Students will be asked to discuss topics for their dissertation in face-to-face meetings with the programme convenors, and to prepare a dissertation proposal by the start of term 2.In term 2, students will be allocated dissertation supervisors.At least one further face-to-face meeting with the programme convenors will take place for all students individually to assess progress on planning for the dissertation.
These aspirational goals (listed below) are intended to encourage students’ growth and development.
A candidate for a doctoral degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline in an appropriate timeframe.
Each concentration will expose you to context-specific best practices and research, while emphasizing the application of theory to practice.
In the third year, you will work collaboratively with faculty and other classmates in your concentration to complete a dissertation in practice.
At the final defense, you will begin by making a short public seminar presentation about your research (30-45 minutes).
Remember that since the committee members have already read your dissertation, you need to highlight the importance, significance, and originality of your work.
Faculty assess student performance through a variety of direct and indirect measures, including: The Graduate School leadership works closely with field faculty in establishing and articulating goals, objectives, and rubrics through which the aims of graduate education can be met.
Graduate education learning outcomes are communicated to students on websites, Monitoring time-to-degree and supporting faculty mentoring and student teaching are additional ways in which the Graduate School establishes and uphold standards.
In addition, you must reserve a room for the defense.
Students usually hold their defense at their primary research location.