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Western Association of Graduate Schools


Anchorage view from earthquake park

The University of Alaska Anchorage welcomes the

WAGS Conference 2015 – Anchorage, Alaska

Save the date – Join us at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Schools

March 8-11, 2015

Conference Opening Reception March 8, 5 pm

Conference Plenary and Concurrent Sessions:
March 9-10, 8:45 am – 5:45 pm
March 11,  8:45 am – 12 pm

A preliminary program click here (PDF)


Registration, Hotel, and Travel Information: click here

Come early to enjoy the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Winter Festival (February 27 - March 8, 2015) and

The Last Great Race on Earth - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (March 7, 2015)

dog sled

The primary purpose of the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) is “the consideration of mutual problems among the member institutions, relating to graduate studies and research." It will cooperate with other agencies for this purpose by dissemination of information, improvement of standards, encouragement of research and assistance to institutions embarking on graduate programs.

The members of WAGS are accredited institutions of higher education in the western United States, Canada and Pacific Rim that offer Master’s and Doctoral degrees. WAGS is a regional association affiliated with the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools.

In recent years, areas of concern have included:

  • Maintenance and enhancement of academic standards
  • Accountability
  • Accessibility
  • Institutional planning and program development
  • Instruction methodologies
  • Administrative methodologies

Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 February 2015 19:30)