Resolution submitted to the Manoa Faculty Senate
by the Committee on Academic Programs and Policies
Regarding the Granting of Posthumous Degrees
Whereas, the granting of the appropriate posthumous degree (when this degree has been very nearly completed by the deceased), as an expression of sympathy and compassion for the family, would seem to be commendable; and
Whereas, the granting of posthumous degrees under the guidelines specified in the attached policy statement and discussion paper would in no way undermine the academic standards of UHM; therefore,
Be it resolved, that the Manoa Faculty Senate endorses the awarding of posthumous degrees in appropriate circumstances in accordance with the procedures and criteria laid out in the attached policy statement and discussion paper.
passed at 11/19/03 Senate