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What Gender Gap? Women Are Now Majority Of STEM Grads

December 13, 2018 | 1:09 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateTuesday, November 27, 2018The Daily Wire

Perry took data from the Council of Graduate Schools and included its “Health and Medical Sciences” classification as a STEM field. Doing so found that 50.6% of grad students enrolled in STEM programs in 2017 were women, even though women were only the majority of enrollees in two classifications: “Biological and Agricultural Sciences” and “Health and Medical Sciences.” Still, far more women were enrolled in health sciences than either sex in any of the other fields.

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Report on Master's Degree Admissions

December 13, 2018 | 1:07 pm
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A new report from the Council of Graduate Schools calls for more transparency in admissions in master's programs. The report outlines key factors in master's admissions, including evidence that applicants will succeed in the programs, critical thinking and letters of recommendation.

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CGS Meeting Hears Sobering Report on Black Student Access

December 13, 2018 | 1:05 pm
Section: Member EngagementSub Section: In the NewsNewsNewsroomEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoEmbed code: Private: Not privateThursday, December 6, 2018Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Institutional racism, White supremacy and anti-Black attitudes fuel underrepresentation of Black students on college and university campuses across the United States, with access a battle constantly being waged in legal courts and the court of public opinion, according to an academic who addressed the 58th annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools this week.

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International Students Steer Clear of Graduate Programmes in the United States

December 13, 2018 | 11:37 am
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The number of international students enrolling in US graduate programmes is falling, according to reports from the US Council of Graduate Schools in Washington DC and the Institute of International Education in New York City.

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Panel to CGS: Holistic Admissions Strategy Aids Grad Student Diversity

December 10, 2018 | 10:38 am
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https://diverseeducation.com/article/133846/

 

An intentional and campus wide approach and a holistic evaluation of underrepresented students in the admissions process can help graduate schools cultivate a diverse and inclusive student body and produce degree-holders who are culturally competent.

 

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Winners of 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Announced

December 6, 2018 | 11:42 am
Sub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageSection: Member EngagementEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateAwards recognize outstanding research by graduates in the fields of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering & Social SciencesThursday, December 6, 2018 PR 2018_CGS_Proquest Awards_Final.pdf

Contacts:

Katherine Hazelrigg, Council of Graduate Schools

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

 

Beth Dempsey, ProQuest

(248) 349-7810 | beth.dempsey@proquest.com

 

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 is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents and multimedia assets. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. ProQuest connects information communities, enabling complex networks of systems and processes to work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

 

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

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Steven W. Matson Receives Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education

December 5, 2018 | 4:13 pm
Sub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageSection: Member EngagementEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateFor his invaluable contributions to the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate community, Matson is the third DWS Award recipient.Thursday, December 6, 2018 PR_2018_DWS_Award_Final.pdf

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg

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

 

Washington, DC – The Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has announced that Dr. Steven W. Matson, dean of The Graduate School and professor of biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the 2018 recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education. Matson received the honor at an awards ceremony held during the CGS 58th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

 

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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Vanderbilt University Receives ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education

December 5, 2018 | 4:08 pm
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Contacts:

Katherine Hazelrigg, CGS

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

 

Jason Baran, ETS

(609) 683-2428 | jbaran@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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Carrie Hyde Receives 2018 Arlt Award in the Humanities

December 5, 2018 | 3:55 pm
Sub Section: AwardsGeneral ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsroomPress ReleasesRotating ImageSection: Member EngagementEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateDr. Hyde becomes the award’s 48th recipient for her book, Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of US Citizenship.Thursday, December 6, 2018 PR_2018_Arlt_Award_Final.pdf

Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg

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

 

Washington, DC – The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has awarded the 2018 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities to Dr. Carrie Hyde, associate professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. The awards ceremony was held during the CGS 58th 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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In Master’s Degree Programs, Admissions Processes Prioritize Retention

December 4, 2018 | 10:01 am
Section: Best PracticesSub Section: General ContentFeaturedHomepageNewsroomPress ReleasesPublicationsReportsRotating ImageEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateCGS Study Highlights Goals and Limitations of Current Master’s Admissions ProcessesTuesday, December 4, 2018Full Report

                                                                                                                                

CGS Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg                                                                  ETS Contact: Jason Baran

(202) 461-3888 / khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu                                                (609) 683-2428 / jbaran@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.

 

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

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A Guide to Different Types of College Degrees

November 27, 2018 | 10:31 am
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https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/a-guide-to-different-types-of-college-degrees

 

A doctorate degree is the highest traditional academic degree. Earning a Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph.D. for short, can be a long endeavor, taking anywhere from three to 10 years of study. Doctoral candidates also are expected to conduct research and publish as part of their degree programs.

 

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America is No Longer Attracting the Top Minds in Physics

November 7, 2018 | 1:42 pm
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2018/11/06/america-is-no-longer-attracting-the-top-minds-in-physics/#6ee9e68b24a8

 

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Is Trump to Blame for Fewer International Students Enrolling in the US?

October 29, 2018 | 1:28 pm
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https://www.studyinternational.com/news/is-trump-to-blame-for-fewer-international-students-enrolling-in-the-us/

 

International student enrollments for US graduate schools are down for the second year in a row according to a new report, raising concerns as to what’s behind the continuing decline.

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Trump Administration Planning Stricter Student Visa Rules

October 29, 2018 | 12:54 pm
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https://www.educationdive.com/news/trump-administration-planning-stricter-student-visa-rules/540107/

 

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Institute Marks 25 Years of Training Minorities as Faculty, Mentors

October 29, 2018 | 12:43 pm
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https://diverseeducation.com/article/130478/ 

 

In keynote remarks, Dr. Suzanne Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools, stressed the critical importance of developing multiple mentors and advisers rather than relying on one individual.

 

“Mentoring and advising are way too much for one person to do,” she said. “So, you need a network.”

 

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Disenchanted Ph.D. Recipients, Take Solace: It Gets Better, New Research Suggests

October 18, 2018 | 8:50 am
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https://www.chronicle.com/article/Disenchanted-PhD-Recipients/244840?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest

 

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No Regrets

October 18, 2018 | 8:46 am
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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/18/large-scale-humanities-phd-tracking-effort-finds-theyd-do-it-all-over-again-if-given

 

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In and Outside Academia, Humanists Say Their PhD Programs Prepared Them Well

October 17, 2018 | 8:01 pm
Section: Best PracticesSub Section: General ContentFeaturedNewsNewsroomPress ReleasesEmabed heroarea video: Don't embed hero area videoPrivate: Not privateThursday, October 18, 2018 RESEARCH BRIEF.pdf MEDIA KIT.pdfPRESS RELEASE   EMBARGOED UNTIL: October 18, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. EDT   Contact: Katherine Hazelrigg
(202) 461-3888 khazelrigg@cgs.nche.edu     Washington, DC – The Council of Graduate Schools today released a research brief that reports on humanities PhD
holders’ perceptions of the relevance of their doctoral programs to their current jobs. The brief, which draws on data
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New International Graduate Enrollments Fall Again

October 4, 2018 | 3:25 pm
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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/03/report-says-international-graduate-enrollments-were-down-second-straight-year-last

 

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International Students' Graduate Enrollment is Down, Study Finds. Some Say U.S. Policy is to Blame.

October 4, 2018 | 9:25 am
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https://www.chronicle.com/article/International-Students-/244706?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest

 

Graduate enrollment by international students in the United States has decreased for the second time since 2003, according to an annual report by the Council of Graduate Schools.

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