2013/14 Senior Thesis Schedule Deadlines
This is the summary schedule for the senior thesis. The schedule and guidelines communicate the Program's expectations at each stage of the thesis. Students are responsible for observing thesis deadlines. Please note: schedule includes deadlines for faculty advisers as well as deadlines for students.
Thursday, September 5
Seniors' Retreat (following the International Studies Senior Seminar).
Friday, September 1
Students complete and submit Senior Thesis Topic Proposal Form, due in Program Office by 3pm.
Monday, September 23
Students submit thesis proposal, draft outline and bibliography by 3pm in Program office.
Monday, Sept 23- Sept 27
Program faculty reviews thesis proposals.
Monday, October 7
Thesis proposal returned to students with comments from the Program faculty.
Wednesday, October 9
Signed agreement from two advisers due in Program office at 3pm (form on page 8).
October Break (Friday, Oct. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 21)
Monday, October 21-25
Students schedule meeting with both advisers.
Monday, October 28
Thesis advisers send progress report to Program Director (email@example.com).
Monday, November 18
Students submit detailed outline, chapter summaries, and revised bibliography to each adviser and the Program office by 1:30 pm.
Thursday, December 12
Work-in-progress presentations, 8:30am – 3:00 pm.
Wednesday, Jan 22 - Friday, January 31
Students meet with thesis advisers to report on progress over the inter-semester break. If joint meetings are impossible, students may meet with advisers separately. Both advisors must be consulted. Advisers send progress report to the Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday, February 14
Students submit a copy of thesis draft to each adviser.
Wednesday, February 26
Faculty return thesis drafts with comment to Program office.
Friday, Feb 28
Draft and advisers’ comments available in Program office.
Spring Break (Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 23)
Monday, March 24-28
Students schedule meetings with advisers to go over thesis draft comments. Problems reported to Program Director by advisers.
Monday, April 21
Students submit two copies of completed thesis (one in a springboard binder) to Program Office by 4pm.
Monday, May 5
Faculty return theses with comments and grade to Program office.
Thursday, May 8
Theses, with comments and grades, available for student pick-up in Program office, 4pm.