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Thesis Advising

Spring 2020 Advising Hours 

Nina Cline, TC 660HA and TC 660HB/TC 359T Instructor
Office Hours: RLP 2.102, Tuesdays 2:30 - 4pm, Wednesdays 10 - 11:30am, and by appointment

Dr. Janet M. Davis, Associate Director of Plan II Honors
Office Hours: RLP 2.102, Thursdays from noon - 3pm and by appointment

Dr. John Morán González, Associate Director of Plan II Honors
Office Hours: RLP 2.102, Tuesdays 9am - noon and by appointment

Sign-up to meet with Dr. Davis or Dr. González by Zoom advising to discuss the pre-registration process and current thesis concerns: http://bit.ly/Fall2020ThesisSignUp

Current Plan II Thesis Students: 

  1. Thesis Advising: please reach out to your thesis advisor and second reader to agree on how best to communicate/meet. Dr. John Moran Gonzalez and Dr. Janet Davis are also available for appointments via Zoom and you can sign up using the Google Doc above. Nina Cline is also available by Zoom appointment during her office hours - more information to come about setting up a meeting with her.
  2. Thesis Symposium: the event for Sunday, April 19th has been canceled. Plan II staff are currently discussing options for seniors to share their thesis research/project, so please stay tuned for more information.

Prospective Plan II Thesis Students:


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

2. Propose: Fill out Part One Form (once downloaded, the form should be fillable). Sign up for a Zoom meeting with either of the Plan II Associate Directors during their posted office hours (or email them to arrange an appointment time). Discuss your topic and supervisor ideas using Zoom screen share to review your Part One form. Dr. Davis or Dr. González will sign-off on your Part One form via UT Box. Please upload the form below after your conversation.

DEADLINE FOR PART ONE: Friday, April 17**

3. Confirm: Secure a Supervisor and Second Reader. Students should make arrangements to contact appropriate faculty members based on the approved topic. Meet with your intended supervisor/second reader first by email or video conferencing. If they say yes, send the following Qualtrics form in lieu of an electronic signature:  https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8zw1jZgRBLKHWd

Once you’ve secured a supervisor and second reader, submit the completed Part Two form, resume, and abstract below:


DEADLINE FOR PART TWO: Friday, May 8**

**Due to the disruption of normal University operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all deadlines for the pre-registration process are considered recommended and Plan II will be flexible through the end of the semester in completing both forms by May 8. We recommend these specific dates because it usually becomes increasingly difficult to communicate with faculty during the summer semester and we want to ensure you start your project off on the right foot. Please keep in touch if you experience significant difficulties contacting potential supervisors and second readers.

If you are doing an honors thesis course through another department, complete the registration procedures required by that department and submit the Departmental Thesis form to the Plan II office by the fourth class day of the semester you will begin your thesis. See the Plan II Thesis Manual for additional information. If you are considering a thesis that requires lab experience, reach out to that lab well in advance. Some labs require up to a year of experience.

There will be no late thesis registrations, so plan accordingly! If you have any questions, please refer to the Thesis Manual or contact Katie O'Donnell.


Plan II Honors Thesis Database

Texas ScholarWorks - Plan II Honors Theses Collections 

  • 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 Katie O'Donnell.


Other Research Funding Sources and Awards

Plan II Thesis Grant Information - for travel and expenses directly related to your thesis research

Plan II Travel Grant Informaton
 - for academic travel not related to your thesis

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Awards

University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence


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