DS-PRO (the Doctoral Student Progress Report Online) is an online tool that allows doctoral students and professors at UT Arlington to collaboratively set goals, then monitor and report on their progress toward those goals. Users of DS-PRO create a concrete, permanent record of expectations and intentions, providing a kind of roadmap that guides a student along the path leading toward a degree. While DS-PRO is an online “advisement” system, in-person interaction between students and advisors may be of considerable help in completing DS-PRO tasks in a matter satisfactory to both. The system is not intended to be a substitute for face-to-face interaction or to reduce the importance or necessity of on-going dialog. At a minimum, the contents of DS-PRO may encourage, inform and permanently record key elements of these discussions. Read the DS-PRO Overview (PDF).