Special Events: PhD Program Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
I.M Pei Tower: 2nd Floor, Tower Court D (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

Please join us for the 4th policy PhD Program Directors meeting to take place during the 2019 Fall Research Conference. This meeting will provide an opportunity to connect with others in the field who are facing similar challenges to identify and discuss helpful solutions to some of today's most pressing challenges as a program director.

All attendees are welcome at the meeting; however discussion will focus on the topics such as comprehensive and qualifying exam formats, required/core courses, professional development opportunities & recruitment, and how to better prepare PhD students for the academic job market.
  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. NASPAA Data Collection Effort (Mike Shires)
  3. Prioritize Agenda
  4. New Budget Models: Impacts on Doctoral Programs
  5. Admissions Trends and Requirements
  6. Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Considerations and Strategies
  7. Program Focus on Professional Practice v. Academia
  8. Institutional Representative Seat on Policy Council
  9. Other Topics of Interest

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