Change Department list to a drill-down section (and maybe include degree?)
Giving students a long list to choose from, especially when they're in that "Oh please I just want to be finished" stage of degree completion, is not very friendly, if we can have a drill-down instead. This would be especially useful if, as at my institution, some departments in different schools have similar names.
If we can mimic the way Qualtrics handles drill-downs, you just create it with a simple .csv file, which you just edit and re-upload to make updates. It creates however many levels as there are columns in the spreadsheet, but if you just want one big list you'd use one column.
I made a Qualtrics form to handle non-ETD submissions at my school, and used that template for the example I posted at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1QQ1Ni5iFtCGEMS (I've attached the .csv also). I know that from Proquest's intake side, 2 different metadata elements in one drill-down might not be doable, but if it were, that'd be great--degree and department naturally work well together.