DISSERTATION FINAL DEFENSE INSTRUCTIONS The Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense is required of all doctoral candidates and centers upon the candidate's research and dissertation. 1. The candidate and the department prepare Part I of the Final Report form. It must be signed by all committee members, indicating approval of the content of the dissertation for a Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense. 2. The candidate submits the form, together with a draft of the dissertation (unless already submitted or uploaded to the UMI website) and a copy of the Public Announcement of the defense, to the Graduate School. 3. Everything must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense. 4. The Graduate School reviews the dissertation draft for format approval; verifies the appropriateness of the Committee; prepares and attaches a Graduate Examiner’s Report Form; and returns both forms to the candidate’s department. 5. If plans for the Public Lecture Presentation
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