The Purdue University Graduate School was evaluating tools and solutions that would address the following goals:
- Make the thesis writing process easier for students.
- Decrease the amount of time and work required by the Graduate School to review theses.
- Streamline the thesis review process.
Providing premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates to all students, faculty and staff are helping the Purdue Graduate School achieve these goals. With the trial being such a resounding success, Purdue has signed up for a 5-year partnership. Not only will they continue to push Overleaf for thesis use, but they hope to see use of Overleaf grow to other departments and campus use. A possible next step will be to integrate into the Purdue institutional repository – making it simple for students and faculty to write and then submit into the institutional repository directly from within Overleaf – with 1-click.