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2:022 Posthumous Degree

Austin Peay State
University
Posthumous Degree



POLICIES
Issued:  March 8, 2017

Responsible Official:  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Responsible Office:  Enrollment Management
 

 


Policy Statement


It is the policy of Austin Peay State University to offer a posthumous degree in an unfortunate event of a student’s death during an academic semester.


Purpose


The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for awarding a degree posthumously.


Procedures


              1. In the unfortunate event of a student's death during an academic term in which it may reasonably be assumed that he or she would have completed all degree requirements, a degree may be awarded posthumously to the student.
              2. The decision as to the likelihood that the student would have completed his or her work during the term shall be at the discretion of the president.
              3. Recommendations to the president for awarding a degree posthumously should be in accordance with the established University process for conferral of degrees.
              4. The special nature of the award should be reflected on all pertinent records.

Revision Dates


APSU Policy 2:022 – Issued: March 8, 2017


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Approved


President: signature on file