North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools
Graduate education…enhances quality of life for North Carolinians
Creative and artistic endeavors
Creative and artistic ventures contribute to the state’s economy by promoting tourism.
Graduate students and alumni lead and perform in dance, music, and art shows.
Engagement with the arts and humanities enhances the lives of the citizens of our state by expanding our horizons, stimulating our creativity, and deepening our cultural understanding.
Research addressing the state’s needs and problems
Graduate research directly addresses North Carolina's needs. A few examples include assessing the effectiveness of flood policies and hurricane evacuation practices, predicting sand flow and coastal erosion, evaluating payday lending practices, creating models for predicting snowfall in the Appalachian mountains, and assessing the effectiveness of the state’s social programs and services.
Graduate students and faculty are leaders in research targeting diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and genetic related issues.
New knowledge resulting from research improves disease prevention and treatment for the citizens of the state.
Graduate research in education and pedagogy produces better-prepared, more effective K-12 teachers and targets issues such as rural learning, family literacy, and child development.