New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology welcomes the
WAGS Conference 2016 – Socorro, New Mexico
58th Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Schools with a focus on Enhancing Culture in Graduate Education
March 20-23, 2016
Conference Opening Reception March 20, 5 pm
Conference Plenary and Concurrent Sessions:
March 21-23, 8:45 am – 5:45 pm†
Per request of 2015 attendees: Explosives Demonstration on March 23.
Destination Socorro (local and state attractions): Come early or stay after the conference to enjoy the Land of Enchantment!
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.
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.
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.
Today’s graduate and undergraduate students are in a much different place financially than previous generations of students. In 2012, total student debt for the first time exceeded $1 trillion. Rising debt levels can cause some students to defer graduate study or to decide that a graduate degree is not for them. At a time when public funding for education is decreasing and student debt is rising, more students are taking on debt to support their educational aspirations.
To help students learn how to successfully…[more]
Washington, D.C. — The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), in collaboration with Hobsons, today announced a new initiative to better understand current holistic graduate application processes. With input from its member institutions, CGS will explore the implications of new technologies for achieving improvements in graduate admissions and student success rates.
As graduate institutions focus increasing attention on identifying and developing talent, the process of “whole-file” or holistic review is becoming more important. Holistic review of individual applicants is a process by which programs consider a broad range of admissions criteria when… [more]
Warrenton, VA — Over fifty experts in graduate education met last week to investigate the challenges of understanding the career pathways of PhD holders. Currently little is known about the full range of careers held by doctoral recipients. Since many PhD holders do not ultimately take university positions, there is a corresponding lack of information about the contributions of this population to the U.S. workforce.
The workshop, which met on September 29-30, represents a …[more]
Attrition in U.S. graduate programs is a tremendous waste of American’s financial resources and human energies.
Increasing demand for workers with advanced training at the graduate level, an inadequate domestic talent pool, and a small representation of women and minority graduates at all education levels are among some growing concerns over workforce issues that relate to the vitality and competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Improving completion rates for all doctoral students, and particularly for those… [more]