Request for Remote Participation in Graduate Committees
A single committee member can participate in a Master’s Exam, a Doctoral Degree Audit and Request for General Examination, or a Doctoral Final Exam remotely through VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) programs such as Skype upon receiving permission from the Graduate School. The program chosen must permit real-time, two-way exchange of visual information (e.g., presentation slides) and dialogue among the committee members and the student. Remote participation is for rare circumstances in which physical presence would be unfeasible. The individual participating remotely cannot be the Dean’s Representative. Also, this individual cannot be the Committee Chair or student, except under extraordinary circumstances approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.
The responsibility for arranging, testing, and assuring an operative connection and time-zone arrangements rests upon the student and the committee chair. The Request for Remote Participation form must be completed and submitted to the Graduate School along with the request for examination at least three weeks prior to the date of the examination and by the current semester deadline for graduation, if applicable.