MAGS 2018 – Call for Papers

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools

“Stronger Together: Collaborations across a university community that support

and strengthen graduate education”

2018 Annual Meeting

April 4-­6, 2018 | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Call for Papers

 

MAGS members are invited to submit abstracts for contributed sessions for the 74th Annual Meeting to take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 4-­6, 2018). Colleges and  universities involved in graduate education within the Midwestern United States have often overcome challenges and strengthened efforts in support of graduate education through collaborative endeavors within and across institutions. Please consider sharing those collaborations that have made a difference for graduate education on your campuses by submitting an abstract and being part of the program. Abstracts pertaining to this theme and to other issues affecting graduate education are welcome. Topics that will be of interest to members may include: Cross-­disciplinary and inter-­disciplinary programs and degrees; Alignment of degree outcomes and workplace expectations; Partnering to drive institutional change to support graduate education; Role of Graduate Colleges in facilitating inclusion of diverse viewpoints and experiences in an age of dissent; Team-­based pedagogical strategies in doctoral and clinical professional education; Inter-­institutional and community partners, alliances and consortia and more.

If  you  are  interested  in  leading  (or  co-­leading)  a  session,  please  submit  the  following  to Susan Stapleton (susan.stapleton@wmich.edu).

  1. Description: No more than 300 words describing the proposed session
  2. Abstract: Fifty word abstract for inclusion in the program should the session be accepted
  3. Presenter Contact Information:
    • Name, affiliation, email, and telephone number of the member proposing the session1
    • Name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number of other presenter(s)2

NOTE: Priority Deadline for Submissions is Friday June 2, 2017.

Abstracts will be reviewed at the June meeting of  the  Executive  Committee, and  notifications will be sent by July 31, 2017.

Click here for an electronic copy of this Call for Papers.

                                                           

1  All presenters will need to register for the 2018 MAGS Annual   Meeting.
2 Individuals proposing sessions are responsible for contacting other co-­‐presenters and ensuring that the co-­presenters  agree  to participate.

MAGS 2017 – discounted registration ends soon!

Save $50 on your conference fee for the 73rd annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, April 5-7, 2017 at the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis, when you register to attend now until March 14.  Early bird pricing allows members and non-members to take advantage of reduced pricing for a conference that you won’t want to miss! This year’s theme is, “The Midwestern Advantage.” Join us to learn, share and network with fellow graduate administrators in the cultural center of Indiana.

Register here:  https://www.uwlax.edu/conted/mags/

MAGS 2017 Call for Papers!

MAGS members are invited to submit abstracts for contributed sessions for the 73rd Annual Meeting to take place at the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana (April 5-7, 2017).  The theme will be “The Midwestern Advantage.”

Colleges and universities involved in graduate education within the Midwestern United States face challenges and opportunities unique to our region.  A portion of the 2017 meeting will focus on distinctive characteristics of the Midwest and its people, with attention to how the advantages of earning a graduate degree within our region can be recognized, celebrated, and communicated to potential students.  Abstracts pertaining to this theme and to other issues affecting graduate education in the Midwest are welcome.  Please consider contributing an abstract and being a part of the program.  Topics that will be of interest to members include:  recruitment, retention, best practices for mentoring, workforce needs, changing demographics, academic and non-academic career pathways, online and blended education, student preparation for multiple career pathways, transferrable skills, financial support offered by governmental agencies for graduate education, innovative international linkages, program assessment, time-to-degree, financial debt, and more.

If you are interested in leading (or co-leading) a session, please a 300 word abstracted list of presenters to Bill Graves (graves at iastate.edu) by June 2, 2016.  The full call for papers can be found here.

MAGS 2016 Call for Papers!

MAGS members are invited to submit abstracts for contributed sessions for the 72nd Annual Meeting to take place at the Embassy Suites Downtown-Lakefront Hotel in Chicago, Illinois (April 6-8, 2016). The theme is “Graduate Education Pathways.” Please consider contributing an abstract and being a part of the program. Topics that will be of interest to members include: workforce needs, changing US demographics, academic and non-academic career pathways, online and blended education, student preparation for multiple career pathways, transferrable skills, financial support offered by governmental agencies for graduate education, innovative international linkages, program assessment, time-to-degree, financial debt, and more.

If you are interested in leading (or co-leading) as session, send an abstract (500 words or fewer) and the name, affiliation, email and telephone number of the proposers and presenters to Venkat Allada (allada at mst.edu) by June 1, 2015.

MAGS 2015 Call for Papers – Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the 2015 Call for Papers has been extended by a week.  If you have ideas for a session at the meeting, be sure to submit it to Jackie Huntoon (jeh at mtu.edu) by Monday, June 9, 2014!

MAGS 2015 Call for Papers

MAGS members are invited to submit abstracts for contributed sessions for the 71st Annual Meeting to take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri (April 15-17, 2015). The theme is “Graduate Education for the 21st Century.” Please consider contributing an abstract (500 words or fewer) and being a part of the program. Topics that will be of interest to members include: Fundraising, working with government, online and blended education, professional master’s programs, international agreements, program assessment, using social media, mentoring, preparing future faculty, preparing students for careers in industry, enhancing diversity, building financial awareness, thesis and dissertation boot-camps, paperless offices, and more.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract and the name, affiliation, email and telephone number of the proposers and presenters to Jackie Huntoon (jeu at mtu.edu) by June 1, 2014.

New website launch!

In an effort to improve the quality and accessibility of the MAGS website, we made significant changes to the look and feel of all of the pages.  The old structure was outdated, difficult to manage, and limited in features.  Our existing content has been reorganized into a structure that we hope is easier, and more intuitive, to navigate and use.   The new website structure will also allow us to add new features and to respond quickly to changes in content.  We hope to announce additional improvements over the coming year.

As you explore the new site, please let us know if you have suggestions for improvement!