Category Archives: Dissertation House

Day 2 of the Dissertation House Starts at Noon


  This year’s Winter Dissertation House start has truly been challenging but we have stepped up to meet the challenge.  The temperature outside today is in the single digits. The winter weather closed the UMBC campus on day 1.  Nonetheless, … 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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Dissertation House + Postdoctoral & Alumni Writing Suite at UMB, today!


Today, we celebrate part 1 of the 2013 PROMISE Summer Success Institute with a Dissertation House, and a Postdoctoral & Alumni Writing Suite at the SMC Center at UMB! Postdocs and alumni may join us virtually by posting your goals … 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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Summer Dissertation Houses at UMBC and College Park – July 2013


Our Summer Dissertation Houses will be held at UMBC and College Park in July 2013. UMBC: July 9-12, 2013: https://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/save-the-date-summer-dissertation-house-july-9-12-2013-umbc/ UMCP: July 16-19, 2013 Deadlines have passed, but for questions, contact promisestaff@gmail.com for UMBC’s Dissertation House, and  grad-retention@umd.edu for UMCP’s Dissertation … 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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Dr. Portia Taylor (CMU, QoLT, PROMISE DH Alum) talks @UMBC about motion sensors & rehabilitation: April 10, 2013


Originally posted on PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP 2003-2018:
Dr. Portia Taylor, an alum of the PROMISE Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon (hosted by the Quality of Life Technology Center – University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University), will be a guest speaker…

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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 for UMBC Employees and Non-Traditional Students, Oct. 12-13, 2012


  If you are an employee of UMBC 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 are also graduate … Continue reading

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Webinar – “The Final Defense” – Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Register by Aug. 29


This afternoon, Dissertation House co-founders Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale and Dr. Renetta Tull joined Oregon State University Physicist Dr. Rubin Landau, and Dr. Phoebe Lenear from the Empowering Leadership Alliance at Rice University to lead a webinar on “The Dissertation Proposal.” … 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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Dissertation House Summer 2012 at College Park … A Success!


The results are in! The Dissertation House at College Park was a success. Dr. Carter-Veale and Dr. Alexis Williams recorded the full range of sentiments, reflections, and take-home messages on our Summer 2012 Challenge, and on the PhD Completion website.   … Continue reading

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Webinars on Proposals and Dissertations – Postponed until August/September


The Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) webinars on “Proposal Writing” and the “The Final Defense” that were scheduled for today, Monday July 16, 2012, and tomorrow, Tuesday July 17, 2012, have been postponed. They will be rescheduled for a later date … Continue reading

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Proposal and Dissertation Preparation WEBINARS for All! July 16 & 17, 2012


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale and Dr. Renetta G. Tull of the PROMISE Dissertation House have been invited by the Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) Mentoring Program of Rice University to lead two webinars next week on preparing the proposal and the final defense. *Proposal … Continue reading

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“Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!”


This morning’s Dissertation House mini-lecture focuses on Overcoming Writer’s Block. This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dissertation Coach, is discussing tips for moving past mere thoughts and blockages. The theme for the morning is to “start writing!” The founders of the … Continue reading

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Dissertation House at College Park, Coming July 23. Deadline 7/11


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OMG I’m in the single digits now!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :O Tomorrow starts DH, and I didn’t do anything over the weekend (UGH bad, bad Margaret!) OK so without further ado, goals for today: Work…

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