Academic Policy Public Review: Master's Degree: Performance Standards and Progress

Policy Title
Master's Degree: Performance Standards and Progress
Summary of Proposed Changes
  • Policy language edited. Amended section III, at the request of the Equity Lens Policy Review Committee, to reflect that there is an official petition process for time extension request. Other revisions to the policy language are limited to edits for clarity.
  • Forms/instructions section reviewed. No revisions.
  • Procedures section edited. Included the Canceling or Recessing the Doctoral Preliminary and/or Master's or Doctoral Final Oral Examination procedure, previously omitted in error.
  • Appendices section edited. Included Canceling or Recessing the Doctoral Preliminary and/or Master's or Doctoral Final Oral Examination link
  • FAQ edited. Revisions limited to edits for clarity.
  • Definitions section reviewed. No revisions.
  • Responsibilities section edited. Included college responsibility, previously omitted in error but that reflects current practice, to archive committee assignments in the central record. Added program responsibilities, per request of the Equity Lens committee, to ensure student handbooks and materials related to annual student reviews be in accessible and documentable format. Revised student responsibilities for clarity and to include those previously omitted in error but that reflect current practice.
  • Related Information section reviewed. No revisions.

View and download proposed policy changes (PDF)

View and download proposed FAQ changes (PDF)

View and download changes to Appendix: Required Conditions and Best Practices for Remote Participation in Graduate Examinations (PDF) note: this appendix is shared other related policies currently under review

View and download changes to Procedure: Canceling or Recessing the Doctoral Preliminary and/or Master's or Doctoral Final Oral Examination (PDF) note: this procedure is shared other related policies currently under review

All other appendices and forms were reviewed but no revisions recommended.

Policy Contact Name
Karen Starry
Policy Contact Email
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