DS-PRO (the Doctoral Student Progress Report Online) is an on-line tool that allows doctoral students and professors at UT Arlington to collaboratively set goals, then monitor and report on their progress toward those goals. Users of DS-PRO create a concrete, permanent record of expectations and intentions, providing a kind of road-map that guides a student along the path leading towards a degree. While DS-PRO is an on-line “advisement” system, in-person interaction between students and advisors may be of considerable help in completing DS-PRO tasks in a matter satisfactory to both. The system is not intended to be a substitute for face-to-face interaction or to reduce the importance or necessity of on-going dialog. At a minimum, the contents of DS-PRO may encourage, inform and permanently record key elements of these discussions.
DS-PRO Overview (PDF, 310KB)