Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Programs hosted the annual conference of the Georgia Council of Graduate Schools May 16-17 at the Atlanta campus.
Representatives from colleges and universities across the state gathered to focus on topics to help faculty and staff engage graduate students, and further the underlying conversation about graduate studies.
The conference’s theme was “Holistic Approaches to Graduate Student Support and Success,” and sessions focused on integrative health collaboration to support graduate students, marketing graduate programs, campus partnerships, partnerships for professional development in graduate education, graduate financial education, and more.
The program also included the second GCGS Three Minute Thesis (3MT) showcase, with recent winners from the master’s and doctoral levels around the state, as well as a Georgia State student jazz group performance.
Lisa Armistead, Associate Provost for Graduate Programs, served as the GCGS president during the 2018-2019 academic year. Dori Neptune, project coordinator for the Office of Graduate Programs, serves as the organization’s communications office for a term from 2018 to 2021.
Established in 2013, the council was established to represent graduate education in Georgia and to share knowledge among member institutions, advocate for the improvement and advancement of graduate education, review and implement policies related to graduate education in Georgia, and to enhance communication with stakeholders.
Written by Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager, Office of the Provost