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Higher Doctorates Rules 2005

Authoritative Version
200500013 Rules/Other as made
These Rules contain information about the higher doctorate degrees awarded by the University.
Administered by: DEST
General Comments: These Rules were originally made under section 7 of the Programs and Awards Statute 2004 and are continued in force under section 4 of the Programs and Awards Statute 2006 (see section 9 of the Programs and Awards Statute 2006 for transitional provision).
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 6
Registered 04 Feb 2005
Date of repeal 14 Dec 2006
Repealed by Higher Doctorates Rules 2006

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

HIGHER DOCTORATES RULES 2005

 

The Council of the Australian National University makes these Rules under section 7 of the Programs and Awards Statute 2004.

 

Dated: 10 December 2004.

 

 

 

 

Peter Baume AO

Chancellor

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Citation and commencement

1.(1) These Rules may be cited as the Higher Doctorates Rules 2005.

(2) These Rules commence on 31 December 2004, immediately after the commencement of the Rules (Repeal) Rules 2004.

Interpretation

2.(1) These Rules are to be read together with the Graduate Awards Rules, and expressions in these Rules (other than the expression degree) have the meanings attributed to them in those Rules.

 (2) In these Rules, candidate means a person admitted as a candidate under rule 3.

 (3) In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference to published works, work or works includes, in addition to a reference to books, articles and other printed material, a reference to published or recorded compositions, recorded interpretations of music, video recordings, films, other works of visual art and works of art in electronic or other media, each of which is readily available for public criticism.

Candidates

3.(1) Subject to subrules (2) and (5), a person who:

              (a)   holds a degree of the University; or

              (b)   holds a degree of another university, which degree and university are approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education); or

              (c)   is in the opinion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) otherwise qualified to be a candidate by reason of the person’s eminence in learning or creative achievements;

and:

              (d)   has been a full-time member of the academic staff of the University for at least 3 consecutive years; or

              (e)   otherwise has or has had a connection with the University which in the opinion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) is equivalent to the connection specified in paragraph (d);

may be admitted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Music or Doctor of Science.

(2) In determining whether to admit a person as a candidate, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) must, for each application, appoint a Panel comprising:

              (a)   the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) or his or her nominee as Chair; and

              (b)   3 members of staff of the University who have at least good knowledge of the field of the applicant’s work;

to consider whether to admit the applicant as a candidate.

 (3) For the purposes of making a determination under subrule (2), the Panel must assess whether the applicant’s published work appears, prima facie, to be worthy of examination under rule 5.

 (4) In making a determination under subrule (2), the Panel:

              (a)   must not seek referees’ reports in relation to the applicant; and

              (b)   must make its own assessment based on the person’s application.

(5) If, prima facie, an applicant’s published work appears to be worthy of examination under rule 5, the Panel must recommend to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) that the applicant be admitted as a candidate and that appropriate examiners be appointed.

 (6) If, prima facie, the applicant’s published work does not appear to be worthy of examination under rule 5, the Panel may refuse the application.

 (7) An applicant who is not admitted as a candidate, or whose application is unsuccessful, may not, except in exceptional circumstances, reapply for 5 years after making his or her application.

Submission of works

4.(1) A candidate must submit to the Director, Student and Academic Services so many copies of published works of which the candidate is author or joint author, and which are to be examined for the award of a degree, as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) determines.

 (2) A candidate must not submit work in respect of which a degree has been granted in any university.

 (3) In the case of works of which the candidate is a joint author, the candidate must submit a written statement and such supporting material as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) requires, indicating the portion of the work of which the candidate is the author.

Examination

5.(1) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) must appoint not fewer than 3 examiners, of whom at least 2 must not be members of the staff of the University, to examine the submitted works, and the Director, Student and Academic Services must transmit the works to them.

 (2) Each examiner must submit to the Director, Student and Academic Services, in confidence for delivery to the Panel, an independent report in writing on the submitted works, in which the examiner must recommend that the candidate be admitted or be not admitted to the degree.

 (3) If, after considering the examiners’ reports, the Panel is of the opinion that the submitted works:

              (a)   represent outstanding creative achievement or an outstanding contribution to the field of knowledge in which those works fall; and

              (b)   exhibit a level of originality and creativity that stamp the candidate as a major authority in that field;

it must recommend to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) that the candidate be admitted to the degree referred to in subrule 3.(1) which, in the opinion of the Panel, is appropriate.

 (4) If, after considering the Panel’s recommendation, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) accepts the recommendation, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) must approve that the candidate be admitted to the degree referred to in the recommendation.

Deposit of works

6.(1) When a candidate is granted a degree under these Rules, the Director, Student and Academic Services must retain and deliver to the University Library the best copy of the works or other publication submitted for the award.

(2)       The Director, Student and Academic Services must retain one copy of the works or other publication submitted by a candidate who is not granted the award.

(3)       The provisions of rule 2.65 of the Graduate Awards Rules apply in relation to the deposit of a thesis comprising published works with such modifications as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) determines appropriate in the circumstances of the case.