|POLICY SOURCE: Graduate Policies - 01 Masters Policies||POLICY NO: 4188|
|TITLE: Examination Committees, Master's and Specialist Degrees||SUBMITTED BY: Liz Fox|
|DATE: Mar 22, 2012||APPROVED BY: Liz Fox|
(Graduate Policy 1.5)
The examination committee will consist of a minimum of three graduate faculty members including two who are full-time. The appointment of additional committee members is strongly recommended for thesis committees if they have expertise in the area of the thesis. The additional member(s) may be either full-time or part-time member(s) of the graduate faculty, or, with the approval of the student’s major advisor, department head and dean of the appropriate college or school, a non-member(s) of the graduate faculty.
(Graduate Policy 1.5.1) Updated by Graduate Council, March 22, 2012
(Graduate Policy 1.5.2)
At least one full-time graduate faculty member from the student’s home academic unit must be a part of the committee.
(Graduate Policy 1.5.3)
An additional committee participant is required who must be a full-time member of the graduate faculty and selected so as to be administratively independent of the student's and major advisor's academic unit from beyond the:
The primary functions of the outside member are to ensure uniformity of academic standards and fairness to the student, as well as serve as a representative of the director of graduate programs. The outside member need not have specific expertise in the area of the examination although it is desirable that this member have as much knowledge as feasible of the general subject matter.
The outside member cannot be: