Data is collected from doctoral students by the Graduate College using four surveys (linked below).
Students in the following populations are surveyed.
- Students who were offered admission to a graduate program, whether they declined or accepted the offer
- Students who completed the first year of their doctoral program (as defined by the program code of enrollment)
- Students who graduated in the last academic year (spring, summer, fall)
- Students who are 2 years post-graduation
The assessment committee meets October through March to review survey data.
After a program has been reviewed, representatives from the program unit will meet with members of the AIDE Committee and the Graduate College. The program's strengths, challenges, and areas in need of improvement are discussed, along with past and proposed program improvements and a timeline for implementation.
In the spring, the Executive Officer for each program is sent a final assessment report, which is shared with the Provost and Dean of the college.