After much wrangling, I have finally secured a graduate project committee. It consists of:
Professor John Binkley – Chair
Dr. J’aime Morrison – reader
Professor Mary Schaffer – reader
The securing of this committee, as I said before, was far more arduous than I anticipated. There’s a lot of students trying to graduate this semester and only a finite amount of instructors who are qualified to serve on a committee. Add to that the fact that while they’re encouraged to serve on a committee, they can say no. This happened on more than one occasion to me and the reasons were varied (not cleared to serve, producing a play) and understandable (overbooked, not being paid to be on committee.) I think at least 4 other professors declined before I came to this group.
Having said that, I look at these professors and realize I think that I got a great committee. Each one has a unique perspective on what I’ll be attempting and can contribute to the overall project. My search was stressful, but I think the end result is going to be great.
Now all I have to do is mount a presentation that combined theatre, internet, social media and technology. Easy, right?