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  1. Requests to add Additional Subject Categories

    Customer requests addition of Justice Studies and Ergonomics to subject category list

    2 votes

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  2. Allow One-Time Data Entry of Multiple ETD Department Names

    Allow more than one department to be added/edited/removed at a time.

    This can be accomplished by adding functionality like the Data Validation Drop-Down List feature in Excel. Department names can be entered on one line, each separated by a comma, and then saved to create a final drop-down list.

    Or add functionality for uploading and downloading of CSV text files allowing data to be saved in an ETD department list table structured format. The csv file can be created automatically when a new ETD site build request form is submitted for processing.

    Benefits:

    1 - Reduce time tech support spends…

    2 votes

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  3. Option to hide "Ready for delivery" items on Active ETDs list

    When displaying the Active ETDs list, a toggle for "include Ready for delivery" items would be helpful. RfD items accumulate very quickly, especially close to the deadline, but for various reasons we might not actually want to deliver them right away.

    3 votes

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  4. Student author permission to view committee review page.

    The number one question from students is who has approved their thesis. I have to look it up and tell them. If they could view it, that would be a tremendous help. We use this function for the final authorization of the document now that we have gone paperless. I would also like a separate spot like thesis adviser for department administrator in the ETD section.

    1 vote

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  5. Change language of standing order from "library copy"

    Not all standing orders go to the library, so this language can be confusing. Request to update the language to reflect "school" or "department" or something less specific.

    4 votes

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  6. Add possibility for 3 (or more) co-major professors

    Increase from limit of 2 co-major professors. Idea presented on behalf of Iowa State.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Customization  ·  Admin →
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  7. Put checklist and decision on the same page

    Generally, our decision is based on the checklist--doing both from the same page would be helpful.

    6 votes

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  8. Configure Administrative Document requirements by degree type

    The Administrative Documents page is used to collect additional documents from students that are not directly related to the ETD submission process (e.g. Graduation exit surveys, approval forms, etc.). These documents can be made required or optional. However, some documents may be applicable to doctoral students but not masters, or vice-versa (e.g., Survey of Earned Doctorates).

    Consider allowing an Administrative Document to be required for Masters students only or for Doctoral students only.

    1 vote

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  9. Add option to include field for editor's name

    Add a field to the ETD Admin form to capture an editor's name

    1 vote

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  10. Allow tags to be assigned from submission record page

    The tag chooser would be nice to have right under the tag info on the right sidebar.

    4 votes

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  11. Support for Undergrad Capstone Submissions

    Allow ETD Administrator to handle undergrad capstone submissions. Make changes to remove Masters and Doctoral teams, workflows to reflect undergrad requirements.

    8 votes

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  12. Limit Degree Date Month options

    Degree Date Field during student submission: allow to edit the options in the Month dropdown to include only certain months. Our school confers degrees only in the months of November, March and May. Having all months listed allows for errors as students may choose the wrong month and then it needs to be corrected.

    6 votes

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  13. Assign to me option on Assign Administrator page

    Assign Administrator page: We have a long list of administrators to scroll through as we search for a name to assign. Please add “Assign to me” option at the top of the list for efficiency.

    6 votes

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    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Customization  ·  Admin →
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  14. Add document upload functionality to administrative documents page

    The administrative documents section is intended as a spot to upload university-specific documents, but there isn't a way to attach documents in the prompt. Consider adding an "attach" function so that admins can add blank versions of the document to the prompt (so that it is easily accessible to students, instead of requiring hyperlinks in the prompt, or for students to have to retrieve it elsewhere.

    3 votes

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  15. Department Specific Standing Order

    Allow university standing orders to be configured on a department specific basis.

    2 votes

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  16. In ETD Details, allow choice to display ORCID as https rather than http

    We do a lot of copy/pasting from the page, and need to use https for ORCIDs. Having an option for it to always be there would be helpful.

    4 votes

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  17. Allow Custom Specific instructions for IR publishing options page

    Allow custom text to be added to the top of the IR publishing options page, as is currently an option for the University IR Agreement page

    6 votes

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  18. "Other" option for IR embargo period

    Allow students to select a custom IR embargo length by manually entering the desired embargo period in the ETD Admin submission form

    4 votes

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  19. Add field to indicate committee member role

    Add an additional field to the Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair and Committee Members forms to indicate the exact role of each Committee Member

    3 votes

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  20. Create a Student Checklist

    In addition to the checklist that admins use, it would be nice for the admin to be able to create a student checklist that the student must check off before a thesis/dissertation can be submitted for review.

    For example, our students must have included a signed title page in the manuscript, or they must have included a signed/dated institutional library release, etc. This “actionable” checklist can be a part of submission requirements that must be checked off by the student before the student is allowed to submit the manuscript for review. This will cut down on a lot of “decision”…

    2 votes

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