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Comps Policy Issues
1. Providing Guidance on policies and procedures
: Comps Wiki with resources for faculty and students
2. Word limits
: Should the 10,000-word limit for the Department Piece include references, tables, and appendices?
: Departmental comps artifacts should not exceed 10,000 words including notes and references. If a student has a good reason to exceed that limit, we ask the student to send a brief note of explanation for why the paper is longer than 10,000 words. For example, writing for some journals may require longer manuscripts.
3. Published papers
: Can students submit papers that have been professionally copy edited?
: Professionally copy edited is acceptable.
: Should we allow faculty co-authorship for the department piece?
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, students should not co-author with faculty.
hile we understand that students may want to generate manuscripts based on project- or grant-related work, for the purposes of the departmental piece the comps artifact should be authored by the student. Committee pieces may be co-authored if the co-authorship is approved by the Guidance Committee.
: Removing the option of co-authorship with faculty attends to the power issues that potentially emerge in the evaluation of the artifacts. It does not attend to the question of whether the students can prepare a high quality artifact without a co-author. For this reason we are currently discussing co-authorship with students or other non faculty.
: Should we change the outcome options from Pass/Revise/Fail to some other language?
The Comps Committee would prefer to use the language of journal submissions:
This language is also consistent with the academic world in terms of journal submissions.
6. Option 1 questions
: Is it okay to include questions about research methodology?
: Option 1 should include one methodology question on one of the exam days with the following points considered:
Methodology questions may help include international students' expertise.
Aligns with research task force push toward literacy in multiple research approaches.
Methodology questions can be designed to allow a range of epistemological commitments.
We would not want students to answer methodology questions on both exam days, so we would one question on one day.
Students get three questions each day from which they choose one to answer.
Note: the comps committee will make available sample methodological questions.
7. Option 2: Not enough high quality artifacts in Option 2
The DEC believe that this is primarily a cultural issue rather than an issue of quantity. We recommend that the number of artifacts remain at 3 (2 committee & 1 departmental) rather than reduce the number of artifacts to 2. However we also recognize that we need to further think about the culture of doing comps option 2.
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