The Dissertation Institute is a week-long opportunity for underrepresented engineering doctoral students (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) currently writing their dissertation or dissertation proposals.
You will be able to build new writing habits, work on your dissertation or dissertation proposal, enhance your motivation for your doctoral process, and learn skills that will help you making progress in your dissertation.
Although the Institute was originally scheduled to be an in-person meeting, we evaluated the options and decided that the best decision was to meet virtually as we did in 2020.
ABOUT THE DISSERTATION INSTITUTE
The Dissertation Institute will:
Provide opportunities for focused writing.
Offer workshops and resources on topics related to writing, graduate school, and motivation.
Provide support to help you make progress in your writing.
Teach you how to set writing goals, practice writing habits, and new strategies.
Create a network of fellow doctoral students who can help motivate and keep you accountable in your writing.
Help you kick off new writing habits you can continue to pursue when you leave the Institute.
The Dissertation Institute will not:
Replace constant communication with your advisor or committee.
Extensively cover discipline specific matters or document formatting.
Provide line by line proofreading and editing.