NCCGS Annual Meeting 2009

Annual Meeting Agenda

November 13, 2009
6:00 P.M.

Opening Dinner at 18 Seaboard
18 Seaboard Avenue, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27604

November 13, 2009
7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Annual Meeting
Toxicology Building, 850 Main Campus Drive, Auditorium Room 2104
North Carolina State University, Centennial Campus

November 13, 2009 — Meeting Agenda
7:30 – 8:30
Breakfast, Auditorium Atrium
8:30 – 11:30

Legislative Engagement at the State and Federal Level (to include)

  1. Council of Graduate Schools — Vice President, Government Relations & External Affairs, Patricia McAllister

    An update about current issues and happenings at the Federal level, the Council of Graduate School’s engagement efforts and Patricia’s perception of how Federal engagement should be done.

  2. Panel of Federal and Sate Affairs Directors from local campuses

    An insider’s perspective of how legislative engagement works in North Carolina. How can we do a better job of keeping Graduate Education in the forefront?

  3. Graduate Education Week — what works at the campus level and how we can involve state government

    This discussion will be built around:

    1. examples to share from what some of our schools have done so far, as well as examples of what other states have done;
    2. what an ideal NC GEW would look like; as well as the goals associated with individual events; and
    3. identification of 3-4 key events/sessions that the council agrees are "must-haves" (i.e., governors proclamation, legislative reception, statewide symposium, etc).
Lunch/Business Meeting
1:00 – 2:45

Graduate school development officers' and deans' roles and relationships

In this session, development officers and deans will discuss what they need from the university, and from one another, and how they see their unique role in identifying, cultivating and providing stewardship for graduate school donors.

  1. Relationships between a graduate school and its central university counterpart— strategies for moving beyond the undergraduate focus, how best to utilized central university resources and connections.
  2. Relationships between development officers and graduate deans— what development officers need from deans and what deans need from development officers— how to work together most effectively.
  3. Relationship among development officers, deans and graduate alumni/donors— what development officers and deans each uniquely bring to the donor relationship, how to work together most effectively.
3:00 – 4:00

The graduate school donor/alumni perspective

In this session, several graduate school donors will discuss what motivates them in wanted to be involved with the graduate school and in supporting graduate students and programs through the graduate school.

They will also provide their suggestions for graduate school deans regarding effective strategies for outreach to graduate alumni/ donors.

  1. Why I became involved with the graduate school?
  2. What I like most about working with the graduate school, and least?
  3. What I suggest graduate school deans do to engage other graduate alumni/donors?