Eligibility: All theses completed in the calendar year (January 1 to December 31) preceding the one in which the award will be given. To be considered for this award, the following must be demonstrated:
- Significance and originality of the research embodied in the thesis.
- Appropriateness of style to discipline.
- Quality of writing.
- Quality of graphics when appropriate.
Nomination Procedures and Deadlines
Use the criteria to evaluate eligible theses. Submit to the Graduate office a copy of the best thesis one along with a Thesis Award Nomination Form explaining how the thesis fulfills the criteria. Only one thesis may be nominated for each department. This nomination form and a copy of the thesis must be submitted by the thesis director to the Graduate School by February 26, 2013.
Graduate Council Procedures
The Student Affairs Committee of the Graduate Council will solicit from departments, nominations for the thesis award. The Committee will review all theses nominations and recommend a winner to the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council will vote on the Committee's recommendation.
A plaque will be mailed to the student who composed the thesis. The name of the winner, the title of the thesis, and the name of the thesis director will be included in the May commencement program.