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More International Students Avoiding Arkansas Universities, Fear For Safety A Reason

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 1:10 pm
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Arkansas universities saw a 4 percent drop in international undergrads during the 2016-2017 school year and an 8 percent drop last school year. As for graduate students, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education says it has no statistics on international student enrollment in advanced degree programs. Administrators fear that misconceptions about the state may be deterring international applicants. 

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How Institutions Can Continue to Attract International Students 

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 12:01 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, July 18, 2018https://www.educationdive.com/news/how-institutions-can-continue-to-attract-inte...

Statistics supplied by the Council of Graduate Schools in 2018 show that for the first time since fall 2003 there has been a decline in graduate student enrollment. The organization said specifically, applications from prospective international graduate students declined by 3%, while first-time enrollment of international graduate students declined by 1% in predominately master’s degree and certificate programs.

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Free Speech Among Issues Explored at CGS Convening

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 11:58 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, July 18, 2018http://diverseeducation.com/article/119608/

During the four-day CGS convening, which concludes Wednesday, topics range from graduate student health and linking financial support to student outcomes and supporting international student enrollment.

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International Collaborative Explores Social and Emotional Learning in Higher Education

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 11:55 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, July 18, 2018http://diverseeducation.com/article/119920/

With more students at all levels reporting feelings of loneliness and depression, increasing levels of psychological distress among graduate students and a documented rise in suicide rates both within and outside educational communities, proponents of social and emotional learning say it’s an idea whose time has come.

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Central Mass. colleges say federal guidance won't change admissions

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 11:48 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, July 18, 2018http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20180711/NEWS01/180719989/central-mass-colleges...

Central Massachusetts colleges say they don't expect to change their admissions reviews as a result of the Trump Administration's advisement that colleges no longer consider a student's race or ethnicity in the admissions process. 

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Grad School Sees Diversity Progress, Record for International Applicants 

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 11:00 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, July 18, 2018https://paw.princeton.edu/article/grad-school-sees-diversity-progress-record-int...

The Graduate School’s applicant pool jumped 7 percent this year as applications from international students rose 7.6 percent to a record figure. The school offered admission to 1,373 master’s and Ph.D. students, and 668 accepted offers — a yield of 48.7 percent.

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Why Some 2018 Grads Want to Go Back to School Already 

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 18, 2018 | 10:50 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentIn the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateWednesday, July 18, 2018Moneyish

More than one-third of college graduates looking for work are considering returning to school to improve their employment chances.

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Statement by CGS President Suzanne Ortega on Reversal of Guidance that Aims to Promote Diversity

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 6, 2018 | 9:53 am
Section: Public Policy & AdvocacySub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageLanding PageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateFriday, July 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

Washington, DC— Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) President Suzanne Ortega released the following statement on reversal of guidance that aims to promote diversity:

 

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 on Reversal of Guidance that Aims to Promote Diversity

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 6, 2018 | 9:53 am
Section: Public Policy & AdvocacySub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageLanding PageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateFriday, July 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

Washington, DC— Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) President Suzanne Ortega released the following statement on reversal of guidance that aims to promote diversity:

 

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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Four Minority-Serving Institutions Selected to Join CGS’s PhD Career Pathways Project

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 5, 2018 | 10:47 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageIn the NewsNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, July 5, 2018 PR_PhDCareerPathways_SupplementAwardees.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

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

 

Washington, DC – The Council of Graduate Schools today announced that four federally-recognized Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) will join an existing coalition that are working to gather and use data about the careers of PhD students and alumni. A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF grant #1661272) has been supporting data collection about PhD careers in STEM fields.

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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Four Minority-Serving Institutions Selected to Join CGS’s PhD Career Pathways Project

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - July 5, 2018 | 10:47 am
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageIn the NewsNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, July 5, 2018 PR_PhDCareerPathways_SupplementAwardees.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

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

 

Washington, DC – The Council of Graduate Schools today announced that four federally-recognized Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) will join an existing coalition that are working to gather and use data about the careers of PhD students and alumni. A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF grant #1661272) has been supporting data collection about PhD careers in STEM fields.

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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Statement by CGS President Suzanne Ortega Regarding Recent Immigration Proposals

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 21, 2018 | 8:34 am
Section: Public Policy & AdvocacySub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, June 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

Washington, DC— Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) President Suzanne Ortega released the following statement on recent immigration proposals

 

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 Immigration Proposals

CGS Feed for cgsnet.org - June 21, 2018 | 8:34 am
Section: Public Policy & AdvocacySub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageLanding PageNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, June 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

Washington, DC— Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) President Suzanne Ortega released the following statement on recent immigration proposals

 

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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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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