GradEdge Winter 2022

Reassessing Priorities

Suzanne T. Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools

Image of Suzanne OrtegaA new year brings possibility. It’s a time to rethink strategic planning, reassess priorities, and reconsider our modes of communication. As we approach year three of the pandemic, we’re facing many of the same challenges we were two years ago. But we’re also finding new opportunities to fulfill our mission to advance graduate education and research in the U.S. and globally…Read more



CGS Growth Opportunities for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (GO-JEDI)

The Council of Graduate Schools is excited to launch a new initiative, Growth Opportunities for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, or GO-JEDI. Our goal is to encourage and champion CGS member commitments to improving justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented graduate scholars…Read more



Social Justice and Anti-Racism Resources for Graduate Education

Barbara A. Knuth, Cornell University & 2020-2021 CGS Virtual Dean-in-Residence

Image of Barbara KnuthServing as the first virtual CGS dean-in-residence (DIR) created many opportunities for deeper engagement with CGS staff and colleagues across member institutions. Each DIR typically chooses to work on a particular topic or issue, and my focus the past year was identifying antiracist and social justice strategies and resources for graduate education…Read more



GradImpact: The Role of Graduate Education in Preparing Researchers to Solve the Problems of the Future

Image of Lisa AminiCGS Employer Roundtable member, Dr. Lisa Amini, is at the cutting edge of advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). She currently serves as director of IBM Research Cambridge, home to the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and IBM’s AI Horizons Network…Read more




Julie Coonrod of the University of New Mexico Begins Term as Chair of CGS Board

Image of Julie CoonrodDr. Julie Coonrod, dean of graduate studies at the University of New Mexico, was announced as the 2022 Board Chair at the conclusion of the 2021 CGS 61st Annual Meeting. Appointed to her role as dean in 2013, Dr. Coonrod has streamlined processes to improve graduate student tracking and completion and expanded funding opportunities. Under her leadership…Read more



Congratulations to Our 2021 Award Winners

Image of awardCGS honored members of the graduate education community during an awards ceremony at the CGS 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans, including the ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education, the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education, the Assistant and Associate Deans Leadership Award, the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities, and the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards…Read more



Applications for 2022-23 Dean-in-Residence

CGS established the Dean-in-Residence (DIR) Program in 1983 to provide an opportunity for graduate deans to spend an academic year in our Washington, D.C. office. Each year one dean is selected from a CGS member institution to participate in the DIR program to engage with staff and in current projects…Read more



New CGS Deans & Titles and New CGS Members

Stay up-to-date on recently named CGS graduate deans and welcome our newest CGS members…

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