Two-day Challenge 2019



Dissertation Coach, Motivational Speaker, Professor, Evaluator

Congratulations on migrating to our dissertation house blog page – NSBE45 Two-day Challenge  2019.

Welcome to the 2019 Dissertation House sponsored by the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. If you are here you’re in the right place. This is your page to make the most of your experience here. You can get your dissertation finished in 2019 with daily progress.

Welcome to the Dissertation House online,  This page will be active from January 2019 – December 2019.  You can participate in the online Dissertation House from any part of the world. Students join the Dissertation House (DH) from various states in the US and many countries in the world. The “DHers” who participate in person come from universities throughout Maryland, with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), and funding from the graduate schools at UMBC, the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland Baltimore – The Founding Campus.

Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale is your “Head Coach.” Dr. Carter-Veale will be conducting “in-person” Dissertation Houses at NSBE. Our pre-registered participants are required to blog daily during their time in the Dissertation House and are encouraged to continue blogging until they finish their dissertations.

To join us online:

Tell us what you are working on and what you plan to accomplish today or over the next few days.

Blog in daily, preferably twice a day (morning and afternoon/evening) to report your goals for the day, your daily accomplishments, and your goals for the next day.

We will repeat something that we said before because it is both important and true: Our graduates and participants pushed (and we do mean that they pushed through adversities, complications, and issues) to finish sections, get chapter approval from advisors, complete drafts, pass proposals, pass defenses, and turn in their final documents. These DH grads are now professors, working in non-profits, and industry, and have had postdocs throughout the global academic community (e.g., France, South Africa, Egypt.)

If you have joined us in the past, come back again if you are still working on your document. We’re still here, and we’ll still be part of the community that will cheer you on! Post your goals for the year on this page. You’re not alone, this is your online community. Focus on completion. As coach, Dr. CV says “A good dissertation is a done dissertation.”

Questions, Comments, or Concerns?