The student and the dissertation advisor are responsible for scheduling a formal meeting or hearing to review the proposal; the student and proposal committee convene for this evaluative period.Normally, all must be present at the meeting either in person or via conference phone call.
There is no requirement that a program advisor serve, although very often he or she does.
Members of the dissertation proposal committee may be drawn from other area committees within the GSE, from other departments in the University, or from emeriti faculty.
After submitting the signed dissertation proposal cover sheet to the Doctoral Programs Officer indicating approval (see above), students can submit a HELP SU ticket online at helpsu.to request the credit.
When submitting the help ticket, the following should be selected from the drop-down menus for HELP SU: : (whatever system is used by the student, e.g., Windows XP.) The help ticket will be routed to the GSE's IT Group for processing; they will in turn notify the student via email when the credit is available.
The proposal hearing seeks to review the quality and feasibility of the proposal.
The Second-Year Review and the Proposal Hearing are separate milestones and may not occur as part of the same hearing or meeting.If the student is required to make revisions, an addendum is required with the written approval of each member of the committee stating that the proposal has been revised to their satisfaction.After submitting the Proposal Hearing material to the Doctoral Programs Officer, the student should make arrangements with three faculty members to serve on her or his Dissertation Reading Committee.Students are urged to begin thinking about a dissertation topic early in their degree program.Concentrated work on a dissertation proposal normally begins after successful completion of the Second-Year Review, which often includes a “mini” proposal, an extended literature review, or a theoretical essay, plus advancement to doctoral candidacy.There is no commitment on the part of the student’s advisor to automatically serve as the dissertation chair.Based on the student’s interests and the dissertation topic, many students approach other GSE professors to serve as the dissertation advisor, if appropriate.Normally, the proposal hearing precedes the designation of a Dissertation Reading Committee, and faculty on either committee may differ (except for the primary dissertation advisor).However, some students may advance to Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR) status before completing their dissertation proposal hearing if they have established a dissertation reading committee.Only one 0 credit per student will be issued, but it is usable throughout the remainder of her or his doctoral program until the balance is exhausted.The print credit can be used only at the printers in Cubberley basement and CERAS, and cannot be used toward copying.