Annotate appropriately coloured charts, figures, graphs or maps, since the colours will reproduce in indistinguishable shades of grey on microfiche. Programs that choose to host a remote examination assume the following responsibilities: Providing access to the thesis for the Examiners Examiners to read the thesis and prepare their reports Examiners to submit reports to SGPS Candidates are required to present a Public Lecture on their thesis research, normally within twenty-four hours before the Thesis Examination.
Whether or not the re-submitted thesis is found acceptable, the candidate proceeds to Stage Two: Submitting intention to attend exam remotely prior to agreeing to serve as examiner Testing the remote connection all equipment and backups with the host in advance of the examination Submitting questions to the program and SGPS at least 48 hours in advance of the examination During the thesis exam, the Chair of the examination is responsible for assuring the following requirements and procedures are satisfied: Doctoral candidates must submit the thesis six weeks before the approved date for the Thesis Examination.
The Chair communicates the positive decision to the candidate. The Chair presides over the Thesis Examination: To open proceedings, the Chair introduces all present. When the questioning has finished, the Chair asks the candidate and visitors, but not the Supervisor sto leave the room.
Each Examiner must independently and without consultation, decide whether the thesis meets the scholarly standards for the discipline and degree.
See Communicating the Decision to the Candidate.
For an overview of submission dates, please visit Thesis Timelines. The Supervisor has the right to not be recognized as the Supervisor on the published thesis.
No later than six weeks before the date of the Thesis Examination, the Doctoral candidate submits a copy of their work for preliminary examination. If a majority of the Examiners find that the thesis content and the oral defense are acceptable, the candidate passes the Thesis Examination.
All illustrative material, from ink drawings to printed maps, charts and graphs to photographs must be readable. It is not appropriate for the Chair to ask the Candidate Thesis related questions during the examination period. The Chair announces the results of the vote on the acceptability of the written thesis and of the oral defense and asks if further discussion is needed.
A faculty member asked to examine a thesis should declare possible sources of conflict.
The student notifies the Graduate Chair and the Supervisor. 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.
Priority should be given to technologies which support video as well as audio. In rare instances, the Chair may allow Examiners to change their votes. All examiner evaluations are shared with the Supervisor after the examination. Once the thesis has been officially submitted for examination, it cannot be withdrawn except with the permission of the Vice-Provost Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The Chair advises the Examiners that their evaluations on the acceptability of the written thesis should be made independent of the assessment made in Stage One:Home page in the School of Culture and Communication website.
8. Thesis. The following details the regulations surrounding the process of producing, submitting, examining and publishing graduate theses at Western.Download