Oral/Written Comprehensive Examinations

Reference Number: S85-127
Senate Approval Date: Tuesday, January 01, 1985

ORAL/WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS POLICY

ACADEMIC SENATE POLICY S85-127

At its meeting of January 30, 1985, the Academic Senate approved the following change (in bold print) to be made on page 273 of the University Bulletin, in #4 of the Oral/Written Comprehensive Examinations Policy:

A candidate who fails a comprehensive examination normally will be provided an opportunity to take the examination at least one more time. The conditions for repeating an examination (e.g., number of times, elapse of time required) are stated in the departmental description of the graduate program.

Explanation

- By eliminating the word "normally" in the policy provision above, students in all graduate programs will be assured the privilege of repeating at least once, a comprehensive examination that has been failed. A graduate program area may choose to allow more repeats, but not less than the one time provided for in this revised university policy.

**APPROVED BY PRESIDENT WOO, JANUARY 31, 1985**