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4/29/2017

Graduate Studies
Students General
Assembly
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM
Conrado Benitez Hall, PWU

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1. Requirements for Graduation
2. Reminders: Policies and Guidelines in the Graduate
Studies (eff. 2017 – 2018): WCE, Implementation of the
revised curricula
3. PWU Online Resources
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General Info

 Classes officially started on April 1, 2017. All GS
students are required to attend their classes as
per PWU policy.
 Students’ attendance will be monitored by your
professors throughout the trimester.

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Requirements for
Graduation
(eff. AY 2016 – 2017)

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To qualify for Graduation, the student must
have complied with the following
requirements:
I. Submit the hardbound copy (3):
1.1 One copy for the CHED
1.2 One copy for the PWU Library
1.3 The Original copy for the student
II. Submit (3) CDs.
– Deadline of Submission: June 23, 2017

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III. All other University requirements.
(Office of the Registrar: General Clearance)
Signed by:
• Finance Dept/Cashier
• Library
• Dean/Dept. Chairperson
• Director of Graduate Studies
• Alumni Office

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Schedule of Activities for Graduating
Students AY2016 - 2017
DATE & TIME ACTIVITIES VENUE

JUN 21 - 24 Graduation Picture Taking Seminar Room
8:00am - 5:00pm 2
JUN 2 General Assembly Conrado
9:00am - 12:00nn Benitez Hall
JUN 30 General Rehearsal Conrado
9:00am - 12:00nn Benitez Hall
JUN 30 Job Fair Helena Z
8:00am - 5:00PM Benitez Hall
JUL 7 Baccalaureate Ceremonies
JUL 8 Commencement Exercise PICC
6:00am - 12:00nn

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Reminders
Policies and Guidelines
in the Graduate Studies
(eff. AY 2017 – 2018)

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Proposed Written Comprehensive
Examinations (WCE) Master Programs

1. Submission of annotated bibliographies [15 each] in three (3)
areas of specialization or a total of 45. This is submitted in
advance. (50%)
2. A written comprehensive examination consisting of five (5)
integrative questions. (50%)
2.1 The examination will be based on an article in the students’
field of specialization.
2.2 The article will be given a day before the examination date.
2.3 The examination is for two (2) hours.

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Proposed Written Comprehensive
Examinations (WCE) Doctoral Programs

1. Submission of annotated bibliographies [30 each in three (3)
areas of specialization or a total of 90. This is submitted in
advance. (40%)
2. Submission of a course syllabus on any subject course in the
doctoral program. Also submitted in advance. (30%)
3. A written comprehensive examination consisting of five (5)
integrative questions in three areas. (30%)

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• The exams’ questions will be prepared by a WCE
Committee that can be formed by the Dean of the
respective school; and it must be turned over to the
Director of Graduate Studies at least 10 days before the
examination's date. Professors who taught the courses
will be given the priority in the selection of the WCE
Committee members.

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Schedule of the WCE
• The Written Comprehensive Examination (WCE) shall be given
twice a year. The PWU Graduate Studies shall schedule the WCE at
the end of the 1st (i.e. October) and the 3rd (i.e. May) trimesters of
every academic year.
• The WCE will be scheduled on weekends. The PWU Graduate
Studies shall administer the test from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• All GS students will have to take the exam on the specified dates
and time regardless of their degrees/programs and their fields of
specialization.

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Policies and Guidelines
(eff. AY 2016 - 2017)

1. Advisers may advise only (5) students at
any given time and only in their areas of
expertise.
2. Deans/program chairs may not be panel
chairs/members.
3. There will be only 2 defenses – proposal
and final.

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4. Defenses should not be scheduled when
any of the panel chair/members has
classes.
5. Light snacks may be provided by the
student. Catered/lavish meals are not
allowed.
6. Any exceptions to the above must have
prior approval by SVPAA.

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Before enrolling in Thesis/Dissertation
Writing, the student must have complied
with the following requirements:
• Must have submitted all the documentary &
academic requirements.
• Must have passed all the academic subjects (no
grade less than 2.0 in the master’s program and
1.75 in the doctoral program).
• Must have passed the written comprehensive
examinations.

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The Residency Program and
GS Thesis/Dissertation Writing

• Effective AY 2017 – 2018, Graduate Students enrolled in
the “GS Thesis Writing/Dissertation Writing” (6 units/12
units) are given (1) trimesters to complete and
successfully defend their theses/dissertations.
• Failure to do so will subject the student to a residency
program.
• Students who are under the residency program need to
enroll for residency every term.

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• If the student fails to defend his/her paper within the
trimester in which he/she has enrolled the
Thesis/Dissertation, he/she must re-enroll the
GSTHESIS/DISSERTATION WRITING (0 units), every
trimester, until the successful completion of the
thesis/Dissertation.

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Doctoral Students (graduates of non-thesis
track masteral programs)
(eff. AY 2017 – 2018)

• Doctoral students who are graduates of non-thesis track
masteral programs and currently enrolled in their thesis
writing (6 Units) under the bridging program are required to
submit a research paper (i.e. thesis) and pass the Final Oral
Defense only.
• Thus, there is no need for a pre-oral defense.
• Your enrollment is good for 1 trimester (eff. AY 2017- 2018).

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PWU Online Resources

 110 Online books (Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web.
27) purchased by the Library.
 (51 titles) purchased thru SMEC (South Manila
Educational Consortium).
 247 titles selected and purchased by other SMEC
member institutions which PWU could avail of the shared
access.

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I. HOW TO ACCESS GVL IN-CAMPUS

1. Type the PWU URL : www. pwu.edu.ph
2. Click : Student Support
3. Click : Main Library which will show on the right side
4. Scroll down until Online Resources shows
5. Click : Gale Virtual Reference Library. The GALE CENGAGE home page
will show
6. Type the password : resource, then click enter.
• Type: your topic in the Gale Virtual Reference Library search bar, then click
enter / or
• Click: your desired subject from among the list of broad subjects listed
• The article/s regarding your topic will show

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1. Type URL:
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2. Type the password : resource, then click enter.
• Type: your topic in the Gale Virtual Reference Library
search bar, then click enter.

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