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ProQuest-UMI repository

Note: Students who are pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) are NOT required to submit to the ProQuest repository.

It is a degree requirement for all PhD doctoral students to submit their dissertation electronically to ProQuest-UMI. You must complete the registration and submission process on the UMI ETD Administrator website. Click here to link to the ProQuest-UMI Repository.

(Please use a different browser like chrome, firefox if any issues are observed with internet explorer for Account login in http://www.etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/school?siteId=198 )

Note:  Submitting the manuscript electronically to the LoboVault repository and to the ProQuest repository are two distinct procedures.

Transmitting your dissertation manuscript to ProQuest/UMI. There are two options for submitting your dissertation to the UNM-ProQuest Administrator site: “traditional” and “open access.” There is no fee for traditional publishing, while there is a $95.00 fee for open access publishing.

Whichever form of submission you choose, ProQuest also offers an optional copyright registration for a $65.00 fee. Although your manuscript is copyrighted automatically, Graduate Studies follows the recommendation of the U.S. Copyright Office that you register your copyright officially in order more fully to protect your legal rights to your work. You may prefer to register your copyright (for a lower fee) directly with the U.S. Copyright Office by visiting http://www.copyright.gov/ online.

Survey of Earned Doctorate (NORC)

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is a federal agency survey conducted by NORC for the National Science Foundation and five other federal agencies (National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). 

The SED gathers information annually from approximately 48,000 new U.S. research doctorate graduates about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans. Each year the SED data are added to a larger historical record of doctorate-degree graduates, the Doctorate Records File (DRF). Begun in 1920, the DRF contains annual information used to track the number of graduates in various fields; the educational paths of scientists, engineers, and humanists; movement of graduates into the labor market; and similar information.

The Survey of Earned Doctorate is a degree requirement for the PhD doctoral students.

NOTE: Students who are pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) are NOT REQUIRED to submit to the survey.

PhD doctoral students will submit the survey electronically online. Please go to the Graduate Studies Website: http://grad.unm.edu/ and click on the Graduate Studies Forms link.  At the Manuscript block, scroll down to the Register/Submit line for the Survey of Earned Doctorate.

STEPS to submit to SED:

  1. Click on Register. Usually, you will use your full UNM email address.

  2. Click on Submit. Several page of questions will need to be answered. When you have completed the survey, an email will be sent to you by SED with a certificate that you have completed the survey.

  3. Please forward the email “Certificate” to the Manuscript Coordinator to dwein@unm.edu