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Thesis Advising

Spring 2021 Advising Hours 

Caroline Kraft, TC 660HA and TC 660HB/TC 359T Instructor
Drop-in Hours: Mondays 2:00-3:30 pm & Wednesdays 10-11:30 am via Zoom and by appointment

Current Thesis Students: Sign-up to meet with Caroline Kraft during her Drop-In hours.

Dr. Alexandra Wettlaufer, Director of Plan II Honors
Drop-in Hours: Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 pm via Zoom and by appointment.

Students may email Dr. Wettlaufer directly to set up an appointment.

Dr. Janet M. Davis, Associate Director of Plan II Honors
Drop-in Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am via Zoom and by appointment.

Students may schedule a meeting with Dr. Davis using this Google Form.

Students planning to START their thesis FALL 2021 may also set up an appointment with Dr. Wettlaufer or Dr. Davis. Please include that information in your note or email.

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 the Plan II Director or Associate Director 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. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE INITIAL OF DR. WETTLAUFER (AKW) OR DR. DAVIS (JMD) AND THE DATE OF YOUR MEETING ON THE FORM. PLEASE TITLE THE DOCUMENT "THESIS PART 1_LAST NAME, FIRST NAME." Please upload the form below after your conversation.

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**Students can continue to meet with Dr. Davis or Dr. Wettlaufer after this date.**

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.

Once you’ve secured a supervisor and second reader, submit the completed Part Two form, resume, and abstract below. A signature is required from your supervisor and second reader as proof that they plan to work with you on this project. In lieu of a signature, we'll accept email confirmation (a screenshot of the email can be included in your Part 2 submission) or your supervisor/second reader can complete this Qualtrics Form:

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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 Peggy Sharp at 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 a Plan II Advisor.

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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