Posthumous Completion and Conferral of Awards Policy
To provide for the posthumous conferral of awards while ensuring that the standards of the University are maintained with regard to an appropriate level of academic performance having been achieved.
Any person enrolled in a Monash award at or near to the time of their death.
The University Council will posthumously confer awards on the advice of the faculty in which the student was enrolled, and on the advice of the Research Graduate School Committee (RGSC) in the case of doctoral and MPhil degrees. The faculty or the RGSC must be satisfied that the conditions set out below are met and will deem the deceased student course complete.
Awards by Coursework
At the time of death, the student must have had not more than the equivalent of one semester of full-time study remaining to complete the award. However, at the discretion of the Dean, the faculty can recommend that a posthumous award by conferred for a student, who at the time of death, had greater than one semester of full-time study remaining to complete the award.
Awards by Research
At the time of death the student must have completed sufficient laboratory work, papers and publications, literature reviews, or other tangible evidence to indicate that had he/she lived, in the normal course of events the requirements for the degree would have been satisfied.
|Posthumous Completion and Conferral of Awards Procedures|
Responsibility for implementation
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education)
|Name: Academic Board|
Agenda item: 16.5
|Name: Education Committee|
Agenda item: 13.5
Legislation Mandating Compliance
All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.
|Chair, Education Policy Committee and PVC (Research & Research Training)|
|Office of Planning and Quality|
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