Presently, the academic progress of graduate students is recorded and tracked through decentralized, local processes maintained by individual units on campus. These processes all vary in their level of detail and many are paper-based. Some details are tracked individually by each student.
The Graduate Student Tracking System (GSTS) will allow for efficient, accurate and consistent advising. It would:
- Provide transparency to graduate students and the faculty and staff who advise them
- Empower graduate students to take control of their degree progress
- Enable graduate programs to track their assessment of graduate student degree progress
- Deliver degree progress feedback to graduate students
Why Is GSTS Important?
GSTS is well-aligned with the Graduate School’s priority to develop and deploy technologies, systems and processes that improve student services. It will reduce redundancy of information and minimize administrative burden for faculty and staff across campus. By leveraging the existing robust infrastructure and capabilities of the Student Information System, GSTS will build a solid foundation for graduate advising on campus.
Here are the project’s planned major milestones.