Final Defense Report

Final Defense Report - ***FINAL REPORT*** DISSERTATION...

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Unformatted text preview: ***FINAL REPORT*** DISSERTATION PUBLIC LECTURE PRESENTATION ‐ DEFENSE Ph.D. Office, 4012 F/AB, 656 W. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 | Phone: 313.577.2171 Name PID Major E‐mail Date Telephone Advisor(s) Title of Dissertation PART 1: CERTIFICATION: DISSERTATION IS READY FOR PRESENTATION – DEFENSE This portion is to be completed and turned in to the Graduate School two weeks prior to the Final Defense. Note: the student has the option of requesting an external Graduate Examiner from the Graduate School to preside at the Defense. My signature below indicates I have read the dissertation, approve its content and certify that it is ready for the Public Lecture Presentation – Defense. Dissertation Committee Names and E‐mail Addresses Outside Member Dissertation Committee Signatures Date Arrangements for the Public Lecture Presentation – Defense Date Time Place Date Department Graduate Director’s Signature Dissertation format received by the Graduate School Date PART 2: COMMITTEE REPORT ON DISSERTATION PUBLIC LECTURE PRESENTATION ‐ DEFENSE This portion is to be completed following the defense, signed by all and returned IMMEDIATELY to the Graduate School. NOTE: If the candidate will need to make extensive corrections to manuscript (requiring more than 10 days) he/she should not be passed. After review of the dissertation, and on the basis of the lecture presentation – defense, the Examining Committee certifies Satisfactorily passed the Ph.D. Public Lecture Presentation – Defense that the Candidate: Did not satisfactorily pass the Ph.D. Public Lecture Presentation – Defense RECOMMENDATIONS: All Dissertation Committee Signatures GRADUATE EXAMINER: RETURN IMMEDIATELY TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONS The Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense is required of all doctoral candidates and centers upon the candidate's research and dissertation. 1. The candidate and the department prepare Part I of the Final Report form. It must be signed by all committee members, indicating approval of the content of the dissertation for a Public Lecture Presentation‐ Defense. 2. The candidate submits the form, together with a draft of the dissertation (unless already submitted or uploaded to the UMI website) and a copy of the Public Announcement of the defense, to the Graduate School. 3. Everything must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense. 4. The Graduate School reviews the dissertation draft for format approval; verifies the appropriateness of the Committee; prepares and attaches a Graduate Examiner’s Report Form; and returns both forms to the candidate’s department. 5. If plans for the Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense must be changed, the program’s Graduate Director shall notify the Graduate School, the candidate, and the members of the dissertation committee. 6. The Final Report form and the Graduate Examiner’s Report form, with all signatures and marks, are returned to the Graduate School IMMEDIATELY following the defense. CONDUCT OF THE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PUBLIC LECTURE PRESENTATION ‐ DEFENSE The Doctoral Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense has three phases: the public lecture presentation ‐ defense; a private meeting of the dissertation committee with the candidate; and the evaluation of the candidate's performance by the dissertation committee, in the absence of the audience and the candidate. The Public Lecture Presentation ‐ Defense In the public presentation and defense, the candidate is expected to share the results of his/her dissertation research with the audience and the dissertation committee. This lecture or presentation may vary in length depending on the circumstances or discipline. Its conduct shall be under the jurisdiction of the candidate’s dissertation advisor, serving as the Graduate Examiner. At the end of this public lecture or presentation, the dissertation committee members, as well as members of the audience, are encouraged to direct to the candidate questions pertaining to the presentation or research. The Dissertation Committee's Meeting with the Candidate At the conclusion of the public presentation and defense, the dissertation committee members meet privately with the candidate to pose further questions about the candidate's research or to address issues related to the dissertation manuscript. The Graduate Examiner presides at this meeting. The Evaluation of the Candidate's Performance Following completion of the public presentation and defense and the private meeting of the candidate with the committee, the dissertation committee members, in the absence of the candidate and audience, discuss the candidate's performance and decide whether or not he/she has passed the defense. If the candidate will need to make extensive corrections to the manuscript (ones requiring more than ten days), he/she should not be passed. The Graduate Examiner chairs the discussion and communicates the result to the candidate. Return the forms to 4012 Faculty/Administration Building IMMEDIATELY following the defense. GS 1/2008 ...
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