Box - Thesis Processing
INTRODUCTION TO BOX
Box is a protected file-sharing site for documents that contain export-controlled/ITAR information. Students and faculty should not use any additional sharing features when using Box for export-controlled/ITAR information, nor should they transfer files to other systems for sharing. Be sure to save files with export-controlled/ITAR information back into the appropriate assigned folders in Box and work only on NPS-protected computers. Box should be used in conjunction with your thesis dashboard in Python, which is located in the left-hand menu of your Python account. For an assigned Box site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Ready to route your proposal or thesis for department approvals?
Upload your proposal to the Proposal Files Box folder at your assigned site. Then, grant site access to your advisors, program officer, academic associate, and chair, and let them know it is ready for sign-off. Add your Box URL to your thesis dashboard, in the "Thesis Data" section. Finally, after your advisors say that they are ready to approve it, begin routing your Thesis Proposal Form (TPF) from your thesis dashboard. Similarly, before routing your Thesis Release and Approval Form (TRAF) in Python, upload your Final Draft thesis and First 8 Pages file to the Advisor-Chair Review Files Box folder. When your advisors are ready to sign off, begin routing your TRAF. FAQs
2. Ready for Initial Review with the Thesis Processing Office?
Upload your draft (in a Word file or a PDF if using LaTeX) and First 8 Pages to the For Thesis Processing Office folder below and click the orange button to open the submission form. At least three chapters must be formatted and referenced inside the template. Upon receipt of your request, a thesis processor will be assigned to you. If you do not hear back from Thesis Processing within two business days, email email@example.com to follow up.
3. Ready for Final Review with Thesis Processing?
Has your Thesis Release and Approval Form (TRAF) been approved in your thesis dashboard in Python? If so, you are ready for Final Review! Upload your thesis and First 8 Pages (generated from your dashboard) to the For Thesis Processing Office folder. Then, email your processor to request your Final Review. Enter the date of this request in your dashboard. Allow at least five business days for processing.
Treat the thesis you upload for Thesis Processing as the "master" file that only you and your processor open. In other words, gather everyone's edits into this file. Your processor will likely make formatting corrections unseen to you, which would be lost if you work on another version of your paper.
Keep your thesis dashboard in Python current. Your thesis processor will be unable to accept your thesis in Python if any previous items in the upper-right section of your dashboard remain unchecked.
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