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The Graduate School requires all master’s, educational specialists, and doctoral students to submit an annual report of academic progress. At a minimum, graduate students should report on their academic progress, completion of required forms, awards and honors, conferences, presentations, publications, service activities, creative activities, funding activities, employment, and job placement. Academic program faculty or administrators may require additional indicators of performance or achievement to accommodate the needs of their programs.

Note: Starting in Spring 2022, all PhD students will be required to complete the annual review process through myVITA (see below for instructions).  All other graduate students should continue to contact their academic program for information regarding the annual review process.

Annual Review Process through myVITA for PhD Students

The Graduate School is now coordinating the annual review process for all Ph.D. students through myVITA.  myVITA is an online reporting system that captures activities related to research, teaching, service, scholarship, and creative works in one place. It is the same system used by faculty for annual reviews.

The student step of the process should be completed no later than March 25, 2022, at 11:59 pm CST.  Any extensions must be approved by the faculty advisor and Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) before sending to the Graduate School at

March 25: Deadline for student to submit materials
  • Reviews and updates Profile form
  • Enters activities and accomplishments occurring or in progress from Summer 2021 – Spring 2022 in the Activities form
  • Completes the Student Self-Report under Evaluations by March 25 at 11:59 PM CST
May 13: Deadline for faculty advisor to complete review
Sept 1: Deadline for Director of Graduate Studies to reviews materials and submit any additional comments and/or probation letter

Student Resources

  • Step-by-step instructions: 2022 Annual Review Process – PhD Student Guide
  • Individual Development Plan (goal-setting tool that can be uploaded to the evaluation): Individual Development Plan
  • Training sessions offered via Zoom:
    • Thursday, January 13 at noon CST – Registration now closed
    • Tuesday, March 15 at noon CST – Registration now closed
    • Friday, March 18 at 1 pm CST – Registration now closed
    • Access previously recorded training here



If you have any questions regarding the annual review process or myVITA, please email

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