Harvard University professors to propose a new title for ‘Thesis’
Students at Harvard University will soon get a chance to propose their own title for a study they are planning to submit for publication.
A new title will be published on the faculty web site, which will be announced later this year, said Richard Pyle, an associate professor of journalism at Harvard.
Pyle said the idea for the title came from his class, which has worked on several studies for publication since 2014.
He said the title is a new approach that allows the class to get a name out there that will reflect the quality of the work and will be shared widely with the wider community, but without any copyright restrictions.
The proposal has not yet been approved by the department.
“It is important that this project is done properly, and the students are fully informed of the consequences if they don’t get their way,” he said.
Pylons proposal to get the title was approved by a committee on Thursday.
The title, which is currently under review, will be a student-run title, and students will be able to comment on it as part of the process.
“There is a lot of work that goes into this title, but the title will reflect our own academic excellence and the value of the students’ contribution,” Pylon said.
“The title is not about our intellectual prowess, but about the quality and value of our work.”
Students who would like to submit a paper to Harvard’s online magazine are encouraged to contact the university.
Harvard is the first American university to have a “Thesis” title on the online publication, which also includes essays, book reviews, and a wide range of articles, reports, and reports about the campus and the world.
Pyles said the paper will have to be edited for accuracy, but that it could also be published online, if the students agree.
Harvard will not release the paper until after the department reviews the proposal, Pylos said.