You’ve reached the official blog for the Summer Season 2017 Dissertation House Online. All comments can be posted here.
This is the Dissertation House On-line.
Welcome to the Summer 2017 “season” – July 2017 – December 2017!
Welcome! This is the space where you blog your dissertation progress online. Your goal is to finish your doctorate! Each year, we start the “summer season” on the first of July, and we take the “season” through December. Congratulations to our Dissertation House (DH) participants from the past who have defended and or graduated in the last season! We’re so proud of you! (Our “Alumni” page will be posting updates!)
Thank you for accepting the new challenge for this season. That goal! The Dissertation House at UMBC will take place next week. ODU and Virginia Tech’s Dissertation Institute served a number of students. There was so much progress with Dr. Carter-Veale’s Dissertation House-based sessions at the University of Pittsburgh last month, and the University of Maryland College Park has its drop-in writing sessions. Where ever you are, or have been, this is still the place for you … because you still need to write. You still need to finish, so join in!
This page will be active from July 2017 – December 2017. You can participate in this online Dissertation House from any part of the world. Students join the Dissertation House (DH) from various states in the US and many countries in the world. The “DHers” who participate in person come from universities throughout Maryland, with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), and funding from the graduate schools at UMBC, the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland Baltimore – The Founding Campus. We’ve had hundreds of DHers who have been with us in person over the years from UMBC, UMES, UMCP, UMB, Morgan State. Please join us!
Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale is your “Head Coach.” Dr. Carter-Veale will be conducting “in-person” Dissertation Houses at UMBC, and at other schools via either AGEP sponsorship or through PhDCompletion.com. Pre-registered participants are required to blog in daily during their time in the Dissertation House, and are encouraged to continue blogging until they finish their dissertations.
To join us online (from anywhere … no cost, free):
- Go to the comment section below and introduce yourself (name, school, department.) Note: You may use your full name or an alias. If you have a blog, you may use your blogger ID, however, you do not need a username or password to participate. You may use an anonymous pseudonym. We just want you to write!
- Tell us what you are working on and what you plan to accomplish today or over the next few days.
- Blog in daily, preferably twice a day (morning and afternoon/evening) to report your goals for the day, your daily accomplishments, and your goals for the next day.
We repeat the words here every time we post, because it is both important and true: Our graduates and participants pushed (and we do mean that they pushed through adversities, complications, and issues) to finish sections, get chapter approval from advisors, complete drafts, pass proposals, pass defenses, and turn in their final documents. These grads are now professors, working in non-profits, industry, and have had postdocs throughout the global academic community (e.g., France, South Africa, Egypt.)
If you have joined us in the past, come back again if you are still working on your document. We’re still here, and we’ll still be part of the community that will cheer you on! Post your goals for the next six months on this page. You’re not alone, this is your online community. Focus on completion. As coach Dr. CV says “A good dissertation is a done dissertation.”