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Implementing a dissertation boot camp
This presentation traces the development and implementation of a Dissertation Boot Camp for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Inspired by a session at the 2012 NAGAP annual conference, four graduate program coordinators wrote a proposal for a similar program and worked together with administrators from the college Dean’s office to plan and administer a pilot program this summer. A panel of graduate program coordinators and Dean's office staff presented on the planning phase of our pilot Boot Camp at this year’s NAGAP annual conference. This presentation will follow up on this earlier panel by addressing three topics: 1) the advantages and disadvantages of our chosen boot camp format, 2) the value of the program to participants, and 3) formal assessment and future planning.
Marilyn Lehman, Chaz Nailor, Melanie Morgan
The University of Texas at Austin