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Chairing A Thesis or Dissertation

On-Line Workshop

The purpose of this on-line resource is to allow you to review all documents associated with the thesis and dissertation process. This resource has been developed in collaboration with the ISU Graduate Council and meets the "workshop" requirement for chairing a thesis or dissertation committee. Before applying for chair status, you must first be granted graduate faculty membership (see policy). Special Purpose Faculty are ineligible to serve as a committee chair.

Faculty Name: (*required)

Faculty Email Address: (*required)


Department Chairperson Name:

Department Chairperson Email:

As a committee chair, you will be responsible for:

By submitting this request, I verify that I have reviewed and understand the responsibilities of a graduate committee chair. After submission, you will be contacted by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and begin the process of routing the Application for Endorsement to Chair Theses/Dissertations. Should you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.