Meeting Sessions


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


    Plenary Sessions


    • Collaborations that "Work": Bridging Higher Education and the Workforce
    • Art with Impact: An Afternoon with Ann Patchett
    • The Diversity Bonus
    • Higher Education 2030: Building Student-Centered Learning Eco-Systems-LaPidus Lecture
    • Increasing the Participation of Students of Color in Graduate Education: It’s About Faculty Mentorship
    • Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®): Showcase and Roundtable Discussion


    Concurrent Sessions


    • How Three Institutions Evaluated, Implemented and Launched a Centralized, Online Graduate Application
    • High Impact Practices for Online Hybrid Master’s Programs
    • Graduate Student Work/Life Balance
    • Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education: Resources for a Global Context
    • Understanding the Global Research and Development Landscape
    • Building an Inclusive Climate and Interculturally-Competent Community
    • Implementing Best Practices in Master’s Admissions
    • Dealing with the Anti-Mentor
    • How Student-Centered Program Design Can Help You Grow Graduate Enrollment
    • Global Cultural Contexts of Health and Well-being in Graduate Education
    • Quality in Domestic Joint and Dual Master’s Degrees
    • Supporting PhD Transitions into the Workforce
    • CRM: Your Key to Graduate Student and Faculty Success
    • Innovative Competency Based Degrees
    • Supporting Graduate Students in Need
    • Approaches to Teamwork Training


    Lightning Round Sessions


    These 30-minute sessions are opportunities to learn about solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on your campus. Don’t miss the chance to hear from industry leaders about their recent work with graduate schools, and to help shape their future products and services. Session topics include:

    • Using Admissions Technology to Scale Holistic Review in Graduate Programs-sponsored by Kira Talent
    • Working with Nature: How to Strengthen Your Institution’s Published Output and International Profile-sponsored by Nature Research
    • Using Your Full Program Menu to Attract International Students-sponsored by Prodigy Finance
    • A Strategic Approach to Developing a Robust Online Program Portfolio-sponsored by Wiley Education Services


    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.