Chapter 3361:50-27 Degree and Certificates

3361:50-27-01 Degrees and certificates: general university policy.

(A) Degrees and certificates shall be granted by the board of trustees to, and conferred by the president on, candidates recommended by the respective college and school faculties. They shall be conferred at the end of each full term of the academic year or on special occasions, and may be conferred in absentia upon recommendation of the appropriate dean and with the approval of the president.

(B) All diplomas and certificates shall be signed by the chairperson of the board of trustees, the president of the university, the secretary of the board of trustees, and the dean of the college or school of the recipient, and the seal of the university shall be affixed thereto. The several colleges may themselves award, to degree recipients only, testimonials attesting to the completion of a specified set of courses within programs approved by the board of trustees.

(C) Honorary degrees and other honors and awards may be granted by the board of trustees on recommendation by the president of the university, assisted by a committee on university honors, said committee to be appointed by, and advisory to, the president.

(D) Certificates of completion may be awarded as verification of participation (attendance) in non-degree credit courses, workshops and programs by the academic unit offering such courses, workshops, or programs.

Replaces: 3361:50-27-01

Effective: 6/15/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978, 3/1/1979, 4/17/1980, 6/21/1980, 4/20/2000

3361:50-27-11 Degrees and certificates: faculty receiving degrees.

No graduate degree may be granted to any faculty member above the rank of instructor who teaches in the same department or division in which the degree is to be granted. The only exception to the above rule applies to those members of the faculty who were, as of September 1, 1963, candidates for advanced degrees.

Replaces: 3361:50-27-11

Effective: 2/15/2008
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978