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Get up to the minute information on the NEW website for the Dissertation House. The new site includes a blog and welcomes your feedback! After June 27, 2010, all Dissertation House information will be posted on this new site.





The Dissertation House provides participants with an opportunity for productive and rewarding scholastic engagement. Students who participate in this multi-day challenge will spend each day thinking, writing, and swapping ideas about their doctoral dissertations. Students will learn effective time-management skills; learn how to set small manageable goals, and will meet with a dissertation coach one-on-one to discuss and address any obstacles that might prevent them completing their degrees.

This is a multi-day (9am-5pm) commitment to focus on the dissertation. The Dissertation House activities focus on places where students typically have problems: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, analyzing data, writing the last chapter, and editing.

The Dissertation House is a project of PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
 and is led by UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland.



  • Registration Deadline for Summer Dissertation Houses: June 11, 2010 PROMISE is accepting graduate student applications for the PROMISE Dissertation House to be held on each AGEP campus this summer (dates specified below).  The Dissertation House facilitates students' progression through ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2010, 3:16 PM by PROMISE AGEP
  • Dissertation House @ UMB June 28-30, 2010 To apply to attend the UMB Summer 2010 Dissertation House, submit a brief description (maximum 2 pages, font size11-12 point 1 inch margins) of the project that you ...
    Posted May 18, 2010, 10:25 AM by PROMISE AGEP
  • Summer 2010 Dissertation House Dates Dissertation House will occur on the following dates for the various campuses. The application will be posted shortly. You can look at prior years applications to get a better sense ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2010, 2:06 PM by PROMISE AGEP
  • Online accounts from Dissertation House Feb. 26-28, 2010 @ RockyGap Visit the PROMISE Community Building Blog, type "Dissertation House" in the Search box (right column). http://promisecommunitybuilding.blogspot.com
    Posted Mar 1, 2010, 11:18 AM by PROMISE AGEP
  • Completing Your Dissertation Seminar: 2/25/10 "Practical Steps: Completing Your Dissertation"A Seminar for Graduate Students.Speaker: Dr. Wendy CarterTODAY! Thursday, 2/25/104:30 PMCommons 331This is a repeat of the ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2010, 9:54 AM by PROMISE AGEP
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