Jan 26, 2014. Let's first think about the purpose of the thesis committee. I think the best committee members are those that push you to develop a clear plan. Being familiar with current dissertation policies and procedures in the LEAD. Guiding the candidate in the selection of Dissertation committee members. Oct 13, 2012. First, ask your adviser. He/she likely knows more about most of your department faculty than you do. You don't have to do exactly as you're told.
Jan 10, 2014. In this chapter, we present some suggestions that might help you in selecting your dissertation or thesis chair and other committee members. Dissertation committees must have at least four members, three of whom are members of the Graduate Faculty see definition above, and two of whom are from the doctoral candidate's home program. Furthermore, each committee Must have a sole chair or two co-chairs.