MAGS 2020 – Call for Papers!

Call for Papers
76th Annual Meeting St. Kate Hotel, Milwaukee April 1-3, 2020

Promoting Graduate Education for the Public Good: Engaging All Constituencies

MAGS members are invited to submit abstracts for contributed sessions for the 76th Annual Meeting taking place on April 1-3, 2020. Discussions regarding the relative benefits of a graduate degree for the individual versus the public have been occurring for over a decade. Leaders in graduate education must use effective communication strategies to advocate for support from legislators, other government entities, and university administrators. We must highlight the role that graduate education plays in developing active citizens who contribute to their communities. At the same time, we must engage faculty with industry leaders to ensure relevant, marketable graduate programming. Abstracts for sessions pertaining to this theme and other issues affecting graduate education are encouraged.

If you are interested in presenting, or co-presenting a session, please submit an abstract to: Julie Masterson ( that includes:

  1. A description, in no more than 300 words, of the proposed session.
  2. An abstract of no more than 50 words for inclusion in the program should the session be accepted.
  3. Contact Information:
    1. Name, affiliation, email, telephone number of member proposing the sessioni
    2. Name, affiliation, email, telephone number of other presenter(s)ii
  4. Priority Deadline for Consideration is Friday, June 28, 2019.
    1. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Executive Committee
  5. Notification of Acceptance will be sent by July 31, 2019.

iAll presenters must register for the 2020 MAGS Annual Meeting.
iiIndividuals proposing sessions are responsible for contacting co-presenters and ensuring all presenters agree to participate.