This special issue represents the growing interest in the support and development of professional knowledge and skills in graduate students. Over the past decade, interest in this topic has been building at both the national and regional levels. The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) supported a conference on innovation in graduate education in 2005 and the Tri-Council national research agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) together with CAGS and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) sponsored a gathering of academics and professionals in Ottawa in 2007 to discuss the development of professional skills in graduate students. In 2011, an international conference on graduate student professional development funded by SSHRC was held at the University of Toronto and in 2012, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario hosted a symposium on graduate students entering the workforce (academic or otherwise).
Call for Abstracts:
You are invited to submit an abstract (500 words) together with short biographical details by October 15, 2013. You will receive a response to your abstract by October 31, 2013. Completed articles (5,000 words excluding graphics, title page, & bibliography) are due by April 1, 2014, and will be subject to peer review with final submissions following revisions expected in September 2014.