As the graduate education student administrative processes project moves forward, ASR and the Graduate School will employ an incremental approach to review current Graduate School processes and create new processes that incorporate collegiate responsibility.
This means that, as a general rule, current procedures maintained by the Graduate School will remain in place until representatives from ASR and/or the Graduate School can document, analyze, and assist with implementing redesigned processes that better fit a decentralized model. New processes will be developed in collaboration with collegiate units and/or academic programs. Transitions of work or responsibility will be preceded by communication to and/or training for affected individuals.
From a student services perspective, this general principle is especially important when it comes to matters related to degree progress and degree clearance. We anticipate that existing Graduate School procedures for degree progress and degree clearance will remain in place at least through the 2011-2012 academic year.