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Submitting Written Projects

You can submit for review your dissertation proposal and your completed dissertation.

To submit a proposal, attach the following documents to an email directed to the The forms can be found in the appendix to the UWF Ed.D. Dissertation Submission Process.

  1. The proposal in two digital formats (PDF and Microsoft Word).
  2. A signed copy of the most recent Dissertation Committee Review Verification Form—Parts I & II.
  3. A current iThenticate report from the latest revised version of the proposal.

To submit a dissertation, attach the following documents to an email directed to the

  1. The dissertation in two digital formats (PDF and Microsoft Word).
  2. A signed copy of the most recent Predefense Dissertation Committee Review Verification Form.
  3. A current iThenticate report based on the latest revised version of the dissertation.
  4. A signed copy of the Predefense Dissertation Originality Review Verification Form.
  5. A completed Manuscript Review Checklist

Depending on the length of the manuscript, the completeness of the content, and the quality of the writing, a comprehensive review will take a minimum of ten business days. Be aware that the DSC is normally closed during holidays and semester breaks.

No, we do not schedule appointments during the review process. However, if you have questions about the review or the review form after the review process is complete, you can schedule an appointment with a staff member together with your committee to discuss the items noted in the review form.

Yes, your committee will receive a DSC Manuscript Review Form and the manuscript with track changes, indicating the areas in need of revision.

Your committee chair will provide you a copy of the DSC feedback and will discuss with you the areas in need of revision.

Scheduling Information

The DSC staff members maintain select office hours that may vary by semester; thus, you may stop by during those times. However, to assure that you obtain the focused attention you need, we recommend that you make an appointment.

You can call 850-474-2798, email, or stop by the office during scheduled hours.

Students can schedule 30-minutes or 1-hour appointments depending on staff availability and the amount of appointments scheduled during the semester. During some semesters, the DSQAC can offer only 30 minutes appointment slots due to the volume of appointments scheduled.

Due to the limited hours available, we can schedule students for only one appointment each week.

Appointment Information

No, we offer in-person appointments or digital video appointments through Zoom for our distance-learning students. Zoom is whiteboard software that allows the staff member and the student to work collaboratively on a paper without being in the same room (or even the same city).

Yes, you must be present and actively engaged for the entire duration of your appointment. This is crucial for Zoom appointments, especially because so much information is presented orally or through text. The DSC staff members reserve the right to cancel appointments at any time if the student has left the computer for an extended period of time.

Students need to provide the DSC with the list of the areas they want to discuss prior to the review session. This list allows the DSC staff time to prepare adequately for the meeting. The DSC staff can cover everything that is listed in the review feedback as well as general APA Style. Appointments in the past have generally focused on front matter (title page, table of contents, etc.), body of the paper, end matter (references, appendices, etc.), tables, and figures. We can also discuss use of the template. Students have also sought assistance with their statistical analyses after data collection.

Dissertation Revisions

Yes, you must make the corrections noted during your review. Please ensure that errors addressed during your reviews are corrected throughout your entire manuscript.

No, the DSC is here to provide support and guidance regarding grammar, punctuation, formatting, referencing, and structural errors in your dissertation. The DSC can provide specific page references within the APA Manual to guide you in your revision process. However, the DSC cannot make changes for you or re-write text.

DSC staff members are only human, so there is a possibility that they will miss some errors along the way. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the proposal or dissertation meets all UWF and APA Guidelines for rigor and quality during the review process.