Appendix VIII

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.

(A)

Constitution of committees, doctoral and master's (thesis plan); nomination and appointment; replacement of members.

(B)

Examinations (doctoral); role of department chair in conduct of examinations; evaluation of student performance; degree of consent; final oral examination.

(C)

Foreign language requirements for doctor's degrees; determination by department, subject to approval by the Graduate Council.

(D)

Theses and dissertations: level of performance, degree of consent, final approval.

2. Standards and Procedures To Be Determined by Departments and Interdepartmental Degree Committees.

    (A)

    Departmental guidance committees: constitution, nomination, responsibility for departmental screening and written qualifying examinations.

    (B)

    Master's committees (comprehensive examination plan); appointment responsibilities.

    (C)

    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).

    (D)

    Foreign language requirements for master's degrees, at the option of departments.

    (E)

    Normal progress and upper time limit for completion of degree requirements.