Meeting Sessions


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


    Plenary Sessions


    • How Personalized Learning Can Promote Social Justice
    • A Conversation with Tara Westover
    • The Museum of the Future: Lyrical Leadership and Transformation in America’s Cultural Institutions
    • Anti-Asian Racism and Bias: Learning From Diverse Voices
    • Harvesting Histories: The Recent Louisiana Disasters Project & Public Humanities Educational Outreach
    • Academic Freedom: For Whom and For What?



    Concurrent Sessions


    • More Than the Sum of Their Parts?: Articulating the Value of Formal Degrees
    • So All Can Learn: Inclusive Pedagogies for Graduate Education
    • Professional Doctorate Program
    • Mentoring Master’s Students
    • STEAM and the Future of Interdisciplinary Research: Engine of Innovation or a Bunch of Hot Air?
    • An Outcomes-Based Proposal for the Future of the PhD: We’re All in This Together
    • Integrating Networking Skills into Humanities PhD Programs
    • Bridging the Gap: Deferrals, Leaves, and Skipped Cohorts
    • Moving Remote Academic and Professional Development to a Consortium Model
    • Reinventing Graduate STEM Education
    • Seeing the Future We Used to See Here: Compassion and Commitment to International Students
    • Understanding Challenges and Impacts of Caregiving: Supporting Students at a Time of Transition
    • Are My Professional Graduate Programs Financially Sustainable?: A DIY Guide for Deans




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