When a student submits a completed dissertation, the membership of the dissertation committee must match the members listed on the most recent dissertation committee form submitted and approved by the Laney Graduate School.
Students who do not meet this deadline will be placed on academic probation, will not be eligible for PDS funds, and may forfeit financial support.
Once you've heard back from your committee members, it's considered good academic etiquette to meet in person with them to discuss your ideas in greater detail.
This meeting also gives you the chance to obtain their signatures for committee-approval paperwork.
Don't attempt to barge into a professor's office and ask him to contribute or confront him during a casual run-in.
Only meet with your committee members after informing them of your request in writing.It is important that students and faculty check this website each semester for the latest instructions and guidelines.Failure to submit the dissertation as instructed is likely to result in a delay in graduation.While university professors typically hold these positions, many universities allow you to invite outside experts or administrative faculty as well.Academic etiquette, timeliness and respect are all keys to inviting people to join your dissertation committee.If you are looking to change your committee, you use the same procedure as above; however, you only need to collect signatures for the new member(s), and from your chair or co-chair.There are instructions on the second page of the Dissertation Committee Signature Form.Students who have met all program requirements for an approved dissertation prospectus should submit a dissertation committee form to obtain LGS approval for their committees.Student must obtain approval no later than March 15 of their fourth year.Welcome, and thank you for choosing to work with our talented undergraduates!If we don't answer your questions here, your issue may be something normally handled at the departmental level.