Submission Guidelines for Senior Theses and Projects


GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Adviser approval: As of Spring 2016, authors must obtain approval from their adviser or supervising faculty member before submitting their work to the Repository. Approval means that a consultation has taken place between the student and adviser, and the adviser agrees that the work is appropriate for upload to the Repository. There are no forms associated with this approval, and the faculty member does not need to contact the Repository Administrator.
  • Limiting access: Authors may choose to allow unrestricted open access to their work, or limit access to the campus community only, by specifying "thesis" or "campus-only thesis" on the line labelled "Degree Type".
  • Content and formatting:
    • Any quoted text, images, music, charts, etc., in the thesis should either be used under Fair Use guidelines, or by permission from the copyright holder(s) of the quoted material.
    • It is best to upload a pdf version of your document to preserve formatting, however, any text-based file format will be accepted (i.e. Word) and then automatically converted to pdf for publication in the Repository.
    • We recommend submitting the entire text of the thesis as one file (i.e. combine all the chapters and appendices into one document).
    • The Repository can also accept any supplemental files, in the form of media, translations, etc. Powerpoint files will be converted to .pdf by the Repository. At the bottom of the submission form, there is a checkmark box, which when selected allows you to upload additional files on the next page.
    • If you have accompanying video on YouTube or Vimeo, there is a line on the upload form called "Streaming Media" where you can enter the URL for the video. Then, select the streaming service In the drop-down menu directly below. You may also provide an archival copy of the video in AVI format to the Repository Administrator (see contact info below).
  • Archival preservationTheses that are deposited online do not need to be submitted in hard copy to the College Archives. Once the work has been uploaded, it will be a permanent part of the Repository, and identified with a unique url for future reference.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS

  1. To start the submission process, click "Submit Research" on the left, and create an account with the Repository software. (This will be different than your regular Trinity login)
  2. Read through the submission agreement, and checkmark the box to agree with the terms.
  3. Finally, fill in the fields on the submission form, including selection of open access or campus-restricted, and upload the thesis document.
  4. Once the thesis submission has been processed by the Repository Administrator, it will be visible on the Repository site.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or problems. You are free to make an appointment with me to walk through the submission process if you prefer.

Repository Administrator Contact: Amy Harrell, 860-297-2193, LITC A40