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Welcome to the new NAGAP News!
The mission of NAGAP is to engage and advance graduate enrollment management professionals by promoting excellence and collaboration through education, research and professional development. The vision of NAGAP is to be leaders on the forefront of graduate enrollment management. We hope to continue implementing our mission and our vision by way of this new weekly publication!
Information from NAGAP News is shared with members in our newsletter. Articles of particular interest for publication are research study results, how-to articles, success stories, case studies, reports of workshops or seminars and book reviews. All submissions should be sent to the editor in electronic format: NAGAPpublications@gmail.com. APA style is preferred for documenting sources.
As you're wrapping up your recruitment and professional development travel this fall, tweet your selfie (or picture) out to @NAGAPorg with #TravelNAGAP, or post to NAGAP's Facebook page.
Photo: Katie Beczak
Show off your recruitment skills. Share where you've been. Take a selfie with the best mascot or most unique building on campus. Just be sure to note where you've been!
Post your pictures to Twitter or Facebook by Thursday, Nov. 30. We will put them on display for the membership to vote for their favorite. At the end of the contest, the winner will win a fabulous grand prize!
The NAGAP elections for officers are underway. Do you know of someone who would be perfect in a national leadership role? Are you ready to take on a leadership role?
The NAGAP Election Committee invites voting members of the Association to nominate officers for the 2018-2020 Governing Board for the following elected positions. Each officer serves a two-year term from April 13, 2018 until April 24, 2020.
For your convenience, we have put together a cohesive document outlining what is expected of each officer position, the respective role and function, and requisite skills. The new Board of Directors Commitment Statement is also included. New and continuing Board members will be expected to sign this document each year when the Board of Directors is installed.
- President: Provides leadership, vision and direction as well as final signatory authority for activities for the entire organization
- Vice President: Must preside at any meetings the president cannot attend and assumes presidency in the event that the president can no longer serve
- Treasurer: Chief financial officer for the association
- Secretary: Responsible for the association’s records, as well as the minutes for all official NAGAP meetings
Please visit the Nominations & Election webpage to have all your questions answered about:
Please complete your online Nomination Form no later than 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 5.
- Board selection
- Election timing
- Desired skills and experience
- Term of service
- Time commitment
- Role, function and requisite skills
NAGAP is partnering with CareerEco on virtual grad fairs held this Fall. Discounts are available to NAGAP members so be sure to register now and receive the early bird discount as well!
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We need your input!
You are invited to participate in a Needs Assessment designed to help your Governing Board make decisions over the coming months related to the association’s Strategic Plan. The results will be used to focus energy and allocate resources that will directly impact the value of your NAGAP membership.
This survey should take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete, and participants will be eligible to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards.
Please click on the link to participate.
Any information provided will be kept confidential and the responses collected will be used in aggregate only. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET. If you have questions, please contact Keith Ramsdell, NAGAP Vice President.
NAGAP is now accepting proposals for presentation at its 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans. If you have information to share with colleagues, whether it be the success of a new marketing campaign, research data regarding graduate enrollment or any other topic relevant to graduate enrollment management, please consider submitting a presentation proposal around the theme: Sustain & Innovate: From Strong Foundations to Creative Solutions
If you aren't sure about submitting a proposal, review NAGAP's webinar, "Creating a Proposal for a NAGAP Conference Education Session."
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Inside Higher Ed
We are pursuing our doctoral degrees during a time of significant change and disruption in higher education. Public scrutiny of colleges and universities is growing, due to issues related to increasing tuition costs, access to higher education and student and faculty diversity. We are also seeing a perceived disconnect between the education and skills that colleges provide and the needs of an evolving work force. Public perceptions of administrative bloat and the growing debate over higher education as a public or private good also continue to challenge colleges and universities.
U.S. News & World Report
Programs vary at global universities, but through social media, university websites, Skype and other forms of communication, prospective international students can request to connect with ambassadors or even reach out to them directly while researching schools – and then receive support through admission and arrival on campus. Some schools may also connect international students with ambassadors once the students are enrolled. Here are three ways international student ambassadors are beneficial resources for prospective international students.
Stanford University retained its top spot in the world for graduate employability, according to a ranking by higher education think tank QS. Ben Sowter, research director at QS, says that the key takeaway from the rankings this year is that "employability is about more than prestige and selectivity," since institutions which have prioritised achieving strong graduate outcomes score highly, regardless of reputation.
You've heard the stories: The beleagued high school senior, scrambling to submit 12 or 15 college applications before deadline. Every fall, as college-application season takes hold, you can count on seeing yet another crop of those stories. But they distort reality. Sure, there are high-achieving, high-stress pockets of the country where these stories are true. But there are exceptions to the norm.
Enacted in 2012, Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals — an Obama-era program also known as DACA — protects about 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the United States illegally by their parents when they were younger than 16. DACA allows this group to live without the fear of deportation, get legal jobs and attend college. Last week, President Donald Trump announced the end of DACA by March 2018. DACA's repeal and the resulting uncertainty has been worrisome for students, as well as university administrators.
If you were to only rely on the U.S. News & World Best College Rankings, you might get the sense that the colleges best at keeping students out of debt are also some of the most prestigious. But the ability of these schools to graduate students with minimal debt loads comes with a caveat: They don't enroll many poor students.
Of the five colleges that U.S. News says graduates students with the least amount of student debt, three — Harvard, Princeton and Yale — enroll a relatively small share of students who are eligible for a Pell grant, the money the government provides low-income students to attend college, according to government data or figures provided by the school. At those schools the share of Pell-eligible students is less than 20 percent.
Times Higher Education
The return that graduates get from higher education may be showing signs of plateauing in some countries, data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) latest Education at a Glance report suggest. According to the report, the earnings advantage of graduates over those with only school-leaving qualifications dropped by 5 percentage points or more in 11 countries between 2005 and 2015 including in Finland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
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