Annual Meeting

Joint CSGS/CHBGS Virtual Conference & Joint CSGS/CHBGS Montly Forum Series

Out of an abundance of caution and in light of travel restrictions, the CSGS Executive Committee has decided to cancel the in-person CSGS Annual Meeting originally scheduled for February 2021.  Please mark your calendars for the CSGS/CHBGS joint, abridged virtual conference February 23-26, 2021.  The conference will include some presentations, panel discussions, an awards ceremony, a virtual 3MT, and our business meeting. The next in-person CSGS Annual Meeting will be held Feb 17-20, 2022 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Please save the date! 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.






Tuesday, Feb 23 – Friday, Feb 26, 2021

The conference will feature a pre-meeting forum on February 17 with Dr. Suzanne Ortega, President of the Council of Graduate Schools. On February 23, Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools will hold its conference (schedule TBD). On February 24-26, the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools will host its conference which will feature three plenary presentations, two breakout sessions, a table-top brown bag discussion, our 3MT competition, award presentations, and a brief business meeting. Given the positive feedback we received last year on the student strand of the conference, we have again incorporated sessions specifically designed for graduate students.

Registration Cost:  Given that this is a virtual conference, we are pleased to offer this conference free of any registration costs for current members (please be sure to pay your membership fee in time).  We still ask you to register for the event so that we can provide you with the links to the sessions.

3MT Competition: We will hold a virtual 3MT competition. Please check our designated 3MT page to learn more about the competition, the nomination process, and the evaluation criteria.

Program:  Draft Schedule (sessions and times may change, please check back soon)





CSGS/CHBGS Forum: 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: 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: 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)
Registration Link

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.