Graduate student can obtain honors only at the time of the final defense or final exam (and comprehensive exam for . students). Students enrolling in coursework only degree programs do not have the opportunity to receive honers at the graduate level. Students who complete a project, thesis or dissertation will have the opportunity to receive honors at the time of the final exam or defense. Students should discuss the requirements for graduation with their program advisor if seeking honors. Only 10-15% of graduate students receive this high distinction.
Businesses are realizing the challenges of process automation and labor arbitrage in creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Robotic Process Automation is software that creates a “virtualized FTE” to execute tasks, working within the process and IT ecosystem that the human workforce use today. Also known as the Digital Workforce, robots execute these tasks in a fast, scalable manner. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) offers significant benefits to P&U business processes in terms of cost savings, productivity improvement, increase in quality and higher customer and employee satisfaction. Using RPA and Artificial Intelligence, utilities can review existing, completed work and build models to drive future decisions. With the ability to learn and adapt over time, robots deliver repetitive, high-volume tasks efficiently, on business processes that previously were not good candidates for robotic automation. Intelligent automation (cognitive RPA) allows the capture, interpretation and automation of a business process, in a repetitive, audited and controlled manner, including the ability to form, learn, and refine some cognitive decisions and adapt these decisions over time.