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Research Policy

Recruiting and Training Future Scientists: How Policy Shapes the Mission of Graduate Education

June 25-27, 2003

The Merrill Center has established a regional retreat series: The Research Mission of Public Universities. 2003 is the seventh year. This annual retreat has become an important vehicle for university administrators who want to develop policies to propel their research labs to new levels and enhance their institutional rankings. Prominent faculty share their experiences in graduate education, product marketing, and grantsmanship, including tips for productivity and successful collaboration. These lively dialogues are captured in the publication of a white paper each year.

The 2003 topic was: "Recruiting and Training Future Scientists: How Policy Shapes the Mission of Graduate Education."

2003 Keynote Speakers:
Debra Stewart, President of the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C.
Martha Crago, President of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies

Read the Conference Summary by Martha Crago (.pdf)

Complete White Paper available online! (.pdf)

Five regional universities participated in this invitation-only event:

  • University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
  • Kansas State University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Missouri-Columbia


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