Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

ETD Workshops


Date: May 29, 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 P.M. 
Topic: ETD Process - Covers Registration, Submission and Review


Once per semester, OGS facilitates an ETD Workshop to help students navigate the entire ETD process. This workshop provides critical information including:

  • an overview of the registration and publishing process
  • a review of submission deadlines and requirements
  • student and faculty responsibilities
  • use of Microsoft Word and other software
  • basic formatting requirements for the manuscript
  • time management tips
  • resources to assist in the preparation and completion of the ETD

Past ETD Process Workshop (January 31, 2024):

Bonus: 10 Common ETD Mistakes Presentation


Sessions alternate weekly between Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2 PM and Wednesday 9 AM - 10:30 AM. These are meant to help with ETD-specific formatting. Ends 7/3, check available dates below.

Join the MS Teams links below during the designated date and time:

Tuesday Workshops: 12:30 PM - 2 PM

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Wednesday Workshops: 9 AM - 10:30 AM

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Weekly Formatting Workshops are held online and cover:
1) An Overview of Available Resources for Formatting the ETD
2) An Overview of USF's Institutional Guidelines for Formatting ETDs
3) TOC and Front Matter Instructions
4) Individual Help with Formatting in a Group Setting

➡️View Weekly Presentation Slides

ETD Process Workshop vs. Formatting Workshops vs. 1-on-1 Help Sessions

What's the difference? 1-on-1 Help Sessions and Formatting Workshops are not a substitute for the ETD Process Workshop (required). They are three completely different services. The ETD Process Workshop covers all aspects of the process from Registration to Review and must be attended by all Graduate students completing a Thesis or Dissertation. 

ETD Process Workshop (required)
The ETD Workshop is a full overview of the ETD process and the ETD requirements, and it is offered one time per semester. The past Process Workshop materials linked on this page are always available online as an asynchronous alternative.

All thesis master's and doctoral students must plan to attend an ETD Workshop during the semester of their graduation. It is important to be familiar with the information before editing the final version of the thesis/dissertation. 

A lack of familiarity with USF's process and institutional guidelines can result in missing a registration step, which can result in not being processed, or a need for extensive revisions, which can result in an additional $25 fee.

Formatting Workshops (weekly)
Sessions alternate weekly between Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2 PM & Wednesday 9 AM - 10:30 AM. These are meant to help with ETD-specific formatting and manuscript preparation for submission. View Formatting Workshop Dates

1-on-1 Help Sessions
Help Sessions allow students to meet with an ETD Specialist for 15 minutes via TEAMS. Students commonly ask general questions, ask for help with a specific formatting issue in the document, or ask us to perform a quick review of common mistakes.

Preparing for the ETD Process Workshop

  1. Review the "Understanding the ETD Process" slideshow and the "Top 10 Mistakes" slideshow
  2. Review the previous recording or slides: Video | Slides
  3. Review the entire ETD Resource Center, paying close attention to:


Date:  TBA

Time: TBA

Topic: Previously Published and Copyrighted Material in your Thesis or Dissertation

Workshop Recording

Hosted by USF Libraries, Copyright Librarian LeEtta Schmidt

View Previous Workshop: Slides

While researching, students make use of a wealth of different resources, such as published articles, books, images, software, and datasets.  Many of these resources are protected by intellectual property laws like copyright.  This session will introduce common copyright issues encountered during the research, publication, and writing of theses and dissertations.