6.1 Once work on the dissertation has begun, the student is expected to meet with their Dissertation Supervisor and other members of their Dissertation Advisory Committee at regular intervals, as needed. (Trent’s regulations require such a meeting at least once a year.) Students should submit drafts of chapters to their Dissertation Supervisor, and to the other committee members if they so wish, for general advice on possible revisions. The Dissertation Advisory Committee, guided by the preferences of the student and the Dissertation Supervisor, should determine how frequently, and in what form, members will read draft chapters. If, after reading chapters or blocks of chapters, members have important criticisms or revisions to propose, their recommendations should be provided to the student, in writing, with a copy to the Dissertation Supervisor.
6.2 Students are advised that once they register for the dissertation (CDNS 6909 at Carleton and CAST 6090 at Trent) they must register each term until the dissertation is defended successfully, save for any approved leave of absence. Failure to register will result in the loss of status within the program and will require application for re-admission.