2010 CGS/NSF Workshop: The Role and Status of the Master's Degree in STEM-Workshop Agenda
    May 18, 2010

    The Role and Status of the Master's Degree in STEM

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010
    National Science Foundation
    Arlington, Virginia
    Room 375

     

    WORKSHOP AGENDA

     

    8:30 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
     

    Debra Stewart, President, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

    Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Acting Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation (NSF)

    8:45 am

    Keynote Address: "The Demand for STEM and Graduate Education through 2018"
    Anthony Carnevale, Director, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University

       
    9:30 am

    Panel #1 – The Role and Status of the Master's Degree in STEM

     

    Moderator: Nathan Bell, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, CGS

    Speakers:
    Eleanor Babco, Consultant and Associate Program Director, Professional Master's Initiatives, CGS

    Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Washington

    William Wiener, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Marquette University

       

    10:40 am

    Small Group Discussions

       

    11:00 am

    Break

       

    11:15 am

    Panel #2 - Master's Completion and Attrition
     

    Moderator: Robert Sowell, Vice President, Programs and Operations, CGS

    Speakers:
    Moheb Ghali, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Dean, Western Washington University
      
    Brenda Brouwer, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

    Mark J.T. Smith, Dean, Graduate School, Purdue University

       

    12:30 pm

    Lunch
       

    1:30 pm

    Panel #3 - PSM/Science Master's Update
     

    Moderator: Alexander Nicholas, AAAS Fellow, Division of Graduate Education, NSF

    Speakers:
    Myles Boylan, Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education and Division of Graduate Education, NSF

    Carol Lynch, Senior Scholar in Residence and Program Director, Professional Master's Initiatives, CGS

       

    2:00 pm 

    Small Group Discissions
       

    2:20 pm

    Panel #4 - Career Outcomes for STEM Master's Degree Recipients
     

    Moderator: Sally Francis, Dean in Residence, CGS and Dean of the Graduate School, Oregon State University

    Speakers:
    B. Lindsay Lowell, Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

    Wayne Stevenson, Director, Science Education Programs, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
      
    Lilian Wu, Program Executive, IBM Global University Programs

       

    3:45 pm   

    Closing Remarks
     

    Debra W. Stewart, President, CGS

    Carol Stoel, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education, NSF

     

     

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