MAGS 67th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Plenary 1: New Pathways for Accreditation (PDF)

Moderator: William Wiener, Council of Graduate Schools

Presenter: Dr. Lynn Priddy, Vice-President, Accreditation, Higher Learning Commission

Pathways Booklet (PDF)

Concurrent 1:  Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Quality (PDF)

Anne Kopera, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Maria Di Stefano, Truman State University


Concurrent 2:  Career START–A Program for Fostering Student-Directed Professional Development  Planning (PDF)

Rebecca Bryant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alexis Thompson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Concurrent 3:  PREP and Career Success:  Professional Development Needs of Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF)

Henry (Rique) Campa, III,  Michigan State University

Karen Klomparens,  Michigan State University

Judith Stoddart, Michigan State University


Thursday, March 31, 2011    


Plenary II: Presidential Perspective: Creating Strategic Partnerships and Alliances to Advance Graduate Education (PDF)

Moderator: Carol Shanklin, MAGS, Chair-Elect

Presenter: Kirk Schultz, President, Kansas State University

Graduate Deans Response: Lisa Freeman, Northern Illinois University

David Daleke, Indiana University (PDF)

Concurrent 1: Partnership Tips that Work (And Some that Don’t)

Patricia Shaw, University of Wisconsin-Steven Point

Cathy Scheder, University of Wisconsin-Steven Point

Concurrent 2: Professional Science Masters—Approval Process (PDF)

Sally K. Francis, Council of Graduate Schools

Bill Wiener, Council of Graduate Schools


Concurrent 3: Creating Effective University and Military Partnership for Graduate Programs and Outreach (PDF)

Cheryl Polson, Kansas State University

Chris King, Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth

Paul Wolf, Air Force Institute of Technology

Plenary Session III: The Path Forward:  The Future of Graduate Education in the United States (PDF)

Presenter: Patti McAlister, Council of Graduate Schools  

Graduate Deans Action Plans: Robert Augustine, Eastern Illinois University 

Concurrent 4: Challenges of Graduate Deans in Smaller Universities and Private Institutions

James Fuller, Indiana Wesleyan University

Connie Lightfoot, Taylor University


Concurrent 5: The CIRTL Network:  Preparing the Future National STEM Faculty (PDF)

Robert Mathieu, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Karen Klomparens, Michigan State University

Henry (Rique) Campa, III, Michigan State University


Concurrent 6: International Dual Degrees:  A Case Study in Establishing

Partnerships – Lessons Learned

Jackie Huntoon, Michigan Technological University

Friday, April 1, 2011 

Hot Topics 1:  Financial Survival Strategies Including Fund Raising (PDF)

Venkat Allada, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Karen Klomparens, Michigan State University


Hot Topics 2:  Effective Recruitment Strategies (PDF)

John Augusto, University of Kansas


Hot Topics 3:  Use of NRC Data by Research Universities

Pat Osmer, The Ohio State University

John Keller, The University of Iowa


Hot Topics 4: 

Distance Education–Challenges and Opportunities for Graduate Education (PDF)

Bill Graves, Iowa State University

Business Meeting (PDF)

William Wiener, MAGS Chair

CGS Update (PDF)

Debra Stewart, CGS President