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    J. Christian Sweatt commented  · 

    The recent UI update (July 2021) to the report page made everything so much worse. Yes, it looks better, but we lost the function of being able to add multiple report fields at one time. Now, I have to select each of the dozens of fields ONE-BY-ONE instead of being able to select them all and move them over to the "include" column. Also, why do these reports reset each time?! It makes me want to scream each time I have to recreate my report from scratch.

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    Currently, when I'm running a report, I always have to rearrange the order of the available data columns. It would be nice to be able to save the order of data columns via a "Saved Searches" feature, which would then also save the items in section 1 of that page (status, last event, assigned to, etc.).

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    J. Christian Sweatt commented  · 

    This happens SO, SO often at UCSF! Our PhD students often "finish" before the end of the term, so they think they're graduating in April, when, in fact, their graduation month is June (for spring). Being able to limit the degree months would help tremendously!

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    J. Christian Sweatt commented  · 

    While we don't have a document to upload at UCSF, we do require approval of the embargo request from the Dean's office, and this approval is located within our student information system. Once I see this approval, I can process the ETD submission. Perhaps also build in an approval workflow option that allows the embargo approver to indicate approval. Since approval workflows now exist within ETD, this should be a good use-case.

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    I have this same issue at UCSF. Many of our students enter their ID badge number, which means nothing to us. It would be nice to be able to add text describing what number is needed, or, ideally, include logic in this field that allows only a certain number format/character length - for example, our IDs always begin with an 02 and are 9 digits in length.

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    J. Christian Sweatt commented  · 

    My institution has both personal and institution email fields turned on, and I often find students entering their institution email address in BOTH fields. Making possible a check to ensure each field has a unique entry would be helpful!

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  10. 6 votes

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  11. 5 votes

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    J. Christian Sweatt commented  · 

    This would be helpful for me as well! Specifically, we have two surveys that all graduating students are required to take in addition to submission their dissertation. If the manuscript passes our check, but the student is missing the survey, a "Minor Revisions" email is not appropriate. Another email template would be helpful here.

    Also, my other request for students to be able to view our checklist would be helpful. This way, they can see what other items are missing: https://ideas.proquest.com/forums/924250-etd-admin/suggestions/42087754-allow-checklist-to-be-viewed-by-students

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    My institution allows students to submit their dissertations at the end of their graduating term and, many times, their manuscript isn't 100% complete although it may look that way to me. Often, I come across a situation where all formatting and content passes, so I accept the manuscript, only to have the student contact me to say they still have further edits to make, thereby causing me to need to return the manuscript to the student.

    It would be nice for the student to be able to indicate during the submission process whether the version they're uploading is still a draft, or if it is a final that can be processed for approval.

    This would save a lot of time for me while I am reviewing other submissions at the end of each term, and it would minimize confusion and frustration.

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    J. Christian Sweatt commented  · 

    This is one of my pain points as well. I communicated this exact point with Eugene Bacungan on 6 August 2019. Here's my exact suggestion for this feature:

    Currently, when a thesis or dissertation is submitted, I make comments regarding required revisions. That comment is sent via an email from the system to the student. If the student replies to the message, the email goes to my personal inbox - not back to ProQuest. It would be nice if the message could also be copied to the ProQuest “View Decisions” section. This would emulate HelpDesk software where there is a unique email address that, when replied to, a log is created of the message and it would then be viewable in a threaded format with the main email being the top, and its related messages underneath. A different parent message would be created each time a new decision is made – then the children (back and forth responses) collected underneath it.

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