Currently, there is much debate surrounding the nature and purpose of
the doctorate and the various types of "product" submitted for
assessment. The PALATINE Assessing Doctorates project is mapping
existing guidelines and practice in dance, drama and music. In order to
explore the unique challenges faced in our disciplines, we aim to
identify current patterns and trends in doctoral assessment practices.
We hope that our findings will facilitate debate within the dance, drama
and music communities about the extent to which current assessment
practices fit with the nature of doctoral work in our disciplines.
We would be grateful if you could respond to the two questions below,
or, if you prefer, forward this message to a relevant colleague in your
department or school.
The deadline for responses is 30 May 2008.
1. Does your department or school provide any subject-specific written
guidance to postgraduate research students to help them prepare for the
submission and assessment of their work? If you would be willing to
share this information with PALATINE, we would be very grateful if you
could attach the relevant documents with your reply and/or a URL if the
guidance is publicly available online. Alternatively, feel free to post
documents to me at the address below.
PALATINE will respect any restrictions placed on the material provided.
2. In your institution, what forms can a doctoral submission take other
than a written thesis?
Further information about the project:
Best wishes and many thanks
Dr David Pearson
The Round House
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Tel +44 (0)1524 593579
Fax +44 (0)1524 593071
PALATINE (Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Innovation Network) is
the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music