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1 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion Maureen Grasso Dean of the Graduate School The University of Georgia Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

2 Collaborators University of Georgia Research, publications, and IT functions University of Florida North Carolina State University Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

3 Guiding Principles Theoretical Framework Data-based Interventions Collaborative Action with Faculty Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

4 Theoretical Framework Four Conditions for Optimal Doctoral Completion ConditionDescription Condition #1: The right people apply for doctoral study Applicants must be realistic about the demands and expectations of doctoral study Condition #2: The right applicants are admitted as doctoral students Admissions committees must properly screen applicants and, upon enrollment, orient them to the program Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

5 Theoretical Framework, (cont.) Four Conditions for Optimal Doctoral Completion ConditionDescription Condition #3: Students and faculty form productive working relationships Faculty members and students must interact in a mutually respectful and task oriented manner Condition #4: Students experience social support from fellow students. Students must recognize themselves as members of a community of learners facing common challenges and opportunities Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion. Theoretical Framework

6 Data Based Interventions Completion data Interviews with Faculty and Students Structured Self Assessment by each department Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

7 Collaborative Action with Faculty Faculty buy-in – program level change Data are provided to departments to optimize doctoral completion Self study at department level Goal setting at department level Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

8 Principal Project Activities Conferences Data Collection/ IT Systems to track Research and Publications Collaborative Planning with the Dean Creation of unified website Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

9 Conferences 1 st Conference- June 2005 Theoretical framework (including key concepts & definitions) Data issues Engage faculty in the process 2 nd Conference- February 2007 Department accomplishments Strategies for accomplishing each condition in framework Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

10 Data Collection Preparation of templates for CGS Data Verification Improving data systems on campus Establishment of benchmarks Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

11 Research and Publications Interview based study with faculty and students 4 research briefs Program practices Benchmarks Producing strategy sheets Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

12 Collaborative Planning Full faculty discussions Role of the Dean Face to face meeting with deans and deal with resistance Charge them for structure of self assessment Review and Revise data and goals Analysis of Program practices Self assessment – Benchmarks Goal setting Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

13 Project Website Information is key to success Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

14 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

15 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

16 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion. Project Publications- Research Brief #1

17 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion. Resources

18 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

19 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

20 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

21 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

22 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

23 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

24 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

25 Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.

26 Project Website Strategic Intervention for Doctoral Completion A collaborative initiative to understand and improve completion.


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