The student, in consultation with the major advisor, will select a minimum of four (4) AC members, including one but no more than two from outside FNR. A majority of the AC, including the major advisor, must be full-time, tenure-track Clemson University faculty or members of the USFW COOP Unit. Both the major advisor and at least half of the committee must hold rank in FNR. If a minor is declared, this area must be represented on the committee. Adjunct faculty may serve as committee members, but not as chair.
________ Committee formed.
________ Protocols and Hazardous Waste and Safety Training complete.
The student, in consultation with the AC, will prepare a preliminary research plan with appropriate title, methods, statistical analysis, and literature review (see extensive instructions at Examinations/Ph.D. FR). The AC should meet by the middle of the first semester of residence to consider the plan for research and program of study. The Graduate Degree Curriculum form (GS-2) should be approved by the full committee and submitted to Enrolled Services by the middle of the second semester in residence. A copy should be submitted to Deanna Burns for the Graduate Coordinator. Students must have two FOR 808 classes and no more than six credit hours of Special Problems (FOR 807 and similar courses in other departments).
_________ First committee meeting.
_________ Research plan approved by advisory committee.
_________ Plan of study determined with major advisor.
_________ Minimum of 16 semester hours numbered 800 or above, exclusive
of dissertation research and Special Problem credits.
_________ Minimum of 18 semester hours of doctoral research.
_________ At least one-half of total hours 800-level or above, exclusive of thesis
research. (Two hours of FOR 808 may be counted)
_________ FOR 808 x 2.
_________ No more that 6 total Special Problem credits.
_________ Graduate Degree Curriculum Plan of study approved by advisory committee.
_________ GS-2 form submitted to Enrolled Services, copy to Deanna Burns for file.
_________ Written preliminary examination completed.
_________ Oral preliminary exam. (Satisfactory completion of the preliminary examination
must occur no less than six months and no more than five years prior to the date
_________ Assessment form submitted to Deanna Burns for file.
_________ GS-5 submitted to Enrolled Services, with copy to Deanna Burns for file.
_________ Dissertation submitted to major advisor 3 weeks before submitting to AC.
_________ Dissertation submitted to AC at least 2 weeks before defense.
_________ Final oral examination (dissertation defense) scheduled. (Notice of date,
place and time must be sent to Enrolled Services, Dean, Department Chair,
Faculty, and Advisory Committee by the Major Advisor at least 10 days before
_________ Results of final oral examination (GS-7) submitted by major advisor to
Enrolled Services, copy to Deanna Burns for file.
_________ Assessment Report submitted to Deanna Burns for file.
_________ Application to Graduate (GS-4) submitted to Enrolled Services.
_________ Cap and gown ordered from bookstore if attending ceremony.
_________ Dissertation content approved by committee members.
_________ Dissertation submitted to Graduate School for formatting review.
_________ Final copy submitted to Graduate School by ETD.
_________ Order bound copies through Deanna Burns.
_________ Final copy of dissertation submitted to Department Chair.