Student Activity Report

Doctoral students in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society are required to complete an annual Student Activity Report (SAR). The SAR helps the department track students' degree progress and professional accomplishments, and helps students identify and set goals and prepare for their next position. The SAR is modeled after the activity report that CLS faculty complete every year.

The annual reporting period for the SAR is from June 1 to May 31. The online SAR survey is open between May 15 and July 1, and is due by July 1 every year. PhD students are also required to submit an updated CV and Program of Study form to the Director of Graduate Programs along with their completed SAR.   

The SAR survey asks about degree progress, research activities, teaching and mentoring activities, service, and department or university events attended. Students also have the opportunity to share any challenges they faced and their plans for the upcoming year.

The Student Performance Committee (comprised of three members of the CLS graduate faculty) reviews submitted SARs and provides brief feedback to students. Students are assessed as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Students who do not submit their SAR are automatically assessed as Unsatisfactory. An Unsatisfactory has implications for students, such as possible denials of timeline extension support requests, receipt of departmental funding, etc.