When you turn in your proposal, you should submit the names of your proposed Thesis Advisory Committee. This committee should consist of your thesis advisor and a minimum of three additional faculty knowledgeable in your field of study and whose expertise may be beneficial to you in performing the research you have proposed. The committee must be approved by the Graduate Program Steering Committee. Once the committee is approved, you should contact each of the individuals to confirm that they are willing to serve and arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for your first thesis meeting.
Academic Ethics Requirement Responsible Conduct of Research Requirement This requirement can be met by completing either of the following two courses: Department Comprehensive Examination A two-day comprehensive examination is administered to all degree-seeking students in May of their first academic year.
By the time of the exam, students should have completed 64 credit units one full year of residence ; Epidemiology Topics covered on the examination include general epidemiologic methods and knowledge, history of epidemiology, and contemporary issues and leaders in public health.
The first day of the exam Part A tests student knowledge of general epidemiology concepts and methods. The second day of the exam Part B is track-specific, and tests knowledge of concepts presented in the required courses for each track.
Students must pass both parts of the written comprehensive exam. Masters students must pass both sections of the exam in order to qualify for the Masters Tuition Scholarship in their second year. Doctoral students who do not pass the examination should consult with their advisor and may appeal to the Admissions and Credentials Committee.
A repeat examination may be allowed, but is not guaranteed. Failure to pass one or both sections of the exam by a doctoral student may result in dismissal from the doctoral program or from the Department.
However, this examination is not intended to be a defense of a specific research proposal. The Committee for DrPH students should consist of four members: All Professorial and Scientist Track faculty may serve on the Committee.
Students are not required to meet with members of the Committee prior to the exam and should not expect that committee members will discuss what questions will be asked.
Committee members may request the longer page proposal that is developed in conjunction with the Thesis Advisory Committee The examination should be completed in one and a half hours, but may be concluded earlier or later as determined by the Committee At the start of the exam, students will present a brief talk of no more than 10 minutes that concisely summarizes the aims, hypothesis, methods, limitations and significance of their proposed dissertation research Department Oral Examination This form is due to Ebony Moore at least 14 days prior to the start of the exam.
Scheduling The Academic Coordinator, Ebony Moore, will schedule the room and send a memo to examiners prior to the exam date. Students who fail will be required to re-take the oral examination within six months.
Two failures of the Departmental Oral Exam will result in dismissal from the program. Students should present a prepared PowerPoint presentation approximately minutes in length, followed by approximately minutes of discussion.
The thesis advisor must attend and Thesis Advisory Committee members are strongly encouraged to attend. Doctoral Research Proposals are advertised to the Department at large, and students and their advisors should personally invite other faculty and colleagues to attend.
The best way to prepare for this seminar is to attend proposal seminars conducted by peers in the Department. The fifth ember is not necessarily a faculty member of the University, and will be approved to serve on the Committee by the program director, based on a submitted curriculum vita.
The Committee member fulfilling this practice experience must be explicitly designated on examination forms. Alternates must hold appointments of assistant professor or higher.
Of the two alternates, one must hold an appointment with the Department of Epidemiology and one must hold an appointment in a department other than Epidemiology This Committee should not be confused with the Thesis Advisory Committee Distribution of Dissertation to Thesis Readers Committee members are encouraged and expected to communicate to the student specific recommendations for changes in the thesis prior to the Final Oral Examination.
The student is, therefore, expected to distribute the thesis to the committee at least four weeks before the date of the oral defense.
The student is responsible for scheduling the room for the Final Oral Examination. Conduct of the Examination If one of the officially appointed members of the committee fails to appear on the date fixed for the defense, the previously approved alternate must be prepared to discharge the responsibility of the absent individual.
A final oral examination may not be held with fewer than four officially approved faculty members present in the room. The advisor must be among the members present; an alternate may not serve for the advisor.
Only approved members of the committee of thesis readers will be permitted to participate in the examination. Examination Outcome The outcome of the exam is determined by closed ballot as Acceptable, Conditionally Acceptable, or Unacceptable.
If one or more members require substantive changes to the thesis Conditionally Acceptablethe specific nature of these changes and the time expected for the student to complete them will be provided to the student in writing.
The appropriately revised thesis must be submitted to each of the members for final approval. Re-examination would be in order unless there is a unanimous recommendation to the contrary.
Re-examination is normally conducted by the same committee, but a new committee may be selected by the Chair of the Committee on Academic Standards if petitioned by the student. The fifth member is not necessarily a faculty member of the University, and will be approved to serve on the Committee by the program director, based on a submitted curriculum vita.
Either one scientist track or one adjunct faculty member may serve on the Exam Committee, but not both Alternates must hold appointments of assistant professor or higher.
This form requires signatures from Fran Burman, the advisor, and the Department Chair. The student is responsible for obtaining the required signatures in that order.
Should the student receive a conditional pass, the Committee remains standing until the conditions have been met.
Consequence of failure is decided by the Committee:Page 2 of 2 Thesis Advisory Committee Form (continued) oee o dute tudie o ndo Page 2 of 2 FACULTY ROLES ON THESIS ADVISORY COMMITTEES Graduate faculty scholars and members of the Graduate Faculty may be eligible to assume the following roles as part of their service on.
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The role of the thesis The role of the thesis committee is to provide continuity in the evaluation of the progress and development of the student.
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