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2019-2020 Total PDPs-38 out of 58 students
Student

Research

Coursework

Code of Conduct

Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A   Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A   Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A
35 2 1 0   38 0 0 0   37 0 1 0
PDP Student 2019-2020

Comments
Student


  • Submit thesis*
  • Submit drafts
  • Pass comps
  • Complete project proposal
  • Apply for more grants
  • Student feedback was more positive in Fall 2020 than Spring 2019
  • Attend a conference
  • Present at a conference
  • Complete the degree
  • Gained experience in public speaking
  • Start on field research
  • Defend
  • Continue writing papers
  • Become more motivated to continue research

2019-2020 Total PDPs-38 out of 58 students
Supervisory Committee

Research

Coursework

Code of Conduct

Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A
35 1 1 1 36 0 1 1 35 0 2 1
PDP Supervisory Committee 2019-2020

Comments
Supervisory Committee


  • Write thesis
  • Write manuscript
  • Set time aside to read literature
  • Take comps
  • Form a reading group
  • Form new external collaborations
  • Attend diverse set of conferences
  • Take advantage of temp lecturer positions
  • Think about alternative plans due to Covid-19
  • Make a detailed schedule on how to balance writing, fieldwork, and labwork
  • Improve time management

2020-2021 Total PDPs-36 out of 59 students
Student

Research

Coursework

Code of Conduct

Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A
33 3 0 0 36 0 0 0 36 0 0 0
PDP Student 2020-2021

Comments
Student


  • Revise
  • Defend
  • Improve writing quality
  • Improve communication skills
  • Coding/programming skills have improved
  • Try for a summer internship
  • Present at a conference
  • Complete research work
  • Finish thesis proposal
  • Continue field work
  • Apply for candidacy
  • Read more papers
  • Present at a symposium

2020-2021 Total PDPs-36 out of 59 students
Supervisory Committee

Research

Coursework

Code of Conduct

Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A Meets Does Not Exceeds *N/A
35 0 0 1 36 0 0 0 36 0 0 0
PDP Supervisory Committee 2020-2021

Comments
Supervisory Committee


  • Submit revised proposal
  • Block off day/time for defense
  • Increase communication with committee
  • Finalize research proposal
  • Apply for candidacy
  • Continue to read literature
  • Schedule comps
  • Improve laboratory skills and techniques
  • Investigate NSF postdoc funding opportunities
  • Time management

*N/A is used when a committee/student does not complete their portion of the PDP

 

Biology Graduate Student Enrollment by Gender, Totals and Percentages.    Fall semester Graduate Student Enrollment in the Department of Biology from 1990-2020 totals and percent by gender.

Data source:  Graduate Programs Committee

 

 

 

Male

 

Female

 

 

Year

 

Total

 

%

 

Total

 

%

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

48

 

71

 

20

 

30

 

68

1991

 

35

 

58

 

25

 

42

 

60

1992

 

57

 

63

 

34

 

37

 

91

1993

 

44

 

58

 

32

 

42

 

76

1994

 

60

 

65

 

33

 

35

 

93

1995

 

53

 

62

 

33

 

38

 

86

1996

 

52

 

61

 

33

 

39

 

85

1997

 

48

 

59

 

33

 

41

 

81

1998

 

53

 

62

 

33

 

38

 

86

1999

 

45

 

56

 

35

 

44

 

80

2000

 

48

 

66

 

25

 

34

 

73

2001

 

39

 

55

 

32

 

45

 

71

2002

 

40

 

55

 

33

 

45

 

73

2003

 

30

 

50

 

30

 

50

 

60

2004

 

27

 

45

 

33

 

55

 

60

2005

 

30

 

54

 

26

 

46

 

56

2006

 

31

 

54

 

26

 

46

 

57

2007

 

29

 

47

 

33

 

53

 

62

2008

 

32   52   30   48   62

2009

 

26   47   29   53   55

2010

 

14   25   41   75   55

2011

 

15   28   39   72   54

2012

 

17   30   40   70   57

2013

 

14   24   45   76   59

2014

 

28   47   31   53   59

2015

 

17   48   29   52   56

2016

 

25   46   29   54   54

2017

 

17   35   32   65   49

2018

 

18   34   35   66   53

2019

 

18   31   40   69   58

2020

 

17   29   42   71   59

 


Graduate Student Enrollment by Gender, USU and Department of Biology Comparison.    Total graduate enrollment of Master’s and Doctoral students comparing full-time USU Graduate Students and Biology Graduate Students from 1998-2006, fall enrollment. 

Data source:  USU Office of Analysis, Assessment, and Accreditation  and

Graduate Programs Committee

 

 

USU

BIOLOGY

 

Male

Female

Male

Female

1993

44%

56%

58%

42%

1994

48%

52%

65%

35%

1995

43%

57%

62%

38%

1996

45%

55%

61%

39%

1997

52%

48%

59%

41%

1998

59%

54%

62%

38%

1999

55%

52%

56%

44%

2000

61%

51%

66%

34%

2001

60%

48%

55%

45%

2002

63%

55%

55%

45%

2003

61%

56%

53%

47%

2004

63%

59%

48%

52%

2005

62%

59%

52%

48%

2006

42%

58%

55%

45%

2007

33%

67%

42%

58%

2008

43% 57% 52% 48%

2009

49%  51% 47% 53%

2010

61%  39%  25%  75% 

2011

63%  37%  28%  72% 

2012

61%  39%  30% 70% 

2013

61%  39%  24%  76% 

2014

62% 38% 24% 76%

2015

46% 54% 48% 52%

2016

47% 53% 46% 54%

2017

47%  53% 35% 65%

2018

46%  54%  34% 66%

2019

45% 55%  31% 69%

2020

45%  55%  29% 71%

Biology Graduate Student Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender.    

Data source:  Graduate Programs Committee

 

 

Black Male

Black Female

Hispanic Male

Hispanic Female

Caucasian

Male

Caucasian Female

Non-Resident Alien Male

Non-Resident Alien Female

Total

1990

1

0

0

0

30

11

17

9

68

1991

0

0

0

0

24

12

11

13

60

1992

0

0

0

0

32

24

25

10

91

1993

0

0

1

1

25

19

18

12

76

1994

0

0

1

1

42

25

17

7

93

1995

0

0

2

1

38

25

13

7

86

1996

0

0

0

1

45

25

7

7

85

1997

0

0

0

1

41

25

7

7

81

1998

1

0

0

1

42

23

10

9

86

1999

1

0

0

1

37

27

7

7

80

2000

1

0

0

0

41

20

6

5

73

2001

0

0

1

1

36

24

2

7

71

2002

0

0

1

1

36

24

3

8

73

2003

0

0

1

1

28

24

5

7

66

2004

0

0

1

1

25

28

5

5

65

2005

0

0

1

1

29

27

7

6

71

2006

0

0

3

0

27

25

8

6

69

2007

0

1

2

1

18

28

8

9

67

2008

 0  0  0  0 24 33 11 12 81

2009

 0  0  0  0 25 33 12 15 85 

2010

 0  0  1 1 12 16 7 8 45

2011

 0  0  1 2 15 18 7 9 52

2012

 0  0  1 2 16 17 9 52

2013

1  1  1 2 14 16 5 9 49

2014

1

2

2

0

20

16

4

7

52

2015

1

2

2

0

18

14

3

6

46

2016