Annual Meetings of the Thesis Committee
Annual Thesis Committee Meetings:
NUIN requires that each student meet with their Thesis Committee at least once a year (no more than 12 months should elapse between meetings). It is the student’s responsibility to arrange these meetings in consultation with the Thesis Advisor and committee Chair.
Thesis Committee Meeting Status Report:In advance of each committee meeting, including the defense of the Thesis Proposal, the student should complete the first sections of the NUIN Thesis Proposal/Committee Meeting Status Report. Committee members should complete the remainder of the report at the conclusion of the meeting. The report is designed to assess the student’s progress since the last meeting, establish clear goals and expectations for the period before the next meeting, and set a target date for the next meeting. All committee members and the student must sign off on the status report, which is returned to the NUIN office. This formal status report serves as a reminder to the student, the Thesis Advisor, and the Thesis Committee members that a requirement for continued enrollment in NUIN, including the NUIN guarantee of stipend and tuition support, is “adequate progress toward the degree.” The annual committee meetings are an important yearly confirmation that progress is being made, and any concern otherwise should be conveyed to the student at this time.