2018 CGS Annual Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors

    CGS thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the 2018 CGS Annual Meeting.


    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, and by 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 10,000 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.ets.org.


    ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s universities and colleges. The company curates content that matters to research and learning, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that students, faculty and librarians use time most effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, drawing insights and finding answers 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.


    Academic Analytics is a full-service provider of business intelligence solutions for higher education. Founded in 2005 to address the need for accurate and timely strategic data, Academic Analytics provides its clients with comprehensive data on faculty research activity and solutions drawn from nuanced analyses of national disciplines and custom comparisons at the institutional, department, program and individual faculty levels.  These data support university leaders as they make strategic investment decisions, benchmark scholarly research activity, review academic units with discipline-relevant comparisons, and develop the university research enterprise.


    Founded by professors in 1999, bepress – newly part of Elsevier – exists to help academic communities maximize the impact of their research and demonstrate their value. Nearly 500 institutions use Digital Commons and the Expert Gallery Suite to collect, preserve and showcase the full range of their intellectual output and expertise.

    Since 1989, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has been used to help higher education institutions, governments, organizations, and professional bodies determine the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. Millions of IELTS tests are taken each year, providing secure, valid and reliable results. IELTS is trusted by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide including over 3,400 US institutions. Tests are available up to four times per month in more than 140 countries, with over 1,200 testing locations worldwide. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Visit www.ielts.org/usa for more information.


    Over the last two decades, Liaison has helped over 7,000 programs on more than 800 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary processing and support services. Partnering with over 30 professional associations, the company has developed discipline-wide services for a range of fields, including most of the health professions, as well as graduate education (GradCAS), engineering (EngineeringCAS), graduate management education (BusinessCAS), social work (SocialWorkCAS), psychology (PSYCAS) and architecture (ArchCAS). To learn more, visit liaisonedu.com.


    Prodigy Finance is a lending platform that provides postgraduate loans to international students attending the world’s top universities. Our loans are collectively funded by institutional investors, qualified private investors and a community of alumni, who receive a financial and social return; while the student borrower gains access to higher education that they might not otherwise be able to finance.  We’re changing the world by addressing the social and geographical inequalities that exist when accessing finance, and have revolutionised the international student loan market with a borderless credit model available to 150 countries. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has funded more than US$628 million in loans to over 13,600 students around the world. Prodigy Finance ranks 33rd in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, won the ‘Best Overall Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform’ in the Fintech Breakthrough Awards 2018, and was nominated by City AM as ‘Fintech Company of the Year’ and ‘Explosive Growth Company of the Year’ in 2016.

    Busy Deans (especially in a decentralized environment) do not have the time to pull together and rigorously maintain top quality professional development for all stages of Masters and Doctoral writing, research and career development.  This is even harder when students look for services on the web or in apps.  We boost retention and completion for a cost as low as 1-2 tuitions and our university partners rest easy that a constantly growing level of digital supports is available to all their graduate students. 


    Kira Talent is the world’s only holistic admissions solution designed for higher education. Founded in 2012, Kira transforms the admissions process by combining on-demand, timed video and timed written assessments with existing admissions requirements. Kira works with more than 300 programs worldwide to build applicant-first assessments that identify and select their best-fit students.


    Nature Research supports researchers with training and editing services to help institutions attract talent through our career services. We also help institutions promote recent findings and demonstrate research thought-leadership. Our partners benefit from editorial expertise and communication to an audience of scientists, consumers, and opinion-leaders through Nature journals and Scientific American.


    ACUE was founded in 2014 by leaders in higher education to promote quality instruction at colleges and universities nationwide. ACUE's comprehensive Course in Effective Teaching Practices prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes. This facilitated, online course includes 25 learning modules that address over 200 evidence-based teaching practices, organized into five units of study: designing an effective course and class; establishing a productive learning environment; using active learning techniques; promoting higher order thinking; and assessing to inform instruction and promote learning. Aligned with the latest research in cognition and adult learning design, ACUE's course exceeds online learning standards, as recognized by Quality Matters, and is offered to cohorts of faculty at participating institutions. Educators who satisfy course requirements earn a Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). Visit acue.org to learn more.


