Submission Guidelines for Art of Teaching Thesis - Written

Below you will find all the information you need to submit your Art of Teaching Thesis (written and oral presentation portions) to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

NOTE: You may not submit your written thesis until it has been approved by your program. The thesis submitted must be the final approved version. Visit MySLC for additional information about how to submit your thesis from the Graduate Studies Office. You will need to log in to MySLC to see this page.
Deadlines for Submission to Digital Commons:

  • December 1st for December graduation
  • May 1st for May graduation
  • August 1st for August graduation

Who Can Submit Here? Only Art of Teaching Graduate Program students with approved written theses may submit here.

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • A signed and completed submission agreement
  • The full written work in PDF format
  • The submission title
  • Any additional files (images, sound, etc.) that are integral to your work but not part of the PDF document
  • An abstract for your submission (up to 250 words)
  • A list of up to 6 keywords to classify your research. For more information on keywords, see here

Submitting your thesis is a quick and simple process. Follow the instructions below for submitting your documents to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

How to Submit:


NOTE: For a visual supplement to the submission process, click here.

Step 1: Download and complete the thesis submission agreement. Be sure the agreement is signed by you and all necessary faculty advisors. You will need a digital copy of the completed agreement in order to complete your submission in Digital Commons. Take note that you will be selecting a separate distribution/access option for your oral presentation. At the end of the oral presentation you will have the option to change this selection if necessary.
Note: See the FAQ page for information on how to fill out and digitally sign a PDF.

Step 2: Create or login to your DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence Account (you must use your Sarah Lawrence email address). If you are creating an account, you will need to activate it. Digital Commons will send you an email with a link that you will need to click to activate your account.

Step 3: You will be asked to confirm you have a digital copy of your completed thesis submission agreement. Check the box and click “Continue.”

Step 4: Complete the submission form. Required fields will be marked in red. You will be asked to select a subject category, list keywords, and submit an abstract, all of which enhance the indexing and retrieval of your thesis for future researchers.
Note: See Author FAQs for more information.

Step 5: You will be prompted to upload the digital file of your written thesis, as well as the signed and completed digital thesis submission agreement.

Step 6: Click submit. The information you provide will be reviewed for accuracy by Library staff and published according to your selected, and faculty approved, access level. You will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received. Once you complete your oral presentation, a copy of the recording will be uploaded into Digital Commons as well based on the distribution/access option you selected on the submission agreement.

Information on Access to your Thesis: See here for more information on access options.

When will my thesis be available on Digital Commons?

Once you have completed the submission process, please allow up to 6 weeks for SLC library staff to review and post your submission. If you selected the open access option, it will be available to view and download from the DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence site. If you did not select the open access option, your name and the title of your work will appear in searches, but the document itself will not be available until the terms of your access selection are met.

Please note: Submission agreements must be in PDF format before uploading to Digital Commons.

CLICK HERE TO PROCEED WITH SUBMISSION