- All members of the dissertation committee (also known as advisory committee) must receive a complete draft of the dissertation, review it, and judge it as ready to be defended. This does not mean that the draft has to be absolutely perfect before a defense can be scheduled, but that the remaining changes that the committee sees as needed are minor ones and can be made by the date of the actual defense.
- All Graduate School and School of Business specifications for the preparation and submission of the doctoral dissertation must be met.* At a minimum, these include submission of: (a) an announcement to appear in the UConn Advance at least two weeks before the date of the oral defense that has been signed by the chair of the dissertation committee (also known as major advisor), and (b) a “working copy” of the dissertation with a tentative approval form that has been signed by all committee members at least one week before the date of the oral defense. The abstract of the working copy of the dissertation must be circulated to Management doctoral faculty and students at least one week prior to the oral defense.
- After the oral defense has been successfully completed, the dissertation committee will sign an approval form to that effect.
- After any final changes have been made in the working copy of the dissertation as specified by the committee, the final copy of the dissertation will be submitted to the Graduate School with an approval page that has been signed by all committee members.
- That’s it! The candidate will now be a graduate of the program.
This procedure will be effective for all students who have not defended their dissertation by December 1, 1999.