PhD Oral Exam: Chair Information
CONDUCT OF THE EXAMINATION: CHECKLIST FOR CHAIR
Prior to the start of the examination: seating, audio visual aids etc.
General introduction and welcome: senior academic event at U of M/ awarding of highest academic degree
Outline the procedures that will be followed:
- external (if not present, chair will put questions)
- internal examiner from outside department
- internal examiner advisor (not compulsory)
Invite candidate to present thesis
Conclusion of presentation:
Thank audience for support of candidate and attendance, ask everyone but examining committee to leave the room
Ask each examiner, in sequence, whether oral examination is "pass" or "fail".
Determine nature of revisions and procedures to ensure completed according to wishes of committee, ask if committee prepared to "sign off" both written and oral parts of examination.
Invite candidate back into room: review determination from #8.
Ensure candidate understands procedures for submission of thesis and use of accompanying forms.