Phd thesis defence committee
The term thesis is also used to reHints for PhD defenses Hints for PhD DefensesAt Columbia, PhD defenses are generally not public, although CSusually allows a student audience. Defenses consist of four parts:first, the candidate introduces themselves, then presents a summary oftheir work, interrupted and followed by questions from the committee.Finally, the committee meets in private to discuss the presentation anddissertation.While most of the committee will have read most of your thesis, youcannot assume that everyone has read every chapter.The committee needs to be able to assess impact and depth.
Phd thesis defence committee committee has some idea of this before the defense, but whatever thestudent can say to make this assessment easier, perhaps just throughemphasis, is likely to make the defense go much more smoothly.Generally, the whole defense will not take more than two hours, butshould take considerably less time. This committee consists of at least three persons, one of whom must be a tenured full member of the UIC graduate faculty. The staff in the Graduate College reviews the Phd thesis defence committee Recommendation form and, if the recommended committee meets Graduate College guidelines, approval is given by the Dean.