Winter Dissertation House
“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 that the papers that were being written in high school or during undergraduate studies were… Continue reading
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 you to join us. Our Dissertation Coach is Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale. Dr. Carter-Veale is challenging… Continue reading
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 the original post, there were 112 messages. Now, there are 134. Good job “DHers!” The… Continue reading
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 residential version of the Dissertation House on UMBC’s campus from January 21 to January 24,… Continue reading
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 Maryland, or if you can’t join us on campus, please strongly consider joining us online!… Continue reading
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 is for you!The on-campus setting provides Dissertation House participants with productive and rewarding scholastic engagement.… Continue reading
What is dissertation house?
The Dissertation House program is an intensive writing retreat designed to help graduate students overcome the barriers that often impede progress on their dissertations. Developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the program provides a supportive and structured environment where students can focus on their writing, receive feedback, and learn effective time management and goal-setting strategies. Over several days, students work in groups, participate in workshops, and receive coaching from experienced facilitators. The Dissertation House program has been highly successful in helping students make significant progress on their dissertations. It is widely regarded as a valuable resource for graduate students seeking to complete their degrees.