After the Committee is satisfied that sufficient dialogue has occurred to make a decision, the student, along with any outside guests, is asked to leave while the Committee renders a decision. Once the student has completed the additional enrolment, the TR grade will remain on the original enrolment and a final grade assigned to the last enrolment. A VW grade is assigned if a student voluntarily withdraws, which may be done up to the half-way point of a course. Open the Sharepoint site here. Thesis unacceptable, outright fail.
This is a temporary grade and must be accompanied by an extension deadline date. Prior to the defence, the external examiner will submit to the Thesis Supervisor the External Examiner Report. A maximum grade achievable on completion of the requirements is a “D” for undergraduate and a “B-” for graduate courses. Thesis acceptable, oral defence acceptable. The supervisor and the student work together to ensure that the recommended changes are executed satisfactorily. Audited courses are limited to a maximum of one per degree program, unless approved by the Dean and Registrar. At least one of the members of the Thesis Supervisory Committee must hold a doctorate.
An EN indicates that the student is enrolled in the course and grades for the course have not yet been assigned. The thesis, under normal circumstances, should be resubmitted to the committee for approval within a six-month period.
Student records are confidential. After the Committee is satisfied that sufficient dialogue has occurred to make a decision, the student, along with any outside guests, is asked to leave while the Committee renders a decision.
INC is a temporary grade that is assigned when the required course work has not been completed by the course end date or to the satisfaction of the instructor. Grades must normally be submitted by the instructor to the ‘grade approver’ within ten business days and to the Registrar’s Office within 15 business days of the course end date.
Permission to audit a course is dependent upon the class size and other factors that the instructor and the Dean or designate establish. Each Supervisory Committee must be comprised of a minimum of two and a maximum of three committee members.
The thesis does not meet the minimum standards; no reasonable amount of research and rewriting will raise it to a level of acceptability.
Grades will only be released by the Registrar’s Thedis to a third party with the student’s written permission. Nominations for supervisors and committee members who are not full-time RRU faculty will be reviewed and approved by the respective Faculty Dean and the Associate Vice President of Research and Faculty Affairs. Individual program requirements cannot deviate from the academic regulations adopted by Academic Council.
All defences are open to the university community and the public at large.
Students may be permitted to audit a course upon approval from the Dean or designate. Email Twitter Facebook Linked In.
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Prior to the defence, the external examiner will submit to the Thesis Supervisor the External Examiner Report. The new deadline date must be forwarded by the School Director or faculty designate to the Registrar’s Office.
With Distinction A thesis that is judged to be outstanding in the top percent may be recommended to be awarded distinction. Student withdrew from module or course upon approval by program or school on medical or compassionate grounds.
Though it is the responsibility of the student and all members of the Supervisory Committee to avoid conflict of interest, the Office of the Vice Provost, Research and Interdisciplinary Studies is charged with ensuring that all members of the Supervisory Committee are aware of this responsibility.
Accessibility: Major Project Medical Extension
It is not appropriate to name an external examiner who has had a personal or collaborative professional relationship with the student or the supervisor within the last five years. At least one of the members of the Thesis Supervisory Committee must hold a doctorate. Authorized Withdrawal AW Student withdrew from module or course upon approval by program or school on medical or compassionate grounds. A CR indicates that credit has been granted for a course.
In the event that a student takes the same course more than once, prior to completion of their academic program, the higher grade will be used in the calculation of their program GPA. At that time, the Committee decides by majority vote on one of the five recommendations. Thesis acceptable, oral defence unacceptable. A public defence and review by an external academic examiner are also required.
Thesis requires major revisions, oral defence acceptable.
Theses and Projects
Voluntary Withdrawal VW A VW grade is assigned if a student voluntarily withdraws, which may be done up to the half-way point of a course. Major revisions entail a substantial rewriting of parts of the thesis and are expected to take more than three months to exxtension.
Grades must be approved by the head of an academic unit i. The Office of the Vice Provost, Research and Interdisciplinary Studies retains the authority to reject a recommended external examiner based upon a real or perceived conflict of interest which has not been anticipated in the existing criteria.
The thesis identifies a problem or issue, states the research question, identifies major assumptions, explains the significance for the undertaking, grounds the research in relevant literature, sets forth the methods of gathering information, analyzes the data and offers a conclusion or recommendations based on the data and theoretical framing. A VW grade is assigned if a student voluntarily withdraws, which may be done up to the half-way point of a course.