|Approved on March 6, 2008||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
|Debra M. Benton|
Executive Vice President and Provost
|Roderick J. McDavis|
Date of Approval
|March 6, 2008|
See also Policy and Procedure 12.001, "Posthumous Awarding of Degrees," for undergraduate degrees.
In deciding whether an individual has met the program's requirements for the posthumous degree, the student's faculty advisor should be consulted. The award of a posthumous Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree must be approved by the student's doctoral program or dissertation committee.
The dean sends a memo to the Office of the Registrar asking that the degree be awarded posthumously as of the appropriate graduation date. This memo must indicate that the request came from or was approved by the family. A copy of the request should also be sent to the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College.
The Office of the Registrar will waive the graduation application or re-application fee.
The Office of the Registrar will mail the diploma to the family member or, if desired, give it to the dean or other appropriate University official for presentation in a private gathering as a special gesture to the family. Upon the request of the academic dean, the Office of the Registrar will make a special effort to produce the diploma early.
|Dick Piccard revised this file (https://www.ohio.edu/policy/12-001.html) on March 18, 2016.|