Summer 2017 Dissertation Boot Camp Application


Please complete the following information and email it as a word document attachment to Please type dissertation boot camp in the subject line of the email. Submitting the application will put you on the list, but the required registration fee must be submitted by cash or check to the University Writing Center by the targeted due date for each boot camp (see due date connected to each option).


Selected option

2-day:              ________________ July 11 and 12 (fee – $100 for NIU students due by June 30)

Week-long:      ________________ July 24-24 (fee – $250 for NIU students due by July 13)



Section I: Demographics

  1. Name:


  1. Email address:


  1. Department:


Section II: Dissertation Information: Complete the questions you can answer at this point in your process.

  1. What is your dissertation topic?


  1. Who are your committee members?


  1. Where are you in the dissertation process?


  1. Where would you like to be in the process by the end of the boot camp?


  1. When do you anticipate completing the dissertation?


  1. Is your dissertation quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods?


  1. How long is an average dissertation in your department?
    1. Number of chapters
    2. Number of pages


  1. How much have you written so far?
    1. Number of chapters
    2. Number of pages


  1. What are your current challenges with the dissertation process?


  1. How are you managing the organizational side of the process?


Section III: Dissertation Description

Please attach a 200-400 word description of your research (or proposed research).