The second EPOL 599 course will culminate in an oral presentation and defense to your committee. You should only register for this course once a final defense date has been established.
Refer to the Thesis Resources pages for specific details and recommendations regarding your final defense and deposit.
- Send your advisor-approved final dissertation Word document to the Dissertation Advisor for dissemination to your committee. Ensure that the document is free of comments, change notes, tracked changes, etc.
- Send your presentation PPT to Dr. Francis and Dr. Kalantzis for approval
Examination: Committee Presentation
In addition to your full dissertation manuscript, you will present to your committee your final defense
- Prepare a 15-minute oral presentation and present to your peers (30-minute peer session). Their feedback will help you prepare for your final defense committee presentation.
- Present your final defense (15 minutes) to your committee in a 60-minute session.
- Revise your work based on your committee feedback during the final defense oral exam.
- Admin Updates completed
- Draft of Chapters 1 to 5 in the Graduate College format with proper filename (your name, work type, brief description, date) sent to Dr. Francis for preliminary review
- Title page approved by the Graduate College
- Tentative approval from Dr. Francis to schedule final examination
- Draft reviewed by a copy editor
- Registered for 599 during the term/semester when you have been approved to schedule your examination
- Final draft reviewed by a copy editor
Final Manuscript and Approval Checklist
Final Manuscript and Approval
- Final draft sent to Dr. Kalantzis for final approval with correct filename convention (your name, work type, brief description, date)
- Dr. Kalantzis’ approval to proceed to examination
- Final exam committee form filled out (your committee details can be found on our Google tracker; main roster and committee details tabs)
- PPT sent to Dr. Kalantzis and Dr. Francis, and receive approval
- Confirmation of examination date and time
- Committee-version of manuscript sent to Dr. Francis at least two weeks prior to the examination – make sure no change notes, no tracked changes, no comments, etc. Correct title page, etc. A clean version ready for committee’s eyes with the correct filename convention (your name, work type, brief description, date) . She will then distribute your work to your committee.
- Monday night’s peer presentations per schedule (our normal zoom link)
- Tuesday’s committee presentation (different zoom link; in the calendar invite)
Key Exam-Dissertation Sequence Resources
Related: University’s Academic Calendar