REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE INFORMATION
Please use this form to request the Digital Report of Examining Committee, which all committee members will use to sign electronically to indicate that the student has passed their defense. Once this request is submitted, the Graduate School will send the entire committee the REC 3-5 business days before the oral defense date. For more information about the process for requesting the REC, please visit: gradschool.umd.edu/electronicrecrequest
Please note that as of fall 2021, the old hardcopy of the REC will no longer be accepted. REC’s must be signed/approved and processed using Adobe Sign.
REMOTE DEFENSE REQUEST INFORMATION
A REC request is needed for all defenses regardless if the defense is fully remote, fully in person or hybrid. Current Graduate School policy allows for a committee member to request permission to participate in a thesis or dissertation defense remotely, and only in exceptional cases would remote participation be permitted for the student, a committee chair, and/or Dean’s Representative (for dissertation defenses). The committee chair (or designee) must request remote participation for any/all participants at least 10 business days before the oral thesis or dissertation defense date. To make this request, please go to go.umd.edu/remotedrequest
. For more information about remote defense requests, please go to gradschool.umd.edu/remotedefenserequest
. No remote participate is allowed without prior Graduate School approval.
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