The Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) is a series of workshops throughout the year sponsored by the Graduate School to provide professional and educational development opportunities for our students. The workshops are free and open to all graduate students and prospective graduate students. The sessions, offered throughout the academic year, provide resources on a variety of topics related to graduate student life and work.

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Communication and presentation
    • Professional networking
    • Job search
    • Data science
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Workshops
    External Partners
    • No external partners identified.
    University Collaborations
    • Teaching and learning center
    • University libraries


    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.