Project Committee

Project Committee

During Project Seminar you will select a minimum of three faculty members to serve as your project committee. One member of the project committee may be from outside the School of Journalism, but that is not required. At least two members of the committee must be members of the graduate faculty, including the committee chair.

When selecting members for your committee, choose individuals who bring the following strengths to the group: skill in the subject matter of the project, expertise in the scholarly literature reflected in the literature review, and (if you are doing research rather than a professional analysis) expertise in the methodology used in the research component.

Every committee for a professional project involving work in one of the school’s newsrooms must include an appropriate faculty member assigned to the newsroom. Every committee for a project pursued in Washington must include the Washington program director. Every committee for a project pursued in Jefferson City must include the state government reporting program director.

After a project has been approved and work begun, a member of your professional project committee may be replaced only if the associate dean for graduate studies determines that the member is unable to serve or if both the associate dean and the committee member approve the replacement. Addition of a new committee member requires approval of both the associate dean and your project committee.