Graduate School Manual – Policies, Procedures, and Guidance for Graduate Studies

Policies, Procedures, and Guidance for Graduate Studies

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Section 2. Graduate Study

Scholarly work for a post-baccalaureate or advanced degree involves notably more responsibility and independence on the part of the student than does scholarly work for the bachelor’s degree. The major goals of graduate study are not simply the acquisition of more general education and detailed information about particular fields or areas of study. Rather, the primary objectives of graduate study are the development of sound scholarship and a degree of specialization in an area of study that will lead to advancement of knowledge and prepare the student for intellectual leadership. In their graduate work, all students are expected to adhere to the accepted standards of scholarly integrity in all presentations, examinations, research, and writing of papers, theses, and dissertations. (See 11.15 and A.13) Where any form of research, development, or related activity involves human subjects, including the use of questionnaires, the policy and procedures of the Institutional Review Board must be followed (see Appendix D). Where research or teaching involves live animals, the policy and procedures of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee must be followed (see Appendix E). Each student is responsible for the timely completion of all degree requirements.

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