External Examiner Recommends Major Revisions to the Dissertation In cases where the External Examiner recommends major revisions to the dissertation before proceeding to the Oral Defence, Candidates are normally granted exactly one opportunity for major revision and re-examination. External review of the revised dissertation normally involves both the original External Examiner and a new additional External Examiner who is not informed of the previous external exam.
The student and the committee will decide on a date for the oral that is convenient for everyone. This date must be far enough in advance to allow time to submit the appropriate Request for Oral Examination Form Master's or PhD to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies a minimum of 20 working days for Master's or a minimum of 30 working days for PhD before the examination.
If there are extenuating circumstances that may result in not being able to meet the requirement, prior written permission will be required from the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
The supervisor or a committee member must recommend an appropriate External Examiner to the Dean. They must also confirm the examiner's availability to attend the oral examination on the specified date and time.
Booking a suitable room for the examination is the responsibility of the academic unit. The form must include the name, address, telephone number and email address for the proposed External Examiner.
If your dissertation is larger than Mb or you have appendices or ancillary information for the examiners such as a performance video you will have to bring your dissertation and ancillary materials to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies appropriately formatted on a DVD.
Sign and submit the completed request for oral examination form together with an updated CV from the External Examiner for approval by the Dean as well as a copy of the Confirmation of Arm's Length Status Form.
Two Arm's Length Status Forms one form per supervisor must be submitted if you have two co-supervisors. Once the External Examiner has been selected, no further communication regarding the student or the dissertation should occur between the External Examiner and the supervisor, committee members, or student prior to the oral defense.
Graduate Studies will provide the External Examiner and examination chair with a copy of your dissertation. Supervisor s may obtain pre-approval of the External Examiner from the Dean of Graduate Studies by submitting the Confirmation of Arm's Length Status Form well in advance of the request for oral examination form.
Pre-approval is strongly recommended in every case where the supervisor s are unsure of the External Examiner's arm's length status. If your thesis is larger than Mb or you have appendices or ancillary information for the examiners such as a performance video you will have to bring your thesis and ancillary materials to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies appropriately formatted on a DVD.
Sign and submit the completed request for oral examination form to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate Studies will provide a copy of the thesis to the chair of the examination. It is the responsibility of the department to provide the External Examiner with a copy of the thesis as soon as possible once the date of the examination has been confirmed.
No further communication regarding the student or the thesis should occur between the External Examiner and the supervisor, committee members, or student prior to the oral defense. Expenses associated with oral examinations The Faculty of Graduate Studies does not cover any expenses incurred in relation to PhD and Master's oral examinations.
Normally the committee members and External Examiner are located on campus and no travel or postage expenses are necessary.
Examination announcement The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies will prepare the announcements for both Master's and PhD oral examinations utilizing the information provided on the Request for Oral Examination form and supporting documentation. Guidelines for External Examiners and Chairs.Role of the External Examiner.
The University has agreed that the role of the external examiner should be: To advise the University on whether the academic standards of all of its awards are consistent with the standards of similar awards elsewhere;. PhD thesis quality: The views of examiners is the content of the written examiner report universities use three external examiners for PhD External Examiner's Report - Graduate School - University of The External Examiner's report is submitted directly Minimum Funding Policy for PhD External review of the revised dissertation normally involves.
The External Examiner is an expert in the doctoral candidate's field of research. S/he reviews the thesis submission, participates both in the thesis oral examination and in the final deliberations.
At the end of your period of appointment as External Examiner, it would be helpful if your final report would draw attention in Section 10 to any significant developments or changes in .
Nomination of Examiners Examiners are nominated at least three months prior to a student handing in his/her Thesis/ Dissertation/Research Report for examination. One internal and one external examiner or two external examiners required for Master of Science (MSc).
Introduction. The role of the External Examiner includes, amongst other duties, consideration of examination papers and assessment questions and review and moderation of items of assessment, including examination scripts, course assignments, projects or dissertations.