Chapter Workshop

The Chapter Workshop is an opportunity for students to share and discuss their dissertation project with their committee. The workshop, to be scheduled during the fourth year of study, focuses on a concrete piece of writing (a chapter draft from the dissertation) that, along with a prospectus and bibliography, will serve as the basis for an evaluation of the feasibility and promise of the proposed project.  

Please note that the chapter workshop also provides students an opportunity to alter the composition of their committees following the prelim exam, should they find it advisable to do so. Students should consider carefully how the exam has informed and perhaps altered the direction of their research, and make decisions that will insure the best possible committee composition for their proposed project.