All communications and relations between faculty or students and Pro Quest shall be carried out only through the Kent State University librarian.
Publication of the complete dissertation or significant parts of it through other avenues is expected, but this is not to be used in lieu of the requirement stated herein.
Dissertation quality is measured by reading it, gauging where it was published, or reading letters of recommendation.
For any job where the hiring committee cares how good the dissertation was, they will be reading recommendation letters, so there would be little benefit in having a numerical score in addition to the letters.
Theses and dissertations must be prepared according to established guidelines.
Guidelines for preparation and typing of theses and dissertations are available in the college office.
It is the responsibility of the doctoral student to fulfill this requirement.
All dissertations must be published according to a plan provided by Pro Quest Information and Learning, Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the purposes of archiving, indexing, and dissemination.
The prospectus must be in writing, but an oral presentation may also be required.
Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for Dissertation (8xx99) for a total of 30 credit hours.