(from University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator)
Read the narrative for this stage on the University of Minnesota (UMN) website, then use the links listed below to update the links in the narrative and to locate UCF resources equivalent to those described for UMN.
Step 1: Negotiate what you want/need/expect from your advisor, and what the advisor will want/need/expect from you.
Step 2: Work with your dissertation committee chair to set up your committee.
Step 3: Plan an on-going feedback gathering process.
Step 4: Take seriously your role as a proactive dissertation advisee.