The Comprehensive Examination Committee is responsible for developing and administering the comprehensive examinations
- Students can take the examination a maximum of twice; if they fail the examination on the second attempt, students must withdraw from the program
- The Chair is responsible for charing the oral and written components of the comprehensive examination, and must report on the results to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
- The Supervisor (a member of the committee) must schedule the comprehensive examination, and inform the student, the committee, and the School of Graduate Studies of the Date, time, and place.
Membership of the Comprehensive Examination Committee
- The Comprehensive Examination Committee is unique to each student
- Consists of the student's Supervisory Committee, plus a Chair
- Chair is a faculty member of the U of L, from a discipline related to the student's research
- Chair is recommended by the Supervisory Committee, and is appointed by the Program Committee
Establishing the Comprehensive Examination Committee
- At least four weeks before the secheduled date of the comprehensive examiantion, the Supervisor recommends, in writing, the membership fo the Comprehensive Examination Committee to the Program Committee. The Program Committee appoints the Chair, based on the recommendation of the Supervisory Committee.