The New Deans Institute (NDI) will begin on Saturday, July 8 at 8:15 am and end at 5:00 pm that day. The day will conclude with Dine Arounds at 7:00 pm. The Institute is tailored to those who have been in their graduate dean role for two years or less. Other members of the graduate education community are welcome to attend. What if you attended last year and want to attend again? Return participants are welcome. The Institute format may be familiar, but will incorporate past discussions and aim to provide all participants with a fulfilling experience. Register early!!! Space is limited!!!
The main program of the Summer Workshop will begin on Sunday, July 9 at 1:00 pm and run through 1:45 pm on Tuesday, with three technical workshops being offered through noon on Wednesday. Our Summer Workshop program includes informative plenary sessions and many opportunities for networking and interactive discussions on the issues most pressing to the graduate education community.
Dean Dialogues are unique opportunities for meeting participants to learn more about graduate education issues in a distinctive, interactive format. These 90 minute sessions begin with a 20 minute presentation, followed by an opportunity for participants to break up into small groups for more in-depth discussions about the topic, and conclude with presentations from the small groups summarizing their discussions. Dean Dialogues will occur on Sunday and Monday afternoons with two different Dialogues running concurrently.
This year, the Dean Dialogue topics are:
CGS’s new "toolbox" sessions are one-hour workshops designed to give you specific information and/or resources that you can use immediately. Led by deans with expertise on the topic, they will focus on at least three key concepts, lessons, or skills. Four different "toolbox" sessions will run concurrently.
This year's topics are:
These sessions are designed to provide a small, interactive setting for members of the graduate education community to discuss pressing issues. "Hot Topics" facilitators are CGS board members, staff, and others knowledgeable in these topic areas. This year’s topics include:
This year we are offering three technical workshops:
Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Building a Robust Culture of Research Mentor and Mentee Training on your Campus. Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced self-efficacy, persistence, productivity, and career satisfaction. Positive mentorship is often cited as the most important factor in degree attainment, publishing research, and serving as role models for others. In this session, participants will learn about evidence-based programs for improving mentoring relationships and will develop concrete action plans for their campuses to leverage these resources.
From First Touch to Last: Using Technology to Support Student Success. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems allow universities to develop customized approaches to recruiting, advising, and communicating with graduate students. They also raise important questions such as: Should a graduate school develop its own system or purchase an existing product? What are effective strategies for implementation? and how can CRM’s be used to their full potential? This session will provide practical advice based on a variety of models.
Wednesday, 9:00 am – noon
Advanced Social Media Strategies. In our media rich environment, effective communication depends on using strategies appropriate to different stakeholder groups and their medium of choice. attendees will learn how to develop a social media communication plan that includes 1) selection of the pertinent social media platforms; 2) ability to connect across platforms; 3) determination of the audiences; 4) content that needs to be communicated; and 5) assessment and review of impact.