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How do I get a faculty member to agree to serve as a second reader or sponsor for my senior thesis?

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How do I get a faculty member to agree to serve as a second reader or sponsor for my senior thesis?

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In addition to the seminar director, each Africana thesis must be read and evaluated by another faculty member who has some expertise in the field. We require that the senior and the sponsor/advisor sign a Sponsor contract to be turned in by mid November of the senior year. That form can be downloaded here. Your nature of the collaboration with that sponsor is up to the student and the professor. Ideally, the sponsor would meet with the senior regularly during the spring semester, read a draft thesis and then grade the final version. However, you may encounter a professor who has important expertise in the field, but who does not have time for a full collaboration. In this situation, the senior should negotiate with the professor on a schedule that takes into account the demands on the professor. Here are some tips on the best way to get a professor to agree to sponsor your thesis: Ask Early Although it is the job of faculty to advise students, please remember that most faculty are alr

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