Attachments

Form RC/DProf

for official use

Date rec. ___/___/___

 

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND 

 

Recommendation of the Examiners on a candidate for the degree of

PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE

 

The examiners are required, where possible to complete a joint report on this form on the Doctoral Report and Portfolio, oral or alternative examination, the result of the examination as a whole and the recommendation to the University.

 

 

  1. The Candidate

 

Name: School:

Title of programme of work:

Director of Studies:

Date of examination:

 

2.The Examination Board

 

External Examiner (Academic):             …… ……………………………..  

 

External Examiner (Professional):          …………………………………..                           

 

Internal Examiner:           ……… …………………………………………..

 

Independent Chair:          …… ……………………………………………..

              

Name of Supervisor present:   .................................................................. 

 

 

3.Report of the Examiners on the Doctoral Report and Portfolio

 

The Examiners are requested to give a reasoned assessment of the candidate's performance with particular reference to the areas below.

 

YESNON/A

3.1Do the Doctoral report and Portfolio represent a significant contribution to              

knowledge of the subject by:

(i)The discovery of new facts, and/oroo             

 

ii)The exercise of independent critical powers?oo

 

3.2Do the Doctoral report and Portfolio provide evidence of originality?oo

 

3.3                 Are the Doctoral report and Portfolio satisfactory as regards

              literary presentation and succinctness?oo

 

3.4Is the abstract acceptable?oo

3.5Has the candidate satisfied the learning outcomes of the programme? oo

 

3.6In the case of a candidate whose programme consists of

collaborative work, does the Doctoral report and portfolio indicate clearly

the individual contribution and the extent of the collaboration?ooo

3.7Other comments on the Doctoral Report and Portfolio

(This section must be completed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Report of the Examiners on the oral examination

 

The Examiners are requested to report below on the oral examination of the candidate giving a reasoned assessment of the candidate's performance.

YESNON/A

 

4.1Are you satisfied that the work presented is the candidate's own?oo             

 

4.2Did the candidate show a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of:

 

(i)matters relating to the work?oo

 

(ii)background studies to the subject of the Doctoral report?oo

 

4.3In the case of a candidate whose programme consists of

collaborative work, did the oral examination demonstrate that

the candidate's own contribution was worthy of the award?ooo             

 

4.4                 Comments on the oral examination (this section must be completed)

 

NB:  IF THE EXAMINER(S) COMMENTS HAVE CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THOSE EXPRESSED ON THE PRELIMINARY COMMENTS FORM (EXAMCOMM) PLEASE MAKE REFERENCE TO THE CHANGES IN THIS SECTION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5.Recommendation

 

Note 1:  If the examiners recommendations are not in agreement, a separate form RCProfDoc should be completed by each individual examiner to evidence that a detailed assessment of the work has been carried out and to clarify the differences in the judgements made.

 

The Examiners are requested to tick one recommendation only:

 

5.1            PASS

o That the candidate be recommended for the degree of DProf.

 

5.2a           CONDITIONAL PASS (Corrections)

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of DProf subject to corrections being made to the Doctoral report and Portfolio to the satisfaction of the internal examiner (see regulation 10.4a).

5.2b           CONDITIONAL PASS (Amendments)

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of DProf subject to amendments (see regulation 10.4b) being made to the Doctoral report and Portfolio to the satisfaction of the:

 

Internal Examiner(s) and External Examiner(s)            

Internal Examiner(s) only

External Examiner(s) only   

 

Note 2:Details of corrections/ amendments to the Doctoral report and Portfolio should be written in Section 6.   It is expected that the candidate should normally complete corrections within 3 months of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval and amendments within 6 months.

 

 

5.3            REFERRAL FOR DPROF

That the candidate be permitted to re-submit for the degree of DProf and be re-examined as follows (*as specified by the Examiners)

(i)        *the Doctoral report and Portfolio must be revised and if deemed satisfactory by the Examiners,       ........................... the candidate will be exempt from further examination, oral or otherwise;

 

(ii)*the Doctoral report and Portfolio must be revised and the candidate must undergo a further oral     or alternative examination.

 

Note 3:Where the examiners recommend that the candidate should re-submit for the degree of DProf, a list of deficiencies of the Doctoral report and Portfolio should be detailed in Section 6.  The revised documents must be submitted for re-examination within one year of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval.

 

 

5.4a           OFFER AWARD OF MProf – CONDITIONAL PASS (Corrections)

oThat the candidate meets the criteria for the award of MProf but not those of DProf, therefore, the degree of MProf should be offered subject to corrections being made to the Report and Portfolio to the satisfaction of the internal examiner.

 

 

5.4b           OFFER AWARD OF MProf – CONDITIONAL PASS (Amendments)

oThat the candidate meets the criteria for the award of MProf but not those of DProf, therefore, the degree of MProf should be offered subject to amendments being made to the Report and Portfolio amended to the satisfaction of the:

 

Internal Examiner(s) and External Examiner(s)            

Internal Examiner(s) only

External Examiner(s) only

Note 4: Although an MProf can be offered to a candidate, the candidate has the right to decline this offer and choose referral for DProf.

Note 5: Details of corrections/amendments to the Report and Portfolio should be detailed in Section 6. It is expected that the candidate should normally complete the corrections within 3 months of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval and amendments within 6 months.


5.5           OFFER REFERRAL FOR MPROF

That the candidate be permitted to re-submit for the degree of MProf and be re-examined as follows (*as specified by the Examiners)

  (i)         * the Doctoral report and Portfolio must be revised and if deemed satisfactory by the Examiners,    ......................................the candidate will be exempt from further examination, oral or otherwise;

 

  (ii)        * the Doctoral report and Portfolio must be revised and the candidate must undergo a further oral or alternative examination;

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Note 6:Although an MProf can be offered to a candidate, the candidate has the right to decline this offer and choose referral for DProf.

 

Note 7:Where the examiners recommend that the candidate should re-submit for the degree of MProf, a list of deficiencies of the Doctoral report and Portfolio should be detailed in Section 6.  The revised documents must be submitted for re-examination within one year of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval.

 

Note 8:A clear statement giving reasons why an MProf rather than a DProf is recommended should be provided below or on a separate sheet attached to this form. 

 

 

REASONS FOR OFFERING MProf:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.GUIDANCE FROM THE EXAMINERS FOLLOWING THE EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DProf (please tick the appropriate section below)

 

 

The candidate is provided with this form as feedback from the examination, together with any written comments given to the candidate, by the examiners.

 

a) Details of any corrections/amendments to the Doctoral report and Portfolio should be detailed below, or

 

b) Where the Doctoral report and Portfolio was found to be unsatisfactory on the first examination, the Examiners are asked to provide guidance for candidates who will be required to undertake a re-examination, this should include guidance on the structure and content of the Doctoral report and Portfolio.

 

c) Where appropriate, the examiners are asked to indicate the nature of any other deficiencies in the candidate’s performance in the oral and/or other examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examiners:     Signed ....................................................………Date     ………………………… (Ext/Int)

    Signed ………………………………...Date     ………………………     (Ext/Int)

 

     Signed ……………………………….Date     …………………………(Ext/Int)

 

All examiners should sign this form.  The Independent Chair should forward the form to the Graduate Research Support office promptly after the examination.

 

Independent Chair

I confirm that the examination was conducted in accordance with the University Regulations for the Award of Professional Doctorate.

 

 

Signed  ……………………………   Date  …………………………