Graduate Council - Degree Examinations
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Standards and procedures related to the conduct of examinations for graduate degrees will be published in a handbook and distributed to all Senate members.
1. Standards and Procedures To Be Determined by the Graduate Council.
Constitution of committees, doctoral and master's (thesis plan); nomination and appointment; replacement of members.
Examinations (doctoral); role of department chair in conduct of examinations; evaluation of student performance; degree of consent; final oral examination.
Foreign language requirements for doctor's degrees; determination by department, subject to approval by the Graduate Council.
Theses and dissertations: level of performance, degree of consent, final approval.
2. Standards and Procedures To Be Determined by Departments and Interdepartmental Degree Committees.
Departmental guidance committees: constitution, nomination, responsibility for departmental screening and written qualifying examinations.
Master's committees (comprehensive examination plan); appointment responsibilities.
Examinations: departmental screening examinations; master's comprehensive examinations; level of performance on written qualifying examinations required for eligibility for oral qualifying examination; reexamination (including foreign language if required).
Foreign language requirements for master's degrees, at the option of departments.
Normal progress and upper time limit for completion of degree requirements.