Faculty members who supervise graduate students are responsible for ensuring their students progress through their degree requirements with the goal of completing a degree within an expected duration. Each supervisor is required to monitor and approve the annual progress of their students. Departments on campus present various methods to support this partnership however at present there is no centralized technology for supervisors to connect with students under their supervision. Instead faculty members call upon their students or administrators to provide this data as required.
The implementation of the Advisor Center module of Faculty Center within the PeopleSoft Student Center environment will make it possible for supervisors to directly track the progress and plans of each of their students directly within the Campus Solutions software. In addition, it will provide supervisors with an interface that will simplify communicating with their students.
This project also includes a new collection process for supervisor data within the Student Center system. A positive outcome of the project will be accurate and complete supervision data to support institutional planning as well as an understanding of who is responsible for the progression requirements for students (i.e. who supervises whom).
In addition to the direct deliverables available through the vanilla format of Faculty Center, SGPS is hopeful to implement additional future services to faculty members registered with SGPS membership. These would currently include a custom formal annual progress report workflow process and an admissions module for graduate application assessment.
This is foundational for future known improvements: