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Stay on track. Better communication. Better supervision.
Grad students need an app built for their journey.
Still doing annual reviews and annual reports?
In Prograds, everyone can view and input information, plus get reminders, in real time.
Think of graduate student progress like a triangle
Students, Faculty, and the Program
Prograds is made to connect the sides of that triangle
Are we really still tracking students with shared spreadsheets, emails, and annual forms?
Administrators, faculty, and students should be able to see the student's progress page...
- what they're working on
- what milestones or requirements are due soon or overdue
- what courses they've taken
- what financial package they have
- what teaching they're doing
- whether they've taken their exams
- who's on the committee
And automatic email reminders when milestones and requirements are due. Of course.
Prograds makes the journey a little bit easier for students, faculty, and administrators
Right now, all the information about your progress is hidden away in the program office. Prograds lets you clearly see and take control of your path through the degree.
Prograds is built mostly for students. That's why the top part of the student progress page lets you document what you're working on. YOU get to input data: completion of milestones and requirements, plus events like conferences and publications.
When you meet with faculty, they'll have your Student Progress Page up so you can start without a long update. You can put meeting notes in Prograds as an Event so nothing gets lost.
For Faculty Members
A simple dashboard of all your students with their latest milestones and what they're working on currently. Click through to each student's Progress Page.
No more annoying requests to the student or administrators for the information you need to help the student. And this makes it so much easier to write reference letters!
The best feature for supervisors and committee members is the student's "Working On" area. A quick left-to-right chronological scroll through and you're totally up to speed before you meet a student.
For the Department
Easy access to all the things you currently keep track of in shared spreadsheets or an old database program.
- Automatic reminders for students about the timing of requirements and milestones.
- Find students about to miss deadlines.
- A roll-up of TA and RA assignments and financial support.
- Send emails to any filtered subset of students.
- An editable, exportable summary table of all your students' milestones and requirements and funding.
You define your programs' stages, milestones, and requirements with ideal dates and deadline dates that flow to students based on their program entry date. Magic!
Departments need a cloud application that's built for how departments help grad student progress and track their progress, not just for the formal record-keeping required by the Graduate School.
If you're an administrator, check out our Prograds Setup Guide.
I built Prograds after 20 years of supervising grad students.
I wanted students to have more intention, more agency, as they progress through all the milestones and requirements in their program.
I was sure that my own department's students could progress more smoothly if we had a single source of up-to-date information about each student, available online to all of the key people, especially the students themselves. I know program staff and suprvisors struggle with reminding the students about milestones and requirements coming due, so why not have automatic email reminders?
There wasn't anything out there, so a faculty member had to build it.
- Fred Cutler, political Science, UBC-Vancouver