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Thesis Advising

Fall 2021 Thesis Advising Hours 

Caroline Straty Kraft, TC 660HA and TC 660HB/TC 359T Instructor
In Person Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00-11:20AM in the Plan II Office

Current Thesis Students: Sign up here

Zoom Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-3:30PM

Current Thesis Students: Sign up here

Dr. Caroline Faria, Associate Director of Plan II Honors
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:00-2:00PM

Current & Rising Thesis Students: Sign-up to meet with Dr. Faria during her office hours.

Dr. John M. González, Associate Director of Plan II Honors
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00PM by appointment (Sign up below)

Drop In Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00PM 

*Note: All of Dr. González's appointments and drop-ins will be via Zoom on the following dates: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14

Current & Rising Thesis Students: Sign-up to meet with Dr. González during his office hours.


Registration for T C 660HA (Spring 2022):

1. Plan: 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. 

2. Propose Topic: Fill out the Part One Form (once downloaded, the form should be fillable). Sign up for an appointment with one of our Associate Directors during their posted office hours (see above) to discuss your topic and supervisor ideas. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE INITIAL OF DR. FARIA OR DR. GONZÁLEZ AND THE DATE OF YOUR MEETING ON THE PART ONE FORM. Please title your document: "Last name, First name - Part 1 form."

If you will be producing a creative thesis, please complete and submit the Part One Form - Creative in lieu of the other Part One Form.

 After you have received topic approval, upload your form to the Box folder linked below: 

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Friday, October 22, 2021. 

NOTE: You will not be able to register for T C 660HA until you have submitted Part One. 

3. Confirm Committee: 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 by video conference or in person.

Once you have secured a supervisor and second reader, submit your completed Part Two form, resume, and abstract to the Box folder linked below. A signature - physical or electronic - is required from your supervisor and second reader as proof that they plan to work with you on this project. If an electronic signature is not possible, I will also accept email confirmation. (A screenshot of the email can be included with your Part 2 submission. The file should be appropriately titled to include your name.) 

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  Friday, December 3, 2021.

There will be no late thesis registrations, and you will be dropped from T C 660HA if you do not submit your Part Two form by December 3, so plan your communication with potential committee members accordingly!

Departmental Honors Theses 

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 Dr. Sarah Mason at by the fourth class day of the semester that you will begin your thesis sequence. 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.

If you have any questions, please refer to the Thesis Manual or contact Sr. Academic Advisor & Thesis Program Coordinator Dr. Sarah Mason.

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 a Plan II Advisor.

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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