Education Policy Committee

Doctoral Defense Guidelines

The following motion was recommended to the dean on December 1, 1999 by the full EPC and formally approved by the dean on December 10, 1999.

"I move to accept the attached doctoral defense guidelines, with the understanding that dissertation committees shall have the freedom to depart from the guidelines under extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the committee. The guidelines shall be included in the Faculty Handbook and the Doctoral Handbook. The guidelines do not supersede current policies as stated in the Doctoral Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and the Boston College Catalogue."