Webinars and Events

Webinars and Events

  • Spring 2021 Webinars: How to Capitalize on Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health

    How to Capitalize on Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

    The need to support graduate student mental health has been profiled as our graduate students struggle with the many challenges associated with our present time and circumstances. This session is designed to give Graduate School Deans an understanding of the different determinants of graduate student mental health and to showcase the shared responsibility of being active campus partners. We will also discuss strategies that have been endorsed through the CGS Initiative to Support Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellness. The bulk of our time will be spent sharing and listening to other institutions that have found meaningful ways to support graduate student mental health, including discussions on challenging mentoring situations, destigmatizing help-seeking behavior, the intersectionality of identities as related to graduate student experiences, and more. The goal of this session is to help develop a set of best practice initiatives within our attendees to share with other institutions.

  • Spring 2021 Webinar: Holistic Admissions: Recruiting and Admitting Diverse Students

    Holistic Admissions: Recruiting and Admitting Diverse Students


    Recruiting, admitting, and ensuring the success of a diverse and talented cohort of graduate students is one of the most important tasks graduate faculty undertake. In this panel discussion, three experienced former graduate deans will discuss best practices for recruiting underrepresented students, the use of holistic admission approaches to increase diversity, and strategies to promote the success of every student. Each panelist will share their own experiences and provide recommendations for implementing policies and procedures at your institution.


    Dr. Maureen Grasso, Professor of Textile Sciences and Former Graduate Dean at North Carolina State University, Former Graduate Dean at University of Georgia, and ETS Graduate Education Advisor

    Dr. Carlos Grijalva, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Former Graduate Associate Dean at the University of California, Los Angeles, and ETS Graduate Education Advisor

    Dr. Steve Matson, Professor of Biology and Former Graduate Dean at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and ETS Graduate Education Advisor


    Matthew Bashi-Kadlubowski, Associate Director, Academic Support Services, Global Higher Education Division, ETS

  • Fall 2020 Webinar: Issues and Best Practices in Developing Mentoring Relationships

    Issues and Best Practices in Developing Mentoring Relationships


    A facilitated discussion on developing mentoring relationships between students and faculty. Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Kenney, a panel of deans and administrators discuss best practices and issues in mentoring from both a student and faculty-based perspective. Discussion items will include what ‘good mentoring’ looks like, tips for students and faculty to establish their mentoring relationship, and advice for deans.

    Langis Roy, Ph.D.
    Dean of Graduate Studies
    Professor of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
    Ontario Tech University

    Jennifer Aumiller, M.Ed.
    Director, GPILS/OPS Career and Professional Development
    Director, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars
    University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Dovev Levine, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    University of New Hampshire


    Elizabeth Kenney, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Center for Research and Creative Activities
    Assistant Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
    Salem State University