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CFA School of Music: Music Ed Dissertation Progress Report
Music Ed Dissertation Progress Report
Use this form to keep our staff and faculty up to date on the progress of your dissertation. When you complete the form, copies of your responses will be sent to the Music Education Research Review Committee for review. You will also receive a copy of your responses at the email address you provide below.
If you have questions or concerns about this form or any of the topics it covers, please contact Dr. William McManus at
Please provide your contact info using the fields below. All fields are required.
BU ID Number
Please begin your number with a capital "U" and omit dashes or spaces so that your ID number appears as one block of characters. You can find your BU ID number in the lower right hand corner of your Terrier Card.
Are you attending classes on the BU campus or taking classes online?
About Your Progress
Please answer the following questions about the progress of your research and writing. Comments are required only if the field is marked with a red asterisk.
How quickly has your project progressed since your last report?
Faster than planned
Slower than planned
What comments or thoughts would you like to share about the speed of your progress?
Please provide a brief report of your progress during the last six months.
Include any comments you wish to make about your current work in terms of your research plan or other significant aspects of your research, as well as any unresolved issues.
Please describe any significant changes or disruptions to your research in the last six months.
These might include events like leaves of absence, changes of supervisor, or problems with resources. Be sure to include relevant dates when appropriate.
About Your Supervision
Please answer the following questions specifically about your dissertation supervision. Comments are required only if the field is marked with a red asterisk.
Approximately how often have you communicated with your supervisor in the last six months?
Other (please describe in comment field)
You selected "other" regarding how often you've communicated with your supervisor. Please tell us more about the situation here.
Approximately how long (in weeks) does it typically take for your supervisor to provide feedback regarding your work?
Does your supervisor make clear when you can expect to receive feedback?
Please share any other comments you have on your supervision.
Please take a moment to scroll up and review your form for accuracy, especially your BU ID number. An incorrectly entered BU ID number may prevent our Research Review Committee from properly reviewing your report.
When you are satisfied with you responses, click the Submit Form button below to complete and submit your report.
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