Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)

Dissertation Committee Appointment Forms

No later than the end of your EDLD 6950 Dissertation Seminar Class, a Ph.D. student must have worked with their advisor to establish their dissertation committee. This committee must consist of no less than three (3) individuals, of which two (2) must come from within the department, and one (1) must come from outside the department. Depending on the composition of your committee, there are 1 or 2 forms to complete:

  • Notification of Appointment to a Dissertation Committee - pdf PDF| doc Word doc – All students must complete this form, listing the names of their proposed dissertation committee members and obtaining their signatures. Note, it is “okay” to distribute this form by fax or PDF to members as needed to obtain all signatures on a single form. The approval process for this form may take four or more weeks to complete.
  • Temporary Associate Graduate Faculty Membership Application Form PDF– If your proposed third “outside” person is not a WMU faculty member with current graduate faculty status, then he or she will need to obtain “temporary associate graduate faculty” status. This is accomplished by completing this form and e-mailing it (along with that person's vitae) to your advisor or Diane Bourgeois at . The approval process for this form may take four or more weeks to complete.




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