WAGS 2020 Conference

Presentations

PLENARY I
CGS 2020: News and Notes

  • Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools

Panel Session: The Best Practices of a Truly Diversified Graduate Campus, from Admissions to Student

  • Kerry Mandulak, Associate Professor, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Pacific University
  • Narce Rodriguez, Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Pacific University
  • Robert Ruiz, Vice President, Strategic Enrollment, Liaison International

Effectiveness of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) in Support of Student Success: Outcomes from a Survey of Postdocs

  • Dorthe Wildenschild, Associate Dean, Oregon State University
  • Tori Byington

Mind Mapping, Restructuring, and Implementation: Zero Budget Student Engagement

  • Amanda Eakins, Director of Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment, Engagement & Retention, Idaho State University
  • Bea Valencia Hernandez, Graduate Pathway Specialist Doctor of Arts, Political Science-Student, Idaho State University

Professional Science Master’s Programs: Ahead of the Curve! Training Talent for the Future

  • Ray Hoobler, Director, Professional Master of Science and Technology, University of Utah
  • Inge Wefes, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School and Director, Professional Science Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology; University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Recruitment and Retention of Latinx Graduate Students: Lessons from HSIs

  • Chuck Ambler, Dean-in-Residence, Council of Graduate Schools

Learning to Teach: A Comprehensive Graduate Course in Evidence-based Teaching Practices in Higher Education

  • Veronica Zepeda, Director of Graduate Student Services, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Matt Aguirre, Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Charity Peak, Academic Director, Association for College and University Educators (ACUE)

PLENARY III
Beyond Millennials– Today’s Graduate Students

  • Nasha Torrez, Dean of Students, University of New Mexico

Rebooting the Graduate Tuition Benefits Program at the University of Utah with Faculty Support

  • David Kieda, Dean, The Graduate School, University of Utah

Financial Capability: Is Financial Wellness and Financial Literacy Enough?

  • Luis Vázquez, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, New Mexico State University
  • Denise Esquibel, Assistant Dean, Graduate Academic Affairs, New Mexico State University

How Universities Show They Care: Proactive Retroactive Recruiting

  • Elisa Mattison, Director, Graduate School, University of Alaska Anchorage

PLENARY IV:
Graduate Education and Federal Policy: Who’s Driving Whom?

  • Lauren Inouye, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs for the Council of Graduate Schools

The Graduate School and Institutional Research Office Collaborations: Creating Tools for Data Informed Decision Making

  • Krystyna Aune, Dean of Graduate Division, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Yang Zhang, Director of Institutional Research, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Graduate Student Preferred Communications

  • Valarie Burke, Executive Director, Graduate Student Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Mile in Their Shoes: Improving International Enrollment Strategy Through Effective Student Engagement

  • Christian Heckmann, University Relations Manager, Prodigy Finance
  • Molly Dineen, University Relations Director, Prodigy Finance.

What Do Fewer International Students Mean for the Future of Graduate Education?

  • Robert Ruiz, Vice President, Strategic Enrollment, Liaison International

Using AI Software to Accelerate the Thesis Dissertation Clearance Process

  • Davide Kieda, Dean, The Graduate School, University of Utah
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