 Canales_CGS_DIR_2018-19.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg, CGS: (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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