Dissertation House for Non-Traditional Students/Workers
UMBC employers doing a master or PhD and student workers
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 9 AM - Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 5 PM
This activity is open to any full-time UMBC employee who is working on a thesis or dissertation, at any university, e.g., UMBC employees who are in the doctoral program at Frostburg University. This activity is also open to UMBC graduate students who are full-time employees, career professional, or non-traditional returning students.
Dissertation Coach: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale
- Submit a brief description (maximum 2 pages, font size 11-12 point 1-inch margins) that describes the project that you wish to accomplish during the Dissertation House period.
Part 2: Please use the following guidelines for the application:
- Summary of the project, including research question(s), data or texts, and method.
- Amount completed on the project to date
- Any obstacles that you are encountering that hinder completion of the dissertation.
- Include the following header information with the description:
- Full Name
- Telephone number (cellphone)
- E-mail address
- Academic Program and Year in the program
In Dissertation House students will learn effective time-management skills; learn how to set small manageable goals, and will meet with a dissertation coach in one-on-one consultations to discuss and address obstacles that might prevent them completing their degrees.
The commitment is for students to attend all the days the workshop is in session. The dissertation house activities focus on areas where students typically have difficulty: conceptualizing a topic, writing a literature review, transitioning from a proposal to a dissertation, analyzing data, editing.