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1 Council of Graduate Schools PhD Completion Project Phase II ( ) RFP: Eligibility and Requirements December 9, 2006 Washington, DC

2 Key Dates Monday, December 11 request for proposals sent out via broadcast Friday, March 16 deadline for completed proposals in all categories Tuesday, April 17 award announcements after proposal review by external selection committee

3 Three Categories of Phase II Partnership New Research Partner grants To create and pilot intervention strategies and to evaluate the effect of these upon PhD completion rates and attrition patters Continuation grants To enhance and expand intervention and assessment activities begun under Phase I ( ) Data-only grants To assess doctoral degree completion and attrition through the collection, submission, and analysis of data

4 Eligibility and Award Amounts New Research Partner grants (5 x $80k) CGS member universities that did not receive Phase I grants Continuation grants (approx. 22 x $50k) Active participants of Phase I (Research & Project Partners) Data-only grants (5 x $15k) All CGS member universities who meet selection criteria and requirements

5 Selection Criteria Priority Considerations: Scope of Ph.D. enterprise in the supported fields (Esp. women in STEM fields and underrepresented minorities in all) Record of effecting change Quality of proposed interventions Evidence of department faculty and institutional commitment to sustained project activity and evaluation beyond the three-year period

6 Requirements for All Proposals Graduate Dean must be PI Demonstrate senior administrative endorsement from president or CAO AND faculty commitment for participating programs Define the doctoral attrition problem(s) for students, particularly minorities and women, that each program is seeking to address and interventions that will be tried Demonstrate the capacity to collect completion and attrition data

7 Requirements Submit completion and attrition data for min. of 5 STEM and 3 social science/humanities programs (ALL) Program level Demographic completion by broad field Administer exit surveys for completers and non- completers (N,C, optional for D) Submit with proposal completed factor assessments (N, C*, optional for D) Conduct ongoing project assessment (N,C, optional for D)

8 Commitments Collect data on entering cohort of students by field, race/ethnicity, citizenship/residency, and gender and submit these data (aggregated by broad field) to CGS for a three-year period (ALL) Develop institutionally consistent policies on tracking of stop-out, transfer-out, and change in degree objective (ALL)

9 Additional Requirements Propose a plan for implementing evidence-based midcourse corrections, changes, enhancements (C) Set targets for Ph.D. completion based on institutional research (N) Convene graduate dean (PI), project staff and faculty from each participating program at least once annually to discuss data and strategies for optimizing completion (N, C, optional for D) Host a site visit (N and C)

10 Reporting Requirements Annual Written Reports on ongoing evaluations (N, C) and outcomes of dat collection (D) beginning in December 2007 Oral presentations at CGS annual meetings, summer workshops, and project conference (N, C, optional for D)

11 More information PhD Attrition and Completion –revised (FAQ to be developed) Please address follow up inquiries to… Daniel Denecke Helen Frasier Phone (202)


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