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.