Plenary and Concurrent Sessions

    The CGS meeting will offer plenary and concurrent sessions that address the various facets of graduate education.


    Plenary Sessions


    • Higher Education: The Next Ten Years
    • The Millenials: Myths and Truths Behind America’s Most Talked about Generation
    • Delivering on the Promise of the Education Gospel
    • Diversity Imperative in Graduate Education: The Need to Ensure Equity for All—LaPidus Lecture
    • Embracing Difference through Inclusive Pedagogies
    • Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®): Awardee Showcase and Roundtable Discussion


    Concurrent Sessions


    • New Revenue Models for Graduate Education
    • Innovation in Graduate Professional Development
    • Understanding Accelerated Master’s Degrees
    • Systematic Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion
    • Next Generation Research Ethics
    • Graduate Education 2030: A Global Perspective
    • Shaping a Research Agenda for Master’s Education
    • Articulating the Value of the Humanities
    • Preventing and Resolving Harassment and Bullying
    • Views and Updates from the National Science Foundation
    • Master’s Admissions: Connecting Admission Criteria, Outcomes and Competencies
    • Changing Landscape of Global Mobility
    • Supporting Students with Mental Health Challenges
    • Emerging Trends in the Professional Doctorate
    • Student Services for Master’s Students
    • Using National Data to Understand Graduate Education



    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.