Graduate school dean addresses council
Philip Cohen, UT Arlington's vice provost for academic affairs and graduate school dean, said graduate schools have to do more and better with less during the annual Council of Graduate Schools meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. "It's not enough to be teaching well; it's probably more important to ask if students are learning well." Cohen spoke during a session called "Making the Case for Graduate Education," in which he and other panelists urged administrators to develop information systems that will effectively communicate what is going on within programs in terms of applications, admissions, financial support, student research and job placements. Doing so, he said, will improve relationships with external agencies that are sources of funds and the broader public.