Role of Committee Members

The role of committee members is to:

  • Consult with the student and the program chair about the student's program of study.
  • Consult with the student and the program chair about the content of the comprehensive examination.
  • Evaluate the student concerning the comprehensive examination.
  • Offer advice and suggestions for revisions when consulted by the student and the dissertation chair about the dimensions of the study being planned in the student's proposal, and examine the student during the defense of the proposal.
  • Offer advice and suggestions to the student during the process of carrying out the dissertation study.
  • Offer advice and suggestions for revisions when consulted by the student and the dissertation chair about the writing of the dissertation.
  • Read the dissertation after it has been approved by the dissertation chair and notify the student as to its readiness for defense.
  • Examine the student during the oral defense of the dissertation and offer any necessary suggestions for revisions of the dissertation.