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Plan II Thesis Advisors

Contact regarding Thesis Topic Approval, research & writing guidance, and thesis committee concerns.

*Plan II Thesis Advisors are not available during Spring Break.

Dr. Caroline FariaOffice Hours: Wednesdays, 11-1, in the Plan II Office

Contact | Sign up for an appointment 

Dr. Alexandra WettlauferOffice Hours: Wednesdays2p - 5p

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Dr. John Morán González - Not available after Spring Break

Contact | Sign up for an appointment (Available 1/20 - 3/10)

*If your class schedule conflicts with all available office hours, email for additional options.

T C 660H Course Instructor

Contact regarding course requirements, attendance, and assignments for T C 660HA and T C 660HB.

Caroline Straty Kraft | Contact 

Sign up to meet in person: Tuesdays, 10a - 11:30a

Sign up to meet via Zoom: Wednesdays, 2p - 3:30p


Registration for T C 660HA (Fall 2022 thesis start):

1. Plan 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. 

2. Propose your topic & get Plan II approval: Fill out the Part One Form (once downloaded, the form should be fillable), and then sign up for an appointment with Dr. González or Dr. Wettlaufer during their posted office hours (see above) to discuss your topic and supervisor ideas. You must receive topic approval from Dr. González or Dr. Wettlaufer during your meeting with them. 

*If you will be producing a creative thesis, please complete the Part One Form - Creative in lieu of the other Part One form before your meeting.

After your meeting, submit your first thesis preapproval form. You should include the semester you intend to begin your thesis, the course you will register for (T C 660HA), and the EID of the Director or Associate Director who approved your topic.  

DEADLINE FOR PART ONE: Friday, March 11, 2022 

NOTE: You will not be able to register for T C 660HA until you have recieved topic approval and submitted your first preapproval form

3. Confirm 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, the course you will be taking (T C 660HA), and the EIDs of both your thesis supervisor and second reader. You should also include a topic and brief abstract for your project. 

DEADLINE FOR PART TWO: Friday, May 6, 2022.

There will be no late thesis registrations, and you will be dropped from T C 660HA if you do not submit your second thesis preapproval form by May 6, 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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