Western Association of Graduate Schools
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
Registration, Hotel, and Travel Information will be posted later.
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)
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
- Institutional planning and program development
- Instruction methodologies
- Administrative methodologies