Successful Dissertation House at UMBC. College Park’s DH starts tomorrow.

UMBC’s grad students stated that they enjoyed the Dissertation House experience and were pleased with their progress. The week included discussions by the counseling center, an elevator pitch exercise, a writing exercise, and mini-lectures on organization and working with your advisor.  The next Dissertation House will be held at the University of Maryland College Park from tomorrow until Friday.

Students from Gerontology, Information Systems, and Psychology participate in a goal-setting exercise on Day 1 of the UMBC DH.

All students at the UMBC Dissertation House enjoy a daily buffet lunch in UMBC's Skylight Room.

Each mini-lecture includes discussion and feedback. Mini-lectures are scheduled daily between 9 and 10 AM, and between 1 and 2 PM. These students are from Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, and Psychology.

About Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She is 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 is on global diversity in STEM 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 Google+ Follow on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;
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1 Response to Successful Dissertation House at UMBC. College Park’s DH starts tomorrow.

  1. Mari says:

    Good morning everyone!!
    I will be working on making recommendations during proposal defense. I will be finding articles on funds of knowledge and updating state data from the Pew. I will also be following up with my PI regarding IRB.
    Have a productive day everyone!

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