Starting your Dissertation: Beginning a Career
Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School and University Libraries
Rescheduled to Monday, May 2, 2011
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
John C. Hodges Library Auditorium
Registration is closed.
You are invited to participate in a one-day program for doctoral students co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the University Libraries. Starting your Dissertation: Beginning a Career will be held from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the John C. Hodges Library. A boxed lunch will be provided free of charge.
Completing a dissertation brings closure to one’s doctoral study and often leads to a major publication that launches a new career. The university offers several resources to help you select a dissertation topic, conduct research, prepare a manuscript, and place your work into the scholarly communications network. Your dissertation represents an intellectual investment with the potential to distinguish you and the University of Tennessee. Over time, others will build on your scholarship.
The January 11 workshop provides context, requirements, and resources to prepare you for beginning the dissertation. The opening session will focus on the significance of the dissertation in the academy. Workshop speakers will cover strategies for completing the dissertation, provide advice on the writing and publishing process, and describe support services from the Libraries and the Graduate School. At the lunch break, invited members of the UT faculty will discuss career advancement and the dissertation. The afternoon session opens with a presentation on overcoming your dissertation anxieties and then moves to breakout groups organized into broad disciplinary areas. Research Services Librarians will offer more detail on information about tools for dissertation research during the group sessions.
To reserve your place at the workshop, please register no later than Monday, December 20. For the day’s schedule and the registration form go to:
Spaces are limited. Take advantage of this opportunity to make an informed beginning to your dissertation project. Our goal is to provide both inspiration and information.
Carolyn R. Hodges
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Rita H. Smith
Associate Dean, University Libraries