UMB’s Dissertation House Starts Tomorrow

The UMB campus is preparing for it’s first Dissertation House.  We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the SMC Campus Center, Room 353 at 9 AM. The UMB Writing Center is co-sponsoring this event with PROMISE.

UMB Dissertation House announcement

Items to bring:

  • Computer
  • Power Strip  for your computer (there are never enough wall outlets for everyone’s computers.)
  • Casual clothing for writing
  • Hard copy of the draft that you will be working on.
  • Jumpdrive to transfer your files when you need to print.
  • CD player/iPOD if you like to listen to music while you work with earphones
  • Books and articles necessary for your writing project
  • Style sheet you will be using for your project–MLA, APA, etc.
  • UMB’s guidelines/templates for writing dissertations (Reference UMB’s Writing page.)

Southern Management Corporation Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

About Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;
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2 Responses to UMB’s Dissertation House Starts Tomorrow

  1. Jenny Lloyd says:

    Just outlined my goals for the week and am ready to start working! It was difficult to pick just a few items that I wanted to accomplish because I want to get so much done but it was also helpful to be realistic and make smaller goals that I hope to actually finish.

  2. Susan Hannum says:

    I am really excited to be participating in the Dissertation House this week; I have many goals that I would like to accomplish and this is the perfect avenue by which to meet these goals. Having just outlined my tasks for the week, I feel that I have a clear sense of the work that I will be doing throughout my time here and I am thankful to be in such a supportive environment!!!

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