With commencement approaching, we thought it would be helpful to re-post an article from the Provost Blog the first year it started – 2008. The post is appropriately titled “Hooding Help for You” and we hope the linked video and website will assist those of you that are new and those of you who may have forgotten . . .
10 December 2008, 8:55 am
Do we need to remind you that Commencement is coming soon (see the Spring 2012 schedule)? Are you feeling nervous about your part in the ceremony? We in the Provost Office are delighted to share with you a little video that may ease your anxiety. Thanks to the Technology Learning Lab and the School of Education you too can learn how to properly hood your PhD candidate.
Now we know that you are an established professional in your field of expertise. But does mean that you were ever trained or have done the research on how to hood a PhD candidate? Just because you were recently or in the last half century hooded by your advisor does not mean that you know how to hood the next generation of hoodees.
How embarrassed will you be when you’ve mentored your advisee for years upon torturous years and at the very pinnacle of sending your masterpiece off into the great blue yonder you fail to follow the proper protocol?
-Written by Julie Kohlhart, Graduate Assistant in the Provost Office and hopeful that her advisor will know the proper hooding procedure when that fateful graduation day someday finally arrives – next May, 2013!