SOCIAL STUDIES DIVISION MODERATIONS & SENIOR PROJECTS
The Social Studies Division organizes all senior project and moderation boards through a single, centralized process. Please consult the information below for instructions on how to schedule a moderation board, a senior project midway or final board, and how to request a senior project advisor. If you have questions about this process, please contact your academic advisor or Melissa Germano at [email protected].
Moderation boards in the Social Studies Division for Spring 2023 will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd, during our divisional board week, May 10th - 12th, 15th &16th, or dates specific to the program you are moderating into.
Your moderation board will include your academic advisor and two additional faculty members. Program directors will be responsible for assigning the additional faculty members to each student’s moderation board, dividing assignments across the faculty and when possible taking student preferences into account. If you intend to moderate into a program in the social studies division this semester, you must do the following:
- Make sure your major is accurately recorded with the registrar. If you need to update your major, visit the registrar’s office and/or complete this form. You should do this as soon as possible.
- Submit your two short moderation papers—a critical evaluation of your work to date and your plans for the future—to the registrar by March 17th. 2023. You do not have to submit these papers to your moderation board at this time, nor do you have to submit your program-specific moderation assignment to the registrar. Visit the registrar's website for more information about the moderation papers.
- Complete a moderation board Google form by March 17th. This form will ask for your availability on the day of your moderation. To be clear: program directors will take your preferences into account when assigning faculty to moderation boards, but students do not get to choose who is on their board. You must complete this form by the deadline if you intend to moderate this semester.
- Check the website for your program to see the requirements for specific program moderation exercises and deadlines.
SENIOR PROJECT PROCESS
Senior project boards will be held during the Social Studies Division board week, May 10th - 12th, 15th and 16th.
Senior Project Boards
SENIOR PROJECT ADVISING
Senior project advising is assigned through a centralized process at the divisional level. To be assigned a senior project advisor, please complete this Google form by April 25th, 2023. The senior project advising form will ask you to briefly describe the topic you plan to work on for your senior project, and to list faculty members, both from your program and the division, you are interested in working with on your project. Students do not get to select their senior project advisor. Program directors will make senior project advising assignments and will take your preferences into account when possible. You must complete the Google form by the deadline to have your preferences taken into account.