Insights and Research on Graduate Education
Volume 1, Number 4May 2012
Advancing STEM Graduate Education: The “I’s” Have It
Four “Imperatives” Facing Graduate Education

A host of recent studies and recommendations (Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States, 2010; Denecke, 2009), including many associated with the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), have reinforced the importance of four “Imperatives” crucial to the transformation of graduate education.  Indeed, these “I’s Have It” as new strategies and effective practices unfold that help define the path forward:

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Two awards will be presented at the CGS Annual Meeting in December: one in the field of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering; the other in the Social Sciences. Each CGS member institution can submit a nomination for one individual in each of the two fields.

Data Sources: Results from the 2012 CGS Pressing Issues Survey

Graduate deans report that their top pressing issues in 2012 are about recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management, according to the Council of Graduate Schools’ (CGS) annual Pressing Issues Survey. Each year, CGS asks graduate deans at member institutions to identify the three most important or “pressing” issues or challenges they currently face.

PSM Transition
Introduction and Background

The Professional Science Master’s degree (PSM) is an innovative graduate program designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in natural science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or computational sciences while simultaneously developing professional workplace skills highly valued by employers. Over the past decade, the PSM has been embraced enthusiastically by the graduate education community in an effort to produce the kinds of science and engineering professionals needed to keep the U.S. globally competitive.

New Members, May 2012

Notre Dame de Namur

Universidad Metropolitana

Universidad del Este

Summer Workshop Registration is Now Open!

Registration Materials, Fees and Deadlines

Download registration materials as a pdf file. Feel free to fax your registration form to CGS at 202-296-9194.