Meetings and Forums

Hold the Date

The next CSGS conference will take place February 17-19, 2022 in Raleigh, NC and CHBGS will hold their conference February 16-17, 2022 in the same location. More information will become available in the summer.

Joint CSGS/CHBGS Monthly Forum Series

In order to help our membership cope with the current pandemic and its impact on graduate education, we have created a monthly CSGS/CHGBS Forum Series. Once a month via Zoom, CSGS/CHGBS will host a lunch-time forum that focuses on a current challenge facing graduate schools and campuses across the region.  Members will have the opportunity to submit discussion questions, contribute to the conversation, or simply hear potential solutions being pursued on other campuses.  Recordings of past forum presentations are included at the bottom of the page.

CSGS/CHBGS May Forum: Returning to Normal/ Re-integration after Covid 19
May 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Facilitator: Dr. Ethan Carver, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

CSGS/CHBGS July Forum:  Marketing and Recruitment
July 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Facilitators: Brian Kloeppel, Western Carolina University, and Andrew Goodliffe, University of Alabama

CSGS/CHBGS April Forum: Reality Round Table
August 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT
This event is envisioned as a free conversation for deans to share what is going well with respect to returning to campus instruction and where there are challenges.



CSGS/CHBGS April Forum: Remote Graduate Academic and Professional Development:  What is the potential and how do we get there?
April 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Facilitator: Dr. Alana James from DoctoralNet

This last year has taught everyone that there is great potential for meeting and supporting students anytime/anywhere. Come spend an hour with Dr Alana James as she shares an obvious prognosis as to the growing need for remote services for students from her companies history with the work.  She’ll share the interplay of the theoretical and conceptual frame and literature that supports her current research into how targeted enrollment practices can be used to address one of our trickiest problems – attrition and slow to completion issues. The session will close with a frank discussion of the business model and ways in which the next few years might allow it to reach the goal of having robust resources available to all the students who need them.


2021 CSGS and CHBGS Conference Plenary Session Recordings

Program:  2021 Schedule

CSGS/CHBGS Forum 2: Pre-Conference Plenary
February 16, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Ortega, President, CSGS

Plenary 1: Change and Reinvention in Graduate STEM Education
February 24, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Nirmala Kannankutty, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Science Foundation

Plenary 2: Humanities for the 21st Century: Innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
February 25, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Mary A. Papazian, President, San José State University

Plenary 3: Federal Guidance – Focusing on the Future
February 26, 2021
Speaker: Mackenzie Wilfong, General Counsel, Tulsa Community College


CSGS/CHBGS Forum 1: Managing (and Surviving) the Chaos of a Fall Re-opening 1
July 8, 2020, 1:00 pm EDT
Facilitators:  Jack de Rochi  (Winthrop University), Mary Owens-Southall (Coppin State University), Jon Hakkila (College of Charleston), and Julie Goodliffe (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

CSGS/CHBGS Forum 2: Managing (and Surviving) the Chaos of a Fall Re-opening 2
August 4, 2020, 1:00 pm EDT
Facilitators: Troy Terry (Furman University), Ruth Bahr (University of South Florida)

CSGS/CHBGS Forum 3: How did the reopening go?
September 9, 2020, 1:00 pm EDT
Facilitators: Jon Hakkila (College of Charleston), Julie Goodliffe (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), and Lori McMahon (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

CSGS/CHBGS Forum 4: Recruiting During COVID-19
October 6, 2020, 1:00 pm EDT
Facilitators:  Jamillah McDaniel (Morehouse School of Medicine) and Sharon McGee (East Tennessee State University)

CSGS/CHBGS Forum 5: Holding a Virtual 3MT Competition

October 8, 2020, 1:00 pm EDT
Facilitators:  Mary Farmer-Kaiser and Philip de Mahy (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

CSGS/CHBGS Forum 6: Restarting Research

November 19, 2020, 1:00 pm EST
Facilitators:  Peter Harries (North Carolina State University) and Ruth Bahr (University of South Florida)

Restarting and sustaining the research enterprise is a critical element of graduate education. COVID-19 has dramatically impacted these endeavors from a variety of different perspectives, especially in those disciplines where bench lab experiments, fieldwork, and/or access to human subjects are a critical part of research training. In this session, we will start a conversation as to how these various elements have been addressed over the short- as well as long-term.