Tools and Templates
CGS has developed the following templates and tools for the Ph.D. Completion Project. Tools include program-specific completion and attrition data templates, aggregate institutional completion and attrition data templates, a student exit survey, and factor assessment templates for department/program or institutional activities.
CGS member institutions are welcome to use these templates. Ph.D. Completion Project staff will be happy to consult with member institutions seeking to ensure comparability between institutionally collected data and the Ph.D. Completion Project data set. Non-member institutions should request permission to use these copyrighted templates; CGS will consider and advise non-member institutions as to the appropriateness of their use for your data collection purposes.
- Completion and Attrition Templates (Excel)
The completion template collects data on Ph.D. completion, by program, for student cohorts beginning in the third year after initial enrollment in the doctoral program. The 10-year attrition template , which is linked to the completion template, allows reporting of data on cohort attrition for common categories for each year after initial enrollment of the cohort.
- Template Instructions
Completion Template (Word :: PDF)
Attrition Template (Word :: PDF)
- Aggregate Demographic (Completion) Data Templates
Life Sciences (Excel)
Physical Sciences (Excel)
Social Sciences (Excel)
The six aggregate demographic data templates are designed to collect baseline demographic information on degree completion for each of the broad academic fields specified in the Ph.D. Completion Project Request for Proposals: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Each template requests aggregate data for each of these broad fields by gender and race/ethnicity.
Please note: Aggregate demographic completion data submitted to CGS will not be shared with those outside of the Ph.D. Completion Project.]