- Submit final draft to the committee at least two weeks before the defense. Allow time for revisions leading up to the defense.
- Presentation and summary of the thesis/creative project. Format, content, and length are determined by the Director and standards of the content area. Plan to review the origins of the project, its scope, the methodology used, significant findings, and conclusions.
- Schedule defense and submit the Defense Reporting Form.
- All committee members must be physically present for the defense.
- Group projects: Each student is required to submit an individual defense reporting form. All group members must participate in the defense.
- Open to the university and Barrett community.
- Following the presentation, committee members will ask questions about issues raised in the work, choices made in the research, and any further outcomes.
- At the conclusion of the discussion, the committee will convene to provide an outcome that will determine next steps.
- Minor format/editorial corrections may be suggested.
- All committee members sign the Signature Title Page
Provisional Approval (Common outcome)
- More significant revisions required.
- Second and Third Committee Members (if applicable) make their recommendations and sign the Signature Title Page. Director approves revisions and provides final signature.
Not approved (Least common outcome)
- Basic design and/or overall execution of the thesis/creative project is significantly flawed.
- The Director and committee may continue working with the student to make major revisions. You should discuss this with committee and Honors Advisor about implications on Barrett graduation.