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Grad School is headed to NAGAP

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This week, we will attend the annual conference for the National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals in San Francisco. This is the only conference of its kind, dealing with purely graduate education issues in admissions, marketing, social media, international and national recruitment and much more.

The Conference begins with on Wednesday with the Pre-Conference Institute. This year the topic is “Bridging the Gap: Successful Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Graduate Students”, which will look in depth at best practices and innovative strategies for recruiting these populations. The Graduate School has also been invited to attend a meeting to discuss and develop a new Midwestern Chapter of NAGAP, which we are anticipating will provide us with a broader network of colleagues in our region.

There are dozens of sessions to attend, so we shall take a “divide and conquer” strategy to get the most from our time there. There is also a Plenary Session: Graduate Dean’s Panel featuring the deans from University of California- Berkeley,University of California-San Fran. and SF State University and they will be addressing  hot topics such as considerations for budget cuts, graduate student funding support and the future of domestic and international recruitment.

Plenty of networking opportunities, a vendor expo and product demonstrations will give our group lots of discussion points as we reconvene back at the ranch. Stay tuned for highlights!

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April 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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