Call for Papers

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
Call for Papers
Submission deadline: September 16, 2022

Dear MAGS members:

As you plan your upcoming academic year, please consider submitting an Abstract for the  2023 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting, to be held March 29–31, 2023, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.

We look forward to your contributions to the conference theme, Great Expectations: Graduate Education in a Changing World. Session formats include presentations, panels and facilitated discussions.

See the Call for Abstracts for details, including submission instructions. Abstract submissions are limited to 200–250 words. Please note that the submission deadline is September 16, 2022.

Wishing you well,
Carrianne Hayslett, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Marquette University
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 2023 Conference Chair

Submission Instructions

MAGS members are invited to submit abstracts for contributed sessions for the 79th Annual Meeting to take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL, from March 29–31, 2023. The meeting’s theme, Great Expectations: Graduate Education in a Changing World, is intended to provide a broad framework for a robust exchange of ideas, showcasing best practices and innovations reflecting expectations for graduate education, those engaged in providing it and the students it serves. Sessions can include presentations, panels and facilitated discussions.

Potential topics for submission might focus on the strategic, structural, tactical, cultural and academic concerns of graduate education and efforts to address them, featuring established practices, emerging innovations and ways in which those engaged in graduate education are grappling with fundamental or vexing questions.

  • How do the expectations of graduate education reflect a shifting landscape for institutions and students?
  • How does meeting these expectations intersect with the multifaceted experiences of graduate students – research and scholarship, personal and professional development, health and wellbeing, social engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion?
  • In what ways are graduate schools embracing these expectations with new practices and in new contexts, bringing to bear academic, administrative and operational efforts?
  • How do expectations vary for different populations, by discipline, with diverse backgrounds, at a distance, for international students?
  • What does this look like throughout the graduate student life cycle, from recruitment through completion to alumni engagement?

Abstracts for sessions pertaining to this theme and other topical issues impacting graduate education are encouraged. If you are interested in presenting, or co-presenting a session, please fill out the dedicated Google Form to include:

  • Session Title
  • Session Description of 200–250 words of the proposed session (to be used for the conference website, )
  • Session Leader Contact Information (name, title, affiliation, email, phone)
  • Additional Presenter(s’) Contact Information (name, title, affiliation, email, phone) 1,2

Priority deadline for consideration is September 16, 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed by the planning committee and notification of acceptance will be sent in mid-October.

Presenters are expected to provide presentation materials, including PowerPoints, at least one week in advance of the conference in order to meet accessibility needs. Please, be attentive to the accessibility of the materials submitted.

Previous conferences proceedings are available on the MAGS website.

For questions, please contact Carrianne Hayslett, Chair of the MAGS 2023 Conference, at carrianne.hayslett@marquette.edu.

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1 All presenters must register for the 2023 MAGS Annual Meeting.

2 Session Leaders are responsible for contacting co-presenters and ensuring all presenters agree to participate.