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Plan II Spring 2023 Symposium Information

Plan II's Spring Symposium will be held on April 2, 2023.

The Thesis Sympsosia page will be updated closer to the event with the program and additional information.

Plan II Thesis Team

Contact the Plan II Directors regarding thesis topic approval ("part one" of pre-registration), research & writing guidance, and any thesis committee concerns.

Contact your Thesis Course Instructor regarding course assignments and attendance.

Contact your Plan II Academic Advising Coordinator regarding course registration, graduation, incompletes, and other thesis concerns. 

College of Liberal Arts

Dr. John Morán González, Acting Director

Contact by email: jmgonzal@austin.utexas.edu

 Please reach out by email for any thesis advising questions.
 

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College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Caroline Faria,
Associate Director
[TOPIC APPROVAL for FALL 23 START]

Contact by email: cvfaria@austin.utexas.edu

Please reach out by email for any thesis advising questions.
 

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Caroline Straty Kraft,
Course Instructor

Contact by email: cskraft@utexas.edu

Please reach out to Caroline with any thesis assignment or course-related questions.

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College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Peggy Sharp,
Academic Advising Coordinator

Contact by email: peggysharp@austin.utexas.edu

Please reach out to Peggy regarding course registration, requirements, and other concerns.

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Thesis Preparation Process: Fall 2023 Start

Fall 2023 Start

NOTE: We have updated the thesis pre-registration deadlines for Plan II students beginning their thesis in Fall 2023. 

The registration process for T C 660HA begins THE SEMESTER BEFORE you intend to start working on your thesis.

If you hope to enroll in your first semester of thesis in Fall 2023 (for a Spring 2024 completion), you must complete ALL required pre-registration steps in Spring 2023.

Planning Ahead:

  • Read through the Plan II Thesis Manual and begin to formulate a general idea for your thesis topic.
  • Begin talking with professors who have expertise in your topic of interest for guidance. 

Thesis Registration: Step One

The first step in your thesis pre-registration process is topic approval from Plan II's Associate Director, Dr. Faria.

Propose your thesis topic & secure Plan II approval:

  • Sign up for an appointment with Dr. Faria via Calendly (see links above) to discuss your thesis topic.
  • You must receive verbal topic approval from Dr. Faria during your meeting with her. 
  • After your meeting, submit your first thesis preapproval form.
    • Include the semester you intend to begin your thesis (Fall 2023), the course you will register for (T C 660HA), and the EID of the Director who approved your topic (in this case, Dr. Faria).  

DEADLINE FOR TOPIC APPROVAL: February 3, 2023 at 5 PM CT

 

Thesis Registration: Step Two

The final step in your thesis pre-registration process is to secure a full thesis committee: supervisor + second reader.

Confirming your thesis committee members: 

Secure a Supervisor and Second Reader for your thesis committee. You should contact appropriate faculty members based on your approved thesis topic. Meet with your intended supervisor and second reader virtually or in person.

Once you have confirmation from a supervisor and second reader, submit your second preapproval form. Include the semester you will begin your thesis (Fall 2023), the course you will be taking (T C 660HA), and the EIDs of both your thesis supervisor and second reader. You should also include your topic and brief abstract for your project. After you submit the form, the Committee members will receive an email with a link to click, constituting their signature and agreement to serve on your thesis committee. NOTE: Verbal confirmations from your committee members are NOT SUFFICIENT to finalize their roles on your thesis committee; you must receive approvals from them VIA THE SECOND PREAPPROVAL FORM by the deadline below.

Fall 2023 START: DEADLINE FOR FULL COMMITTEE: March 10, 2023 at 5 PM CT.

NOTE: You will not be able to register for T C 660HA until you have received topic approval, submitted your second preapproval form, and secured approvals from your committee members. There will be NO late thesis registrations, so plan your communication with potential committee members accordingly!

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Thesis Resources

About the Plan II Honors Thesis Database

Openly Available: 2017 to present
Restricted: 1996-2016
The electronic thesis database was started in 2007, though some earlier theses
have been scanned and added to the archive. It's searchable by author, title, keyword,
etc. If you are a Plan II alum and you would like your thesis moved into the
"Openly Available" Collection, please contact a Plan II Advisor.

Texas ScholarWorks - Plan II Honors Theses Collections 
College of Liberal Arts

Research Funding & Awards

IRB Guidance

Thesis Planning Forms