Feedback Express: Dissertation Processing

Written by Dorothy Hargett, Circulation Supervisor

For Regent doctoral students, the final requirement before the University Registrar officially enters the degree is to bring the copies of the dissertation to the Library for processing. The Library prepares one copy for submission to UMI Dissertation Publishing and the other copies for professional binding. Over the years, it has become clear that what should be a happy and easy final task is sometimes a source of confusion. On the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Survey, we received the following comment:

I have several concerns about the dissertation process. The information regarding this is not communicated well and the delivery options are not communicated well.

It is the Library’s goal to provide the best service possible for processing dissertations. To help students preparing dissertations, there is a step-by-step guide on the Library website to help make the process as smooth as possible. The 2011 dissertation team is committed to updating this document for greater clarity in response to user suggestions.

Thank you for your comments and, as always, it is our pleasure to serve you.