SP1.9: Recruit Top Quality PhD Students
The plan calls for improving selectivity by generating increased applications to all graduate programs through increased marketing. Some examples are: Graduate fairs ; working with academic programs to enhance their recruitment initiatives; expand use of social media; and collaborate with programs on GRE searches. On-campus marketing is being increased, with "Campus Special" ads, participation in family weekend, student tabling and other campaigns.
Goals advanced under this project are:
- Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
- Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
- Increase the Transformational Impact of the University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society
Indicators of success for these goals are:
- Graduate Time to Degree
- Doctoral Student Placement upon Graduation (not able to measure currently)
- Sponsored Program Expenditures (federal and non-federal) (RF and BUF)
Milestones completed since past progress report:
- Provost's Summer Fellowships offered to more students in more programs, yielding 37 top quality PhD students (an increase of 19% over previous year)
- Clark Fellowships to support 52 doctoral students in fall 2015, a modest increase over 49 in fall 2014
- Enrollment increase of 98 students achieved for fall 2015.
Last Updated: 9/11/14