CGU guidelines for preparation of your dissertation are provided in Preparing Your CGU Dissertation/Thesis. Note that the publication process is open to Master's students interested in publishing their theses.
When formatting your dissertation, make sure that one-inch margins are used throughout. Page numbers, per the specified protocol detailed in Preparing Your CGU Dissertation/Thesis, should be placed at the bottom center of the page. To assist with pagination of Word documents, the supplementary document on Paginating Your Dissertation is provided.
Dissertations and theses are published for CGU by ProQuest/UMI. A national publisher of academic works, ProQuest has provided CGU with an Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD) Administrator to manage the collection, review, and submission of manuscripts to ProQuest. Documents submitted to the ETD are not eligible for publication until approved and released by CGU.
For you as the student author, the ETD provides you with the following benefits.
Lifetime access to your publisher even after you graduate - be sure to provide permanent address and e-mail address information
PDF coversion tool and other author resources
Secure storage of your manuscript until released for publication - including an ability to maintain private research or composition notes
Efficient collection of your author specifications, including copyright and embargos
E-mail notifications of all actions taken regarding your manuscript during the submission process
Publication of your manuscript in six weeks - the former paper process required a minimum of six months
Ability to order copies of your published dissertation
Publication and Microfilming/Binding fees are waived for electronic submissions
Create your account early in the process of working on your dissertation. This will allow you time to enter all author specifications, which can be changed before your dissertation is moved into the published stage. In addition, you will have access to the many resources on dissertation composition available in the ETD.
The ETD is your personal author link to the publisher. Only the student author can create and manager the account. Further, ProQuest/UMI provides assistance to authors by answering questions and/or providing referrals to other resources.
Complete all author specifications requested by the ETD. Your manuscript cannot be published unless the publisher has received your agreements and/or preferences regarding the option available to you. Note that specifications can be changed at any time before your dissertation is sent to ProQuest by CGU. Dissertation are published upon receipt by the Registrar's Office of the final version of the manuscript and all approval forms from the department.
Questions about the ETD or ETD Administrator can be directed to ProQuest/UMI, using the author contacts provided in the ETD itself.