Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Associate Dean David Daleke to join leadership of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)

University Graduate School Associate Dean David Daleke

Associate Dean David Daleke of the University Graduate School is the new Secretary/Treasurer for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). He will begin his three-year term in 2011-12.

As Secretary/Treasurer, Dean Daleke’s primarily responsibilities will be the collection of member dues and organizing logistics for the annual meeting held each spring. Dean Daleke has also served on the new MAGS Teaching Award committee, which created a new award for teaching assistants (one for a masters and one for a doctoral student) and mounted the first competition.

The University Graduate School regularly connects Indiana University with regional and national grad school organizations to further promote and support excellence in graduate education.

"I am happy to help MAGS fulfill its mission of promoting excellence in graduate education in our region. The work of this organization, and especially the programs offered at the annual meeting of the association, is a great benefit to the graduate programs in the diverse schools that make up MAGS," Dean Daleke said.

MAGS (http://www.mags-net.org/) is a regional affiliate of the national Council of Graduate Schools. Its member colleges and universities are accredited institutions of higher education in the central U.S. offering graduate programs leading to masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Areas of active discussion and consideration have recently included the future of graduate education, graduate education funding, program assessment and accountability, as well as attrition, distance education, and administrative and instructional methodologies.