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TEX-FORM-01
Thesis Examination Summary Report for Higher Degrees by
Research
JCU Graduate Research School (GRS)
This summative report should accompany your written formative report to the University. This report
is also used to report on an Exegesis/Creative work for Candidates who have undertaken Arts-based
and/or practice-
led research. Reasons for the recommendation should be able to: (1) be
understood by an independent committee, which will include academics from a range of
disciplines, and (2) stand scrutiny in an appeal process. Examiners are requested to set out in their
detailed report, reasons for the recommendations they make on this thesis to the University.
Candidate:
Examiner #
Masters by
Research
PhD
Professional
Doctorate
PhD by Prior
Publication
Section 1: Summative Evaluation of Thesis - Please nominate one grade only
Formative recommendation for revision prior
to conferral of the degree
Criteria for recommendation
Recommendation NA. The thesis be
passed with no requirement for correction or
amendments
The candidate has fulfilled the requirements of the
degree. The thesis/exegesis is ready for permanent
binding and placement in the University Library
without any changes or emendations.
Recommendation MA. The thesis be
passed after the candidate has made the
minor textual corrections I have
recommended to the satisfaction of the
Dean of College.
The candidate will have fulfilled the requirements
the degree when the minor textual amendments
and corrections specified (approx. 1 week of work)
are made to the satisfaction of the College Dean.
The thesis/exegesis will then be ready for
permanent binding and placement in the
University Library.
Recommendation SA (a). The thesis be
passed without further examination provided
that the candidate has rewritten specific
sections of the thesis I have identified to the
satisfaction of the Dean of College; this
rewriting will clarify but not change the
substantive conclusions of the thesis.
The candidate will have fulfilled the requirements
of the degree when the passages specified
(approx. maximum of 6 weeks of work, which may
include some data re-analysis) are rewritten to the
satisfaction of the College Dean. This rewriting will
not change the substantive conclusions of the
thesis/exegesis. The thesis/exegesis will then be
ready for permanent binding and placement in
the University Library.
Recommendation SA (b)
The thesis be
passed provided that the candidate has
rewritten specific sections of the thesis I have
identified, to my satisfaction: I request to see
the rewritten sections. This rewriting will not
change the substantive conclusions of the
thesis.
The candidate will have fulfilled the requirements
of the degree when the passages specified are
rewritten to my satisfaction (approx. maximum of 6
weeks of work which may include some data re-
analysis) This rewriting will not change the
substantive conclusions of the thesis/exegesis. The
thesis/exegesis will then be ready for permanent
binding and placement in the University Library.
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Recommendation RR. The thesis be
resubmitted for examination after re-writing
specified sections of the thesis as
recommended by the examiner/s.
You will be asked to re-examine the revised
thesis if it is resubmitted within 12 months.
The candidate should not be admitted to the
degree on the basis of this thesis/exegesis, which
contains flaws that have the potential to affect its
substantive conclusions. However, if the additional
work is done as specified (approx. maximum of 3
months of work), the thesis is likely to fulfil the
requirements of the degree.
Recommendation F. The thesis be failed.
The candidate should not be admitted to the
degree on the basis of this thesis/exegesis, which
does not meet the criteria of the degree as
specified by the University. These flaws are
irredeemable and make it inappropriate to award
the degree for this work.
Section 2: Quality of Work
The University monitors the quality of work submitted. Please indicate, with a number (1-6: from best
to worst) in the box against each of the following criteria, how you would rate that aspect of the
candidate’s work. The scale of scores is defined below.
A. The thesis/exegesis/creative work as a whole is a substantial and original
contribution to knowledge of the subject with which it deals.
B. The candidate shows familiarity with, and understanding of, the relevant
literature.
C. The techniques adopted are appropriate to the subject matter and are properly
applied.
