Proposal Conversation and Formal Approval
Following the completion of all coursework (including the Proposal Seminar) and selection of a Project Director and Committee, the student should work with the Project Director to submit a finalized proposal and then to schedule a conversation about the proposed project. This conversation should include all members of the committee, and it should center on the written proposal created during the Proposal Seminar and refined thereafter. This conversation should normally be a one-hour event open to other faculty and students within the program. During this hour, the proposed project is presented; and one of the following decisions is made by the Project Director and Committee on the Proposal: 1) Approval without revisions, 2) Approval with revisions (with a due date for revisions), or 3) Resubmit Proposal (with a due date for resubmission). At the conclusion of this conversation, the Project Director, Project Committee members, and student must complete and sign the Proposal Approval Form and return it to the DMin Director(s).
If a student must resubmit the Proposal, they are allowed to do so only once. If the Committee does not approve the Proposal during the second conversation, the student will not be allowed to move forward in the program.