Read “Thesis and Dissertation Standards”
Complete and submit Committee Appointment Form
Institutional Review Board – Submit permission request if required see: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/InstitutionalReviewBoard/forms.php
Attend a “Thesis and Dissertation Standards” workshop see: Tips and Format information from the August 28, 2012 Workshop
Write your manuscript according to the “Thesis and Dissertation Standards”
At least 2 weeks prior to defense, submit Notice of Defense Form – Discuss defense time, date and location with Committee members (make sure your committee has a copy of your manuscript for review) and submit form two weeks prior to defense.
Notice of Scheduled Defense (Copy, paste and fill in the information below email at least 2 weeks prior to your defense to Janice-Uhles@utc.edu.)
Put in Subject Line: Your Name, Notice of Scheduled Defense
Paste the following information into the body of the email and complete the information:
Title of Thesis/Dissertation:
Scheduled defense Date:
Abstract: (copy and paste into the email)
Review and verify that your manuscript is written in accordance with the “Thesis and Dissertation Standards”
When to Submit:
It is important that you appropriately plan to defend and submit your thesis or dissertation in the approved and accepted format to the Graduate School according to the dates published in the Graduate School Academic Calendar. Defending and/or submitting your thesis or dissertation after the deadline date may result in you not graduating in the semester you planned, additional expense to register for a subsequent semester, and your degree to not be conferred. Please note these dates and plan accordingly to defend and submit in the semester you plan to complete your manuscript.
Dissertation and Thesis - June 21
October 28 - Dissertation Exam Form and Electronic Manuscript
November 4 - Thesis Exam Form and Electronic Manuscript
The following is a listing of the steps required for submitting a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School for format review and approval. Theses and dissertations are not considered complete until the document has been approved by the Graduate School; therefore, transcripts and diplomas are not released until all of the following steps are completed in the sequence provided.
Deadlines for submission of documents for review by Graduate School staff are published on the Graduate School web site and the Graduate School Academic Calendar; these deadlines cannot be waived. However, if the deadline falls on a weekend, the thesis or dissertation must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on the following Monday. To meet the first submission deadline (the first review of the document), the following verification forms or pages must be received by the Graduate School prior to the thesis or dissertation. Links are provided to each of the forms or pages.
Submission to ProQuest involves the following steps:
Any formatting or other submission errors should have been corrected prior to electronic submission to ProQuest; however, if there are formatting or other submission errors a correction list will be sent to the student via email. The student must return to the original word processing document, correct errors, recreate the PDF file, and resubmit via the ETD database. An email will be sent to the student after all requirements have been satisfied and the thesis or dissertation has been accepted for electronic submission.
ETD will register your copyright with the United States Copyright Office if you choose this option. The optional copyright fee pays for ProQuest to file an application of claim of your copyright with the United States Copyright Office. You cannot sue for copyright infringement in the United States unless you have registered. For more information about copyright, see the U.S. Copyright Office's Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright or http://www.copyright.gov/. All fees are the responsibility of the student