D. The candidate demonstrates a capacity for independent, critical thinking.
E. The results are suitably set out, and accompanied by adequate exposition.
F. The quality of English and general presentation are of a standard for publication.
Scale of Scores:
1
Exceptional
Of the highest merit, at the forefront of research in
the field. Fewer than 5% of candidates worldwide
would be in this band.
2
Excellent
Strongly competitive at international levels. Fewer
than 20% of candidates would be in this band.
3
Very good
An interesting, sound and compelling
thesis/exegesis/creative work. Approximately
30%candidates would be in this band.
4
Good
A sound thesis/exegesis/creative work, but lacks a
compelling element in some respect.
Approximately 30% of candidates would be in this
band.
5
Fair
The thesis/exegesis/creative work has potential, but
requires major revisions. Approximately 20% of
candidates would be in this band.
6
Flawed
The thesis/exegesis/creative work does not meet
the required standard for this criterion.
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Please complete this table only if the assessment includes assessing Creative Work
Summative Evaluation of Creative Work: (Please tick the appropriate standard for each Criterion)
Criteria
Outstanding
Standard
High Standard
Student should
consider the
following in future
work.
Average
Standard
To be re-
examined to the
satisfaction of the
College Dean
within 12 months
Poor Standard
The candidate
should not be
admitted to the
degree on the
basis of this
Creative Work
Cultural
significance
Embodied
meaning
Craft
Insight
Form
Conceptual basis
and ability to
strength of
relationship to the
claims made in
the exegesis
Contribution to
the field
Instilling /
presentation /
catalogue
if appropriate
other
if appropriate
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Please complete only if Thesis meets the Criteria for recommendation of Cum Laude.
The thesis will only be awarded Cum Laude by the Research Education Sub-Committee (or
nominee) after: (1) independent recommendation by two external examiners; (2) consideration of
all the examiners’ Formative and Summative Reports including the tables on the Quality of Work
and Generic Attributes of the Candidate in the Summative Report and the Written Justification for
Cum Laude; (3) the Candidate’s Publication Record from the Thesis; (4) Interview of the Chair of
the Candidature Committee and The Primary Advisor by the Dean, Graduate Research.
CUM LAUDE University Medal for Excellence for Doctorates Only.
Please tick this box and provide written justification below if you consider that on the basis of both
the originality of the research and the quality of presentation that the thesis should be passed
“Cum Laude” (approximately top 5% of theses from all Universities see criteria below) and the
candidate awarded the degree.
Justification for Cum Laude nomination:
Criteria to be used for recommendation of Cum Laude by an examiner:
1. This thesis is excellent in that it shows flair and originality beyond what would usually be
expected for a Doctoral Research thesis.
2. This thesis displays excellent capacity for independent research.
3. This thesis presents an outstanding contribution to scholarship and a significant
contribution to knowledge.
4. The aims and conclusions are succinctly stated within the context of a range of
appropriately synthesised relevant literature.5. The literature reviewed has been
critiqued and synthesised with a high level of critical acumen.
5. The discussion of the findings demonstrates a capacity for assessing their significance
and shows awareness of the limitations, implications and applications of the research,
including a keen sense of the policy directions and/or theoretical implications of the
research for practice in the discipline where appropriate.
6. The research has resulted in at least one publication accepted in a high impact journal
or produced output of equivalent distinction.
7. The thesis will only be awarded Cum Laude by the Research Education Sub-Committee
(or nominee) after: (1) independent recommendation by two external examiners; (2)
consideration of all the examiners’ Formative and Summative Reports including the
tables on the Quality of Work and Generic Attributes of the Candidate in the
Summative Report and the Written Justification for Cum Laude; (3) the Candidate’s
Publication Record from the Thesis; (4) Interview of the Chair of the Candidature
Committee and The Primary Advisor by the Dean, Graduate Research.
Name of Examiner:
Signature of Examiner:
Date:
I wish to remain anonymous
I agree to having my name
revealed to the candidate
I agree to my report being
used (anonymously) for Quality
Assurance purposes.
Yes
No
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