Python Thesis Module Help
Refer to the guides below for instructions on common tasks carried out in the thesis module. For more help, contact Thesis Processing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thesis dashboards are accessed within Python: Access Python at https://python.nps.edu. To access Python from off campus, first log into the VPN using GlobalProtect. You may also use Cloudlab. After logging in, refer to the guides below for instructions on common tasks carried out in the thesis module. For more help, contact Thesis Processing at email@example.com.
Help with other Python functions: For questions outside of the thesis module, click in the upper-right corner of each page of Python (preferred), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes may not be made to a dashboard while a Thesis Release and Approval Form is actively routing.
- If you need to make a major change, you may stop the routing of your form in order to make the change. The Stop Routing button is at the top of the form. Note that when you restart a form, everyone who had already signed the form will be prompted by Python to sign it again.
- After TRAF approval, students and advisors may make changes to thesis titles, keywords, and abstracts. In this case, both students and advisors are notified by email if either makes a change.
Your Academic Associate, Program Officer, or Ed Tech can do this for you. The new advisor or reader will then become part of your thesis team from that point onward.
Note that your new advisor or reader will not appear on the already-approved Thesis Proposal Form. If you need to have the new advisor appear in, and sign, your proposal, you must create a new thesis dashboard (and delete the old one). Instructions for creating and deleting dashbaords are available above.
Non-NPS advisors do not have access to Python. When it’s a non-NPS advisor’s turn to sign a form, your Program Officer and Ed Tech will receive an action item in their Python "thesis inbox" to sign as a delegate.
A delegate should not act on delegated items unless specifically asked to. The delegated items will disappear from thesis inboxes once a delegate completes the task.
Your approver has three options:
- Wait until he or she returns to sign the form, if timeline allows.
- Use VPN or CloudLab to approve it from afar.
- Email his or her assigned "delegate" to act on his or her behalf. You can see who the delegates are by clicking on View Workflow Details and Activity Log in your dashboard and hovering over the word Delegate next to the approver's name. The form must not yet have been completed in order to see delegates (names must be in blue, meaning they are active). The approver should state that he or she approves your thesis and would like them to act as his or her delegate on your thesis.
In general, the delegate assignments are:
- The delegate for an Advisor, Co-Advisor, and Second Reader is the PO.
- The delegates for Non-NPS advisors are the PO and Ed Tech.
- The delegate for a PO, AA, and Chair is specified by name. If you are not yet able to see the assigned delegate in your thesis dashboard's Workflow Details and Activity Log, check with the approver directly.