Degree Requirements and Procedures
The purpose of earning degrees in the CLAW University is not to earn college diplomas and titles but to learn. We try to train our students to become useful and educated CLAW cats. Therefore, the following procedures and rules are in place:
- The Honorable degree must be "in paw", earned and presented, before any other degree may be presented.
- While we do not require that a student earn only one degree a term, we do feel that earning all the rest of the degrees at once does not leave the student time to understand the class material.
- Therefore, we are limiting degrees earned to two masters or equivalent degrees at a time.
- A doctoral degree must be the only degree earned in a college in the term presented.
- It is unseemly to take all the classes all at once. However, a student may take the classes whenever they wish. The degrees can only be earned as discussed above.
- In the interest of discouraging copying, answers must be in the students own mews.
- If a student is dissatisfied with a grade they may apply to repeat the class. Applications should be sent to Sunny, who will forward them on to the appropriate dean or department chair.
- It is not the CLAW way to complain to a number of cats over anything, including grades. Sunny is the "gateway" for any information concerning grades. If a student feels the exam was misgraded, they may apply to take it over by writing Sunny.
- Each term two honor students will be selected. These students should be those who have the best attitude and try hardest. Deans should submit their nominees to Genghis a week before graduation.
- No grader, teacher or dean should ever try to handle complaints of any matter from students. Complaints must be immediately sent to Genghis and/or Sunny. Complaints usually reflect upon the complainer rather than upon the grader, teacher or dean, so no cat should feel personally attacked by them. However, if there is a real problem (extremely rare) Genghis and Sunny will handle it.
- In the interest of maintaining the educational atmosphere of the University, no awards may be presented at graduations. The Deans may present awards to their assistants or teachers at the Awards ceremony if they so desire.
- Possible grades range from F to A+. No grades given should be "gifts" . The grades given should be the grades earned.
- Doctoral degrees should be awarded only to students who do original work that benefits CLAW, and that also display mastery of the subject matter. Examples of doctoral projects include classes written for the University and books written for the Library.
Wednesday, 30-Apr-2003 10:25:02 EDT