(A) Commencement, degrees and certificates.
Degrees in course and certificates will be conferred at commencement and at all other times as prescribed by the board of trustees of the university upon the recommendation of the university faculty or its elected representatives.
Recommendation of candidates for degrees in course will be made by the university faculty or its elected representatives transmitted to the board by the president. Degrees in course will be conferred by the board of trustees. No student will receive a degree in course until all of the requirements for the student's degree have been met.
(B) Honorary degrees.
Honorary degrees will be conferred by the board of trustees. An honorary degree will not be conferred upon a member of the board of trustees of the university, an officer, faculty member or other employee of the university, provided, however, that this limitation will not apply at the time of a person's retirement or thereafter.
Honorary degrees may be conferred at commencement or at special university events, such as convocations. No honorary degrees will be conferred in absentia.
The diplomas issued by the board of trustees of the university will be signed by the chairperson, the president of the university, and the dean of the college, as may be appropriate, and the seal of the university will be affixed to each diploma.
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3364
Rule Amplifies: 3364