Why Do We Need GRADSIS?
As per the Governing Council's Policy on Student Financial Support (April 1998), the goal of the University of Toronto should be to give doctoral-stream students multi-year packages of support that are competitive with packages offered by peer universities. In the year 2000, U of T took a major step by committing a minimum of at least $12,000 plus tuition and fees to eligible doctoral-stream students. Full-funding will be available for up to five years for the Faculty of Medicine doctoral-stream students. The complete policy is available at: http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/stufinan.htm.
GradSIS will act as an automatic tool to track that this policy is followed for the graduate students in the Faculty. The ability to assure that the full-funding is made to all doctoral-stream students relies on accurate tracking of funding for each student. The collection and analysis of the representative data is annually reported to the Vice-Provost, Students.