Public Policy Resources

    Issue briefs, state snapshots, and other advocacy tools relevant to graduate education.


    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    The Government Affairs Weekly Update provides CGS members with up-to-date information on federal public policy issues and related initiatives that impact graduate education.


    Public Policy Comments

    CGS advocates on policies that affect graduate education through statements, letters, testimony, and responses to legislative proposals.


    For further information on CGS public policy and advocacy, please contact:


    Lauren Inouye

    Kenneth Polishchuk



    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 advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    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.