Category Archives: Dissertation Completion

PROMISE Dissertation House Summer 2017 DH Online. #ThinkBigDiversity — Join (free) from any location in the world; any school!


It doesn’t matter where you are … you can make progress on that dissertation. You want to  … you NEED to finish that doctorate. You’ve been working hard, your family and friends are waiting, but more importantly, you have things … Continue reading

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Winter 2017 Dissertation House


The Winter Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (January 17-20, 2017). Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House (below). Open application period: November 29, 2016– January 13, 2017. (Please note that there are only 12 … Continue reading

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The Dissertation House Online, open now! All invited


We’re so pleased that the PROMISE Dissertation House sessions are so popular, and we are especially thankful to all of the people who have been involved and who have finished their dissertations as part of the DH! Since space is … Continue reading

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Dissertation House at the 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): Aug. 13-15


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 13-15, 2015 The University of Maryland, Baltimore  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will … Continue reading

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“No one will lower your grade if you don’t submit to a conference.” UMBC Graduate Dean Janet Rutledge discusses the need for self efficacy and independence


On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Dr. Janet Rutledge, Dean of the Graduate School at UMBC, addressed the participants of the Winter 2015 Dissertation House. Dr. Rutledge, a national leader in graduate education, discussed the “process” of obtaining the PhD. She stated … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @UMBC started today! Post your goals (and “finishing the dissertation in 3 days” should NOT be one of them!)


At 9:00 AM EST, we opened the Winter 2015 Dissertation House at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland). We have a wonderful group of students from UMBC and UMB in house, and we invite … Continue reading

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Dissertation House for Employees and Non-traditional Students, 10/10-11


If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who … Continue reading

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Dissertation House for University System of Maryland at SSI, August 14-15, 2014


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 14-15, 2014 The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat … Continue reading

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The research content should be the challenge, not the dissertation process


This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale opened the Summer 2014 Dissertation House at UMBC with a story about her own dissertation process. She said that part of the motivation for her current passion as a “Dissertation Coach” is that the research … Continue reading

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The University of Maryland College Park’s Dissertation House is coming: July 15-18, 2014!


Students at the University of Maryland College Park, your chance to attend a Dissertation House is here! The on-campus setting provides Dissertation House participants with productive and rewarding scholastic engagement. Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, … Continue reading

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The Summer Dissertation House at UMBC begins in July. Applications are being accepted now.


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 8-11. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: Early bird May 12, 2014 – May 23, 2014. … Continue reading

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Don’t stop working on the dissertation until you’re finished, and learn from “Painful People”


The following message was posted as part of the Dissertation House’s blog within the “Winter 2014 Challenge” thread.  It is repeated here so that those who read the general blog, will receive the message as well. At the time of … Continue reading

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The Dissertation House “Winter 2014” Challenge is now available


It’s winter and it’s cold. It’s the PERFECT time for you to join us for the PROMISE AGEP’s Winter 2014 Dissertation House Online. Click here to join. In addition to hosting the Winter 2014 Online Challenge, PROMISE will host a … Continue reading

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Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students starts Friday, Oct. 11, 2013


This morning, we opened the Fall 2013 “Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students.” ———————————————————————— Here is the original announcement that went out via MyUMBC: If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and … Continue reading

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LLC’s doctoral students “get it done” in the Dissertation House – July 2013


Forming a community can be so important to success, particularly during a typically isolating process like graduate school. Today, we feature doctoral students from UMBC’s Department of Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) who are working on their dissertations during the … Continue reading

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Save the date! Summer Dissertation House: July 9-12, 2013 @ UMBC


Summer Dissertation House at UMBC: July 9-12, 2013 Spend 4 days writing … make progress on your dissertation! Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 9 AM – Friday, July 12, 2013 at 5 PM On Campus : COMM 329 The Summer Dissertation House is … Continue reading

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Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale gives free seminar, Sat. 2/23/13 at UMBC


“Practical Steps for Completing Your Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation” Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale (PROMISE Dissertation Coach, The Dissertation House) Saturday, February 23, 2013 10AM -12 Noon UMBC Campus, Public Policy Building, Room 206 Directions: http://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/directions-to-campuses/ RSVP: UMBC’s graduate students are asked … Continue reading

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The January 2013 Online Writing Challenges Begin NOW! (Dissertation, Thesis, Publications!)


We enjoy hosting in-person events in Maryland for the Dissertation House, the Postdoctoral Writing Suite, and the new pilot “Writing for Publication” workshop. If you missed the deadlines for the in-person events, if you go to a school outside of … Continue reading

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Winter Dissertation House – Coming January 22-25, 2013


Join us for the Winter Dissertation House at UMBC.  Applications are due by December 14, 2012. If you are a Graduate Student at UMBC, and if you are working on your  graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event … Continue reading

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Dissertation House at 2012 SSI for “Alumni” – Friday, August 17


If you have participated in the Dissertation House in the past, and if you still have work to complete, then you are invited to join us for the Dissertation House at the 2012 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI).  “Alumni” of … Continue reading

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