Annual Evaluation of Academic Progress Review

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In accordance with Graduate College policy, the College of Education conducts an annual evaluation of academic progress review of graduate students enrolled in degree-seeking programs. An annual review helps the student progress through the graduate program by allowing timely identification of deficiencies, clarification of expectations for academic performance, and identification of opportunities for improvement.  For additional information, see "Why Conduct Regular Reviews of Graduate Student Progress?" on the Graduate College website.

The review is a multi-step online process. The student completes a self-report. The adviser reviews the report focusing on degree progress and student strengths and weaknesses. Online feedback is automatically shared with the student but advisers are strongly encouraged to meet with their graduate advisees in person or confer over email at some point in the review process. As a reminder, if a student does not complete the self-reported portion by the deadline, the adviser can still complete the review.  However, if the student fails to complete the review a hold may be placed on the student’s account preventing future registration.

Timeline for 2022:

Annual reviews are now open, and students have received an email from the Graduate Student Services Office with directions on accessing the online self-report system.

  • March 11, 2022: Deadline for students to submit self-report
    Upon advisee submission, advisers will receive an email prompt that they have evaluations ready for review and will be able to begin their evaluation
  • April 8, 2022: Deadline for advisers to submit evaluation
    Upon adviser submission, shared comments will be accessible to the students

Instructions for graduate students

In advance:

  • Have your resume/curriculum vitae readily available and up-to-date.
    You will be asked to upload a PDF copy of your resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Prepare to report information since the last annual review (for students beyond their first year) or since the beginning of your program (for first year students). 
    You will be asked to list publications, conferences, presentations and awards from the prior calendar year.  We understand that many of you are new students and will not have much to enter.
  • Be as specific as possible in entering data. 
    Avoid acronyms.  Use APA style to cite publications and presentations.  See:  Examples of APA style citation
  • Be thoughtful and honest in discussing benchmarks and future plans for academic progress.
  • PhD Students Only - Remember, you will need to list your Research Area Plan courses in a separate section on the evaluation. Your advisor will approve your Research Area Plan as part of their evaluation.

To begin:

  1. Go here:
  2. Sign in, if prompted.
  3. Click the "My Evaluations" link.

    If this link is missing, contact
  4. Click "View/Edit."
  5. Complete the evaluation.
  6. You can click "Save" at the bottom of the form at any time to save your progress.
  7. When the evaluation is complete, check the final, "My responses are accurate, complete, and ready for submission" checkbox and click "Save" to submit the evaluation to your advisor.

You may edit and save your self-review as many times as you need by clicking "Save" at the bottom of the evaluation form. Only mark the evaluation complete by checking the box marked "My responses are accurate, complete, and ready for submission" when you are ready to submit, as you will no longer be able to edit your evaluation after checking this box. 

Questions should be directed to the Graduate Student Services Office.

Instructions for advisors

                    Action Tab (first column) will say one of the following based on the status of the evaluation:

                              View Student Details – Student has not submitted their evaluation.
                              Review / Evaluate – Student has submitted evaluation; ready for advisor evaluation.
                              View Submitted Evaluation - Both Student and Advisor have completed the evaluation.

  • Click on “Review / Evaluate” under Action Tab to complete your advisor evaluation.
    Advisors and co-advisors share the same access to the student evaluation; they do not complete independent evaluations.
  • Click the “My evaluation of the student is complete” checkbox when the evaluation is complete.
  • Click “Save” to submit. Any shared comments will be emailed to the student at this point.

Questions should be directed to the Graduate Student Services Office.

Where to go for help

Graduate Student Services Office

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