There are 2 possible outcomes that the examiners may consider: Determine if the thesis and the candidate meet recognized scholarly standards for the degree Appraise the thesis for content - its underlying assumptions, methodology, findings, and scholarly significance of the findings.
Relationships that might appear to have a conflict of interest include: For an overview of submission dates, please visit Thesis Timelines. If unable to attend, the External Examiner must submit questions to be put to the candidate by the other Examiners.
These forms are confidential, only to be seen and recorded by the Chair.
The student is then informed of the elevated risk of failure that is introduced when a student goes to defense without Supervisor approval. Annotate appropriately coloured charts, figures, graphs or maps, since the colours will reproduce in indistinguishable shades of grey on microfiche.
When photographs are incorporated into the thesis, they should be high-contrast colour or black-and-white prints. The student notifies the Graduate Chair and the Supervisor. To open proceedings, the Chair introduces all present.
The Chair communicates the positive decision to the candidate. All examiner evaluations are shared with the Supervisor after the examination. A faculty member asked to examine a thesis should declare possible sources of conflict.
The following system is to be used: Providing a dedicated support resource to the conference to ensure the best possible experience for all participants during the examination Ensuring that a backup technology exists in the event that the primary solution fails Ensuring that a list of questions from the remote examiner has been obtained in advance of the examination date and are available to the Chair of the examination this serves as back-up in cases where the connection to the remote examiner is lost Testing the remote connection with the examiner in advance of the examination Examiners that wish to attend the examination remotely assume the following responsibilities: See Communicating the Decision to the Candidate.
The Chair of the committee provides the Graduate Chair, Supervisor sand student written notification of the decision. The Tasks of the Examiners are to: The Examiners must decide whether the written thesis and oral defense were acceptable or unacceptable. Revisions include limited typographical or grammatical errors; errors in calculation, labels for tables, nomenclature, and bibliographic form; and the need for clarification of content.
No later than six weeks before the date of the Thesis Examination, the Doctoral candidate submits a copy of their work for preliminary examination.
The content or quality of the work must not be discussed among these people until the oral examination itself is underway. The Examiners question the candidate in the agreed-upon order, with the Chair holding them to the agreed-upon time limit. The Chair invites the candidate and visitors back into the room.
If the reason concerns academic integrity, then the appropriate procedures are followed according to University policy www. Where the Re-Submission Hearing Committee agrees that the candidate should be given the opportunity to revise the thesis to bring it to the acceptable scholarly standard for examination, the committee first establishes a new Thesis Examination date, no earlier than twelve weeks after the date of the originally scheduled examination.
The Graduate Chair or designate ensures that the supervisory committee member s have also been consulted. Examples may include some additions, deletions or editing of text; further analysis or discussion of some piece of data.
The Graduate Chair discusses with the Supervisor their reasons for not approving submission of the thesis. Where this occurs, the Chair shall, without informing the candidate of the identity of the person making the relevant allegation, inform the candidate that an allegation of academic misconduct has been made.
This ensures adequate time for: Normally, candidates have up to 6 weeks to submit the final thesis after examination. The Chair is a non-voting member of the Thesis Examination Board.
This option will block your work from public access after your successful examination and final submission. The completed examiner reports are confidential to the Vice-Provost Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The Chair of the committee provides the Graduate Chair, Supervisor sand student written notification of the decision and the changes suggested by the committee. The Supervisor does not attend the thesis examination or the public lecture.
Exceptionally, a candidate may request a six-year delay of publication by contacting an Associate Vice-Provost within the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
It is explained that the examiners will know that the Supervisor has not signed off. All illustrative material, from ink drawings to printed maps, charts and graphs to photographs must be readable. The integrity of the process requires that a strict arms-length relationship between the External Examiner, the candidate, the Supervisor and the other members of the Examining Committee be maintained throughout the pre-exam period.
Doctoral Only - Effective Maypublic lectures are mandatory for all programs. A work that requires some revisions may be judged acceptable.CHAPTER 6: DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION CHAPTER 6: DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION INTRODUCTION Chapter Five described and explained in detail the process, rationale and purpose of the mixed.
8. Thesis. The following details the regulations surrounding the process of producing, submitting, examining and publishing graduate theses at Western.Download