What is the Graduate Planning & Audit System (GPAS)?
A message from Provost Karen Hanson
Re: Graduate Planning & Audit System Implementation
The Graduate Planning and Audit System (GPAS) is a new tool that allows graduate students and their advisers to view student degree progress in real-time and plan future coursework. Our objectives in transitioning to the use of GPAS include:
enhancing student services by making curriculum requirements, degree progress, and advising more transparent;
providing consistency and accuracy of student records for student progress and advising;
strengthening the metrics framework to better understand graduate student progress and time-to-degree; and
supporting programmatic and curricular decisions by providing detailed reporting from a central system.
The College of Education and Human Development successfully piloted GPAS this spring, and we have now gathered an implementation team to work with all colleges across campus.
The benefits of GPAS are substantial, and I have been assured that programs and colleges will find this tool helpful. As with any significant technology project, key milestones and deadlines will need to be met for a successful implementation of the system. We all appreciate that this will require an investment of your time, and I want to assure you that the implementation team will be providing support to you as the project progresses.
I encourage you to participate in the kick-off event to learn more about GPAS and to meet the team on Tuesday, November 10, from 1 to 3:00 p.m. in Mondale Hall, Room 40. A formal invitation will follow.
Thank you for your support of this important new system.
Karen Hanson Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost