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December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools www.cgsnet.org 1 Managing Graduate Attrition and Completion 46 th CGS Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshop.

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1 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 1 Managing Graduate Attrition and Completion 46 th CGS Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshop December 6, 2006 Daniel Denecke, Director, Ph.D. Completion Project Helen Frasier, Program Manager, CGS Best Practices Kenneth Redd, Director, Research and Policy Analysis

2 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 2 Workshop Materials Completion & Attrition Worksheet Data Templates CD of Project Templates: Data Templates Data Template Instructions Exit Surveys

3 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 3 Ph.D. Completion Project Data Templates Completion Data Attrition Data Aggregate Completion Data Factor Assessments Exit Survey Templates Standard Short-form Online

4 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 4 Completion Templates (10-year and 7-year cohorts)

5 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 5 Completion & Attrition Data - Data Verification

6 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 6 Attrition Template

7 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 7 Completion & Attrition Data - Data Readiness Data Readiness Challenges of the Completion and Attrition Templates Student Degree Objective Mastering out With vs. Without Candidacy Transfers and Stop-outs

8 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 8 Attrition and Completion Management Data Examples

9 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 9 Baseline Data: Summary of Cases Data submitted by: 21 Research Partners, 8 Project Partners 316 Doctoral Programs represented in analysis Cohorts entering through academic years Program-level data for more than 47,000 graduate students Institution-level demographic data for 52,975 graduate students

10 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 10 Definitions of Discrete Cohorts 10-Year Cohorts Students enrolling in ; ; cohorts (11,846 students) 7-Year Cohorts Students enrolling in ; ; cohorts (11,334 students) 4-Year Cohorts Students enrolling in ; ; cohorts (11,795 students)

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16 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 16 Demographic Completion Data Forthcoming changes in Demographic Data Collection

17 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 17 Student Exit Surveys - Descriptive Statistics Engineering13.8% Life Sciences19.4% Math & Physical Sciences 19.1% Social Sciences24.3% Humanities21.8% Did not specify1.6%

18 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 18 Student Exit Surveys - Descriptive Statistics Spouse/Partner60.0% No Spouse38.2% Did not answer1.8% Dependents27.0% No Dependents70.3% Did not answer2.7%

19 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 19 Student Exit Surveys - Identifying Key Completion Factors Among COMPLETERS: Financial Support79.5% Mentoring63.0% Family Support59.8% Program Quality41.6% Social Environment 38.9% Other Factors30.1% Professional Guidance 29.6% Among NON-COMPLETERS: Other Factors62.2% Mentoring40.5% Financial Support37.8% Professional Guidance35.1% Program Quality29.7% Social Environment29.7% Family Support27.0% Program Requirements18.9%

20 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 20 Student Exit Surveys - The Value & Role of Mentors What were the most valuable things or tools you received from your mentor(s)? Among Completers 86% - Research Guidance 62% - Career Guidance 46% - Teaching 14% - Other

21 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 21 Student Exit Surveys - The Value & Role of Mentors Did you receive regular feedback from your advisor and/or program about your academic progress? The Chi-2 test result suggests there is no statistically significant difference between broad fields Did you have access to someone in your doctoral program that you consider a mentor, e.g. someone who advised you on academic and professional matters beyond your immediate research project(s)? The Chi-2 test result suggests there is statistically significant (at 1% level) difference between broad fields

22 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 22 CGS Online Exit Surveys: Sample Survey Links Standard length survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u= Short-form survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=

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24 December 6, 2006 Council of Graduate Schools 24 Daniel Denecke Helen Frasier Kenneth Redd


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