UMBC Opens the Summer 2011 Dissertation House

This week, the first round of the Summer Dissertation House on UMBC’s campus was launched. The first day included introductions and goal-setting. Dr. Janet Rutledge, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, was the afternoon speaker.  Dr. Rutledge discussed rules and regulations regarding defense preparation and graduation requirements. She also discussed the importance of putting in the work to develop a strong, professional, long-term relationship with your mentor. 

Summer Dissertation House takes place from Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8.

More information about the Dissertation House can be found on


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