CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN GRADUATE SCHOOLS
2014 Award for
Innovative Application of Digital Technology to Scholarship in a Master’s Thesis
Graduate Deans or their designee(s) at CSGS member institutions may nominate one person whose thesis has been accepted in partial fulfillment of master's degree requirements during the past academic year and/or summer sessions (Fall 2012 through Summer 2013) and who has filed an electronic thesis. An institution may nominate a thesis in this category in addition to one in each of the traditional categories.
Applications will be considered that demonstrate
1. Innovative use of digital technology in research/scholarship leading to the thesis, and/or
2. Innovative use of technology in the presentation of the thesis
$1,000 plus travel expenses for the awardee to attend the 2014 CSGS meeting in San Antonio, Texas where the award will be presented.
The Graduate Dean or designee shall provide the following materials as part of the nomination dossier to be received no later than November 18, 2013:
- A web link to an electronic thesis;
- Letters of endorsement from the major professor and either the Director of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Dean, or the Dean's designee;
- Certification by the Graduate Dean or designee that the thesis was approved in partial fulfillment of requirements for the master's degree within the past academic year and/or summer sessions (Fall 2012 through Summer 2013);
- An abstract of the thesis (1-2 pages, double-spaced), prepared by the nominee; and,
- A brief resume or CV on the nominee (1-2 pages).
A web link or an electronic file (e-mail only please) of the nomination materials should be submitted to the Committee Chair no later than November 18, 2013:
Thomas Reynolds, Dean
The Graduate School
University of North Carolina Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223-0001
Phone: 704 687-7248
Each thesis will be reviewed by faculty members in the field from CSGS member institutions and will be evaluated on the basis of the use of digital technology in the presentation of the thesis, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline.