The dissertation defense: being well-defended in a good way by: elizabeth augustina reyes, phd the thought of the dissertation defense often elicits anxiety in addition to raising a slew of anxiety-provoking if this is not possible, review the feedback that committee members have already given you and how you. The oral defense provides an excellent opportunity for the student to share what has been learned and to receive valuable feedback from invested and knowledgeable reviewers faculty member responsibilities accepting this assignment means reading the work carefully and formulating thoughtful questions for the. Presentation of scientific results publicising the thesis more about the thesis the doctoral dinner takes place on the same day as the public defence conferrals take place four times a year more about doctoral dinner and conferral for the chair of the defence and the evaluation committee information for the chair of the. 8336: in thesis programs, the major professor will arrange with the student, the thesis committee, and the graduate school for the submission of the completed thesis that will be used in the defense and for the scheduling of the thesis defense (see section 1122) 834 responsibility of major professors for doctoral degree. Dissertation chair reserves a conference room or meeting room for the defense at some universities, dissertation defenses are held in the graduate college or graduate school attendees may or may not be invited to sit at the same table as committee members after the presentation, the student and the attendees are.
Thesis defense proposal proceedings for the defense and appointment of the assessment committee are initiated once the period of public review of the thesis is over the postgraduate office will contact the student to start this process by filling out, along with the tutor/advisor, the authorization of thesis defense and. On this page, you'll find essential information regarding setting up and scheduling the oral defence, and oral defence committee membership setting up the oral defence when the doctoral student initially submits the thesis to graduate and postdoctoral studies, an oral defence form is sent to the unit so that it can set up. Evaluation of the thesis and the public defence will be carried out by a faculty- appointed committee, containing at least 3 members recommended by the department/research groups the faculty's recommendation should describe how the proposed committee composition covers the relevant subject area this committee. A committee recommendation form must be submitted to the graduate college at least three (3) weeks prior to the dissertation defense the staff in the graduate college reviews the committee recommendation form and, if the recommended committee meets graduate college guidelines, approval is given by the dean.
The faculty (the dean, vice dean or council) gives the permission for the defence of dissertation and appoints the opponent and custos for the defence turku school of economics, the faculty of humanities, faculty of education, and faculty of social sciences also appoint an evaluation committee/evaluation group. This should take place between 30 and 90 days after submission of the doctoral dissertation the phd student is also heard during this meeting this committee evaluates the quality of the dissertation and decides whether you can be admitted to the public defense, possibly after making changes to your disseration.
The student, in consultation with his or her advisor, will decide when the dissertation is ready for defense students may defend in the fall, spring, or summer, for a january, may, or september degree, respectively please see below for the steps that must be taken during the semester in which the student plans to defend. Those present at the public defence of a doctoral candidate are the opponent, the candidate, the evaluation committee, the chairman of the public defence and the principal adviser of the candidate in addition, colleagues, experts in the field of the thesis, and friends and relatives of the candidate may attend. Reference text until 1st of september 2016 : french ministerial order of 7th of august 2006, relating to doctoral studies [pdf - 133 ko ] the doctoral student's proposal for the two referees is the first document to provide the doctoral school office of the student's institution of registration this document must include the exact.