    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Visit www.ASHA.org.


    CollegeNET, Inc. provides advanced administrative systems for colleges and universities worldwide. The company’s ApplyWeb® admissions system includes a complete, integrated suite of services designed specifically for graduate admissions. ApplyWeb gives grad schools the power to centralize and streamline their entire admissions process, and the flexibility to meet their individual needs.


    EAB’s mission is to make education smarter. We harness the collective power of more than 1,300 institutions to uncover proven practices and transformative insights. Since complex problems require multifaceted solutions, we work with each school differently to apply these insights through a customized blend of research, technology, and services.


    The gradSERU Survey is a comprehensive, longitudinal study initiated by the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Minnesota’s Office of Institutional Research.  Its purpose is to try to answer questions about the relationship between graduate education experiences, program characteristics, and development outcomes of master's and doctoral students at leading research universities across the globe.  Designed to provide comparative benchmarks to help educators understand student experiences, gradSERU provides the contextual information partner institutions need to meaningfully improve graduate education. Since its launch in 2017, fourteen universities in North America and five international universities have signed up to administer gradSERU on their campuses to help better understand the experiences of their graduate and professional students.


    Graduate Program Recruitment Solutions (GPRS) specializes in on-campus, hybrid and online graduate programs. Our expert team can help launch your new program or grow an existing one.  We’re laser-focused on generating enrollment outcomes. And we prove it in great detail through our proprietary campaign measurement and graduate industry benchmarking platform, GP Insights™. And as a boutique firm who accepts only a select few new partnerships each year, every one of our clients benefits from a deeply integrated relationship and concierge-level service. Visit www.gprsolutions.org to learn more.

    Intellectus Statistics is a cloud-based statistical application that facilitates the designing, conducting, and interpreting of analyses. The output is a narrative interpretation of the results with APA tables and figures. Intellectus includes free consulting sessions to assist with data plans, sample size, conducting analyses, and understanding your results.


    The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is responsible for the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective data on the science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. NCSES is responsible for statistical data on research and development (R&D); the S&E workforce; U.S. competitiveness in S&E technology and R&D; and the condition and progress of S&E education in the United States. Staff will be available to answer questions on major surveys such as the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), the Early Career Doctorates Survey (ECDS), the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR), and the
    Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS), as well as other NCSES surveys, data tools, and NSF publications.

    Founded in 1836, we have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years, including Adorno, Einstein, Russell, Popper, Wittgenstein, Jung, Bohm, Hayek, McLuhan, Marcuse and Sartre. Today Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Our current publishing program encompasses groundbreaking textbooks and premier, peer-reviewed research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Built Environment, Education and Behavioral Sciences. We have partnered with many of the most influential societies and academic bodies to publish their journals and book series. Readers can access tens of thousands of print and e-books from our extensive catalog of titles.

    Technolutions Slate is the only CRM purpose-built for higher education to support the evolving needs of modern admissions through outreach, travel management, online applications, online reading, and more. Slate is trusted by a community of more than 850 partner schools and has maintained 100% client retention since its inception.  www.technolutions.com


    The Versatile PhD has been helping graduate students, PhDs and post-docs identify, prepare for and excel in non-academic careers since 1999.  Today we serve the leading US research universities by providing high quality content, a career exploration course tailored specifically to PhDs and post-docs, as well as job analytics, discussion forums, live events, and other career readiness tools that support the PhD community across the humanities, social science and STEM disciplines. To learn more, visit us at www.versatilephd.com


    Wiley Education Services is a core business unit of Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning services. Wiley Education Services uniquely understands the process of designing and implementing innovative learning experiences and comprehensive solutions that address today’s higher education challenges. Through trusted collaborative relationships, Wiley provides services, technology, insights and content that support their education partners to achieve improved institutional performance and learners to achieve their goals. Together, We'll Transform Higher 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 voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    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.