Information for Current Students and Faculty

Program Meetings Spring 2020:

February 21st – Rowe 130
Speaker: Jeanette Bennett

March 20th – Rowe 130
Diversity committee event TBD

April 24th – Rowe 130
Volunteering event TBD


Information for Current Students

If you are planning on traveling on University business this year please read the Travel Guidelines before you make any arrangements! Please visit the main office (Colvard 4018) with any additional questions before travel. 

Please note that the Graduate School is suggesting that announcements are made at least 10 days prior to the scheduled defense:                                                                         Template for Dissertation Defense Announcement 

iThenticate - New requirement for doctoral dissertations and scholarly projects 

Beginning Fall 2019, the Graduate School will require all doctoral students to submit their dissertations to iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service. This tool checks documents against published items, so this process should educate and protect students from inadvertent plagiarism.  

This must take place prior to the final defense, and doctoral dissertation committees are expected to review the resulting Similarity Report along with the final, pre-defense draft of the dissertation. Committee members will now sign the Final Defense Report not just to indicate that the student has passed his or her final defense, but also in order to verify the originality of the dissertation.  

Visit the iThenticate tab under Current Students on the Graduate School webpage to learn more. Training videos are available there for students and faculty.  

For further information please contact Dr. Aura Young, Doctoral Student Support Specialist.