Dissertation Boot Camp
What is Dissertation Boot Camp?
Dissertation Boot Camp is a free-of-charge, all-inclusive weekend program designed to assist doctoral scholars enrolled in any proposal or dissertation course. Services include research, writing, and statistical assistance, along with opportunities to receive individualized guidance. Camp cohort sizes are strategically limited to give campers intentional and focused experiences.
Dissertation Boot Camp is an accountability and support program only. Attendees are expected to have basic knowledge about research, writing, and statistics processes. Please consult with your dissertation chair and/or committee before applying to camp.
When are camps held?
Camps occur near the middle of the fall and spring semesters. Selected students are expected to attend all camp sessions on both days.
How are students selected to attend Dissertation Boot Camp?
Students must be currently enrolled in a SHSU doctoral program and complete an application. Faculty members are also encouraged to nominate students. Nominations must include students’ names, Sam IDs, and email addresses, and should be emailed to the Graduate School’s academic support coach at email@example.com. Camp seats are limited and awarded based on need and availability.
If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, please contact your advisor, chair, or another SHSU graduate faculty or staff member.
Camp curricula are designed based on the specific and collective needs of selected campers. Each camp’s schedule of events is vastly different from that of the next. Some topics are delivered as whole-group, general sessions, while others are conducted as one-to-one consultations.
Below are themes addressed in former camps:
Accountability & Time Management
Dissertation Committee Relations
Formatting and Style Review
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Proposal Preparation & Defense
Reading, Writing, & Editing Strategies
Statistical Programs & Data
Upcoming camps and applications
Date: Friday, February 25 & Saturday, February 26
Time: All Day
Time: All Day
Thesis Boot Camp
What is Thesis Boot Camp?
Thesis Boot Camp is a comprehensive event designed to facilitate master’s students’ research and writing progress. Thesis Boot Camp is currently held over 1.5 days and supports scholars in all programs, departments, and academic colleges. Direct services include research, writing, and statistical assistance, along with opportunities to receive individualized guidance. Camp is available to those completing traditional and non-traditional theses, capstones, portfolios, and internships.
How are students selected to attend Thesis Boot Camp?
To attend camp, students must use the registration link provided by The Graduate School. After registration, selected campers will be notified via email. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please do not wait to register.
- Camp will be hosted via Zoom.
- Campers must be able to ensure they have reliable internet access.
- Campers must be able to commit to BOTH camp days.
Upcoming camps and registrations