Dear Students:   I write on behalf of the faculty, first to tell you we think you are splendid and know it is our great good fortune to talk and read and think and write with you.  Across the various conversations we’ve had throughout this year, and as explicitly noted on several occasions, that we… Read More

Along with Luke Church and Sarah Schwartz, who generously shared their experiences of moving from oral to dissertation committees, Feisal Mohamed and Nancy Silverman offered insight from faculty and program/building admin perspectives in the session we held on Friday, 24 April.  Paralleling the questions organizing the first Constituting Committees session (summary of which is here),… Read More

What should you be thinking about in putting your oral exam committee together? What might you have prepared? How did you approach selecting your committee members, and asking faculty to serve on the committee? From the faculty perspective, what do you wish students to know? What is your sense of the exam? These are the… Read More