SP2.8: Task Force Study of Approaches to Graduate Study Success

This project supports continuous quality improvement in graduate education through analysis of data regarding time to degree, persistence, job placements and student perceptions of enhancements and barriers to success. The project completed updating and analysis of the time to degree data for 2012 graduates and has preliminary data on persistence. We also conducted a focus group with graduate students to understand what they need to be successful. To develop ways to gather job placement data, we have met with the Career Development Center and with Alumni Affairs, and we will gather three years of doctoral placement information from graduate programs. Data collection and analysis forms an ongoing part of the Graduate School's activity.

Goals advanced under this project:

  1. Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
  2. Prepare undergraduates seeking graduate degrees for the challenges of graduate school
  3. Prepare students to enter the workforce and successfully navigate their own career choices
  4. Enhance diversity of the faculty, staff, and administration of the university.

Indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed as of last progress report:

Last Updated: 9/12/14