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Provost Scott Bass Named to Commission on the Future of Graduate Education

Provost Scott Bass has been named to the Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States.

The group is charged with guiding a research effort that will address issues such as:

  • What the future graduate workforce needs will be in the U.S.
  • What kinds of graduate programs will be needed to prepare the U.S. for the challenges of the 21st century.
  • How the nation's global competitiveness depends upon graduate program preeminence and graduate degree attainment.

The commission is chaired by William Russel, dean of the graduate school at Princeton University. Suzanne Ortega, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Mexico, will serve as vice chair. Staff at the nonprofit ETS (Educational Testing Service) will conduct the commission's research.

The commission will meet on June 29, Nov. 3, and Feb. 1, 2010, before issuing its final report on April 29, 2010.