Approval form (All Students) All Plan A Master’s and all Doctoral students must turn in the Approval form. The Approval form is taken as evidence that the document has been examined and approved by the major professor or thesis/dissertation director. It also serves to document compliance with the appropriate Institutional Review Board for the use of human and vertebrate animals for research. The approval form, with required signatures, can be submitted to the Graduate School by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to 517-353-3355 or dropped off in person to the Graduate School (466 W. Circle Drive, 2nd Floor, Chittenden Hall). Supplemental files Supplemental files may be included with the electronic submission of the thesis or dissertation in the student’s ProQuest account ONLY if the files have been approved by the faculty advisor/committee. Approval of supplemental files by the faculty advisor is to be noted on the Graduate School Approval form. Formatting of any supplemental files WILL NOT be reviewed by the Graduate School Approval Form (Fillable PDF) IRB letter (All Students) If human subjects were used in your research, the IRB letter (on letterhead from the Human Research Protection office) should be sent to the Graduate School by the same methods that the Approval form was sent. The Human Research Protection office contact information is on the following website: https://hrpp.msu.edu/hrpp-office. The IRB number that is to appear your approval form is the “Approved” number on the IRB letter (ie: x12-456 or 15-123), not the application number (ie: i45603). Sample of an IRB letter IACUC (AUF) letter (All Students) If vertebrate animals were used in your research, the IACUC (AUF) letter (on letterhead from the Animal Care Program office) should be sent to the Graduate School by the same methods that the Approval form was sent. The Animal Care Program office contact information is on the following website: https://animalcare.msu.edu/iacuc-contacts. The IACUC (AUF) number that is to appear on your approval form is the “Application” number on the IACUC letter (ie: 10/12-123-01) Sample of an IACUC (AUF) letter Graduate School Exit Survey (All Students) Please take a few moments to complete this survey the semester that you plan to graduate. Only students who have applied for graduation will have access to this online survey. Your participation is important and is greatly appreciated by the Graduate School. The survey will ask you questions about your educational experience in your graduate program. The Graduate School uses data from this survey when reviewing graduate programs and to guide decisions about services and initiatives for graduate students. The identity of all respondents will be kept confidential and only aggregate (group) information will be made available to faculty and administrators. It takes about 5-10 minutes to complete the online survey. Please follow the steps outlined below: Access the following website: Doctoral students: https://www.egr.msu.edu/doctoral/survey Master’s students: https://www.egr.msu.edu/masters/survey Enter your MSU NetID (Login name) and password. Complete all items on the survey. When finished, click Submit. If you cannot open the survey, please contact the Graduate School by email at email@example.com and include your name, student ID#, degree level (PhD, MA, MS, etc), and the semester of graduation. You will then be notified when you are able to access the survey. SED Survey (Doctoral Students ONLY) The Survey of Earned Doctorates is the definitive source of information on the nation’s new research doctorates. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and five other federal agencies and conducted by RTI, the SED is critical to the understanding in what specialty areas doctorates are produced and their post-graduation employment plans. Results are used by government as well as academic institutions to make decisions about graduate education funding, developing new programs and supporting existing ones. Michigan State University REQUIRES verification of completion of the survey. When you submit your survey, a notification of completion will automatically be sent to the Graduate School office. It is recommended that at the end of the survey, you also have a copy of the “certificate of completion” emailed to your personal email for your records. The registration URL for the survey is: https://sed-ncses.org. You will receive an email with a PIN and password as well as the URL to the survey upon registering. Confidentiality Assurance: The information provided in the survey questionnaire remains confidential and is safeguarded in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the NSF Act of 1950, as amended. The survey data are reported only in aggregate form or in a manner that does not identify information about the individual. Questions about the survey may be directed to RTI at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-877-256-8167.