Write your dissertation like it’s a job, not a hobby. Tips from @DrWCarter, Dr. @AlexisInc, & Dr. Nanda Cortes in http://thedissertationhouse.com
This morning, we opened the Fall 2014 “Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students.” This event is set aside to specifically serve career professionals, and non-traditional students who came back to school to work on their PhDs. Some have children in college, and some are leaders (e.g., VPs, Directors) in their respective professions. For various… Continue reading
“Writing for Publication” goes on the road – Puerto Rico Sessions: May 17-19 w/ UMBC’s Dr. Kevin Omland
We have taken best practices from our NSF PROMISE AGEP Dissertation House and the NSF ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Project to develop the “Writing for Publication” workshop. This week, we welcome 22 members of the faculty from Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) to our workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Kevin Omland of UMBC will… Continue reading
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 Writing: Monday, July 16, 10AM Pacific, 12PM Central, 1PM Eastern. Sign up for this session here by… Continue reading
Today’s talk: “Understanding your advisor and committee” @CarnegieMellon (sponsor: @QoLTCenter)
Today’s Dissertation House mini-lecture for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 will be “Understanding your advisor and your committee”. This session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Gates-Hillman 4405 Building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh. All graduate students are invited (e.g., Pitt, CMU, students visiting for the NSBE conference, any discipline, any… Continue readingAGEP, Carnegie Mellon, Carnegie Mellon University, Dissertation, Dissertation House, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Gates-Hillman, Graduate School, National Science Foundation, National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE, Pittsburgh, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Tull, UMBC, University of Maryland Baltimore County
This dissertation process is not a campfire, it’s a 6 burner stove
This afternoon at Carnegie Mellon University, Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale discussed the “10 Mistakes the Graduate Students Should Avoid” at the PROMISE AGEP/QoLT Center’s Dissertation House workshop. She discussed this post’s title (attributed to science.org), as she told students that they need to learn how to multitask. Too often, students work on one thing… Continue readingCarnegie Mellon University, DH, Dissertation, Dissertation House, Graduate School, National Science Foundation, National Society of Black Engineers, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Tull, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Pittsburgh, Wendy Carter-Veale
Are you in Pittsburgh? Come to our Dissertation House Seminars @CarnegieMellon 3/27 & 3/28
You may think that you’re not ready to make preparations for your proposal or dissertation, but at PROMISE, we believe that it is never too early to start thinking about how to communicate your research. This week, regardless of your year in graduate school, 1st to final, come and join us! We are hosting a… Continue readingAGEP, Carnegie Mellon University, CMU, Dissertation, Dissertation House, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Graduate School, National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE, Pittsburgh, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Garrison Tull, Renetta Tull, University of Pittsburgh
Next full-scale Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-28, 2012
The Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, will sponsor a Dissertation House for their students at the end of March. The Dissertation House (DH) for the QoLT will be held in Pittsburgh, PA. Funding for this DH is… Continue readingAGEP, Carnegie Mellon University, City College of New York, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Engineering Research Center, Graduate School, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, MIRTHE, National Science Foundation, National Society of Black Engineers, Pittsburgh, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Tull, Texas A&M University, UMBC, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Pittsburgh
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.