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North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting

October 22-23, 2020 - Western Carolina University

An image of the mountains with "NCCGS 2020" and "Climb the Mountain: Graduate Student and Staff Success"


Thursday, October 22, 2020

1:00-1:50 NCCGS Deans Business Officers Meeting

  • Presentation to Dr. Jaleh Rezaie, former NCCGS President
  • Meeting agenda determined by NCCGS officers

2:00-2:50 Welcome and Plenary Session  -  RECORDING

  • Dr. Richard Starnes, WCU Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Carol Burton, WCU Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
    “Importance of Effective Communication in Graduate Education”
  • Dr. Brian Kloeppel, Dean WCU Graduate School and Research and NCCGS President

3:00-3:50 Breakout Sessions I

  • Topic A Student Acceptance to Enrollment Communication Timeline - RECORDING 
    (Elizabeth City State University)
  • Topic B Clinical, Internship, and Practicum Management (Western Carolina University)
  • Topic C Graduate Student Mental Health, Wellness, and Support - RECORDING | POWERPOINT
    (Appalachian State University)

4:00-4:50 Breakout Sessions II

  • Topic D *GSA Session Growing and Fostering a Robust Graduate Student Association*
    (Western Carolina University)
  • Topic E Assistantship Orientation, Automation, and Management - RECORDING  (UNC-Greensboro)
  • Topic F Improving and Strengthening Communication Plans - RECORDING  (East Carolina University)

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:00-9:50 Breakout Sessions III

  • Topic G Professional Development for Graduate Students: A Focus on Writing - RECORDING
    (Fayetteville State University, NC State University, and UNC-Charlotte)
  • Topic H Recruitment and Marketing - RECORDING (UNC-Pembroke and Western Carolina University)
  • Topic I New Student Orientation: Residential v. Hybrid v. Online Students - RECORDING (NC State University)

10:00-10:50 Plenary Session - RECORDING

  • Dr. Kelli Brown, WCU Chancellor
  • Peter Hans, UNC System President
  • Presentation to Dr. Steve Matson,  former NCCGS President
  • Dr. Steve Matson, Professor of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill and ETS Graduate Education Advisor
    “Connecting Admissions and Student Success: Using Holistic Admissions to Promote Diversity and Inclusion”

11:00-11:50 Breakout Sessions IV

  • Topic J  *GSA Session Student Travel and Research Awards* - RECORDING (NC Central University)
  • Topic K Fund Raising and Development for Graduate Education - RECORDING (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Topic L Slate CRM: Using to Full Potential - RECORDING (UNC-Greensboro) 

12:00 Meeting Adjourned

*Graduate Student Association Leaders*

(presenting university or universities) 

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