After passing the General Exam, the student is expected to develop a proposal characterizing the work they intends to do for his/her dissertation. During the dissertation proposal, research, and writing portion students must register for HCDE 800 credits. The proposal will be formally shared with the anticipated doctoral reading committee at a scheduled proposal discussion. The committee will then provide the student with a recommendation on how they should proceed with the proposed research. The student is encouraged to review the information provided by the Graduate School describing the relationship of the supervisory committee and the reading committee.