Western Association of Gradaute Schools

WAGS Conference 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada

2018 Conference

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students’ active lifestyles.

Northern Arizona University

New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands

Nestled against the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is the historic city of Las Vegas, New Mexico, the home to New Mexico Highlands University, a state-supported institution offering bachelor and master degrees in a variety of disciplines. Highlands is known for its multiethnic student body, small classes, research activities, student and faculty achievements, and opportunities for students to combine study with real-world experience.

The University of Utah

Whether it’s lectures, concerts, museums, gardens, or Broadway-quality theatre, campus is chock full of exciting things to do nearly every day of the year.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Tech resides in the very heart of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. NMT focuses on STEM education, with an emphasis of student involvement in cutting edge research and design.

University of Washington

University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.

I truly don’t believe I could have done my work with such confidence nor developed the more informed perspectives I have without my involvement in WAGS. What a great resource we have available to us as we continue our work to inspire, innovate, and improve our graduate programs.
Donna White
Associate Dean of The Graduate School
The University of Utah

Best Practices

CGS Best Practice Initiatives

CGS Best Practice Initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. They have invested millions of dollars into research to advance graduate education’s mission, scope, and impact, and empower graduate leaders to adapt to the changing landscape in which we develop and deliver outstanding graduate education. CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. CGS benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance, make informed decisions, and develop strategic plans to achieve our goals. WAGS members frequently participate in these best practices and benchmarking initiatives.