2016 Pre-Conference Institute

The Mission of NAGAP is to support, advance and engage graduate enrollment professionals by promoting integrity, excellence and collaboration through education and professional development.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

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2016 Pre-Conference Institute
in conjunction with the NAGAP Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:00 am to 1:30 pm


Making Use (and Sense) of National Graduate Education Data


Jeff Allum, Assistant Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis, Council of Graduate Schools 

The National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey (NPSAS), The Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR), and the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) are just a few examples of national datasets rich with information about graduate education, yet the availability and use of these datasets is not always clear. Join our speakers as they lead a three-part workshop discussing national datasets and their utility on campus.

The workshop will begin with an overview of national trends in graduate applications, enrollment, and degrees, followed by a discussion about how individual campus units can access and use selected national datasets.The workshop will conclude with an interactive component during which a panel of GEM experts will lead a conversation with participants about information lacking from these datasets, issuing a call for new information regarding the graduate education enterprise.

Registration and Payment Deadline:

Current and New Members:  $195
Non-Members: $245

Registration will open in January!


NAGAP encourages its members to apply for a Pre-Conference Institute fellowship, which is a great way to stretch professional development dollars during a time of increasing financial challenges. Two fellowships are available for NAGAP members. Each fellowship covers the Pre-Conference Institute registration fee.

Click here to apply for a fellowship. For more information, please email Kathryn Kendall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment, State University of New York at Buffalo, at kkendall@buffalo.edu. Please include “NAGAP Fellowship” in the email subject line.

The essay should address how you think the Pre-Conference Institute would assist you in your professional development and how you believe your participation will help use to use national datasets and trends in graduate applications, enrollment, and degrees to make informed decisions to achieve enrollment goals.

Fellowship applications must be submitted by Monday, February 29, 2016. Fellowship applicants will be notified of the results prior to the Annual Conference registration deadline.


Questions about the Pre-Conference Institute:

Tracey Sheetz – Attendee Liaison
Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
West Virginia University
(304) 293-1544
tlsheez at mail.wvu.edu