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The defense will consist of two steps: a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session. Anyone, including faculty, students and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor. The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session. Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend the second questioning stage with prior permission of the defending student. Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee.
Elizabeth Mack (Chair)
Zenia Kotval (School of Planning, Design, & Construction CSS)
Geography Building - 673 Auditorium Road, Room 105 East Lansing, MI 48824