Directors and Readers
In both the first and second semesters of their senior year, honors candidates must register for an AMCV 1970 directed by their Thesis Director.
In addition to a Director, all theses must have a Reader. By the end of their seventh semester, honor candidates must submit to the concentration advisor the name of a reader. Readers may be Brown faculty members or graduate students.
The respective responsibilities of the Thesis Director and Thesis Reader are outlined below.
The job of the Thesis Director includes:
- Establishing work schedules with advisees and helping set deadlines for completed work
- Meeting with advisee on regular basis
- Helping plan and organize research
- Reading research reports and drafts of chapters
- Submitting a progress report at the end of Semester I to the Concentration Advisor.
- Approving final version of the thesis
- Submitting written reports summarizing advisor and reader's assessment of the thesis at the end of Semester II to the Concentration Advisor.
Thesis readers should:
- Establish their role after consultation with the advisor and advisee
- May discuss research and read drafts of chapters
- Read and approve finished version of the thesis and discuss with advisor its strengths and weaknesses.