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Special Graduation Season Defense in the “air”: the first batch of online defense of master degree thesis of our college was successfully completed

In the special graduation season, the defense was held in the “air”.

During the period of epidemic prevention and control, according to the overall requirements of our university and taking into full consideration the actual situation and needs of teachers and students, all the dissertation defenses for graduate students in the first half of the year was conducted online.On May 29, our institute has held the first online master degree theses of master of defense, 100 postgraduates from majors of journalism and communication participated in the defense of master. Experts and scholars from Nanjing University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Xi 'an Jiaotong University, Shandong University, Southwest Jiaotong University and other colleges and universities were invited to be a member of the Defense Committee.

Online defense is different from the past,through repeated discussion and practices, on the basis of the question-and-answer session, according to the principle of “simplifying process,strictly adhering to standards”, the institute made a perfect defense plan, including the defense committee group, defense secretary group, defense leader group which forms a complete WeChat system. We use the network to keep information unobstructed, and inform chairman of the defense committee, defense secretary, and group leaders of the defense work process and main points. We use the Questionnaire Star to  hold an electronic vote and show the results in real time. In addition to this, we optimize the related processes.

 

In order to ensure the quality of the online defense and make the online defense traceable, the defense secretary videotapes the entire defense process and keeps screenshots of the voting results and other key images together with the defense records.

Before that, the staff conducted several rounds of rehearsal of the defense process, continuously debugging equipment and recording problems, making preparations for the smooth development of the subsequent online defense.

The defense will be held in 16 venues on May 29, of which 7 venues will open at 9:00 a.m. and the remaining venues will officially open at 1:30 p.m.

The defense committee at each meeting consisted of five experts, two of whom were outside experts.The defense process is divided into three parts: student statement, expert question, question response and voting results.Under the orderly organization of the defense chairman, the defense students communicated with the defense committee members through online sharing of the Tencent Meeting. At the scene of the defense, the experts strictly reviewed the dissertation, and the students carefully prepared their answers and calmly responded.The atmosphere of communication between teachers and students is harmonious, and the process is standardized and in good order.

 

As the last defense chairman announced the results of the defense, more than six hours of online defense was successfully completed.After the meeting, the defense committee members, the defense secretaries and the defense students took an online photo together to record the unforgettable moment.The graduates of the class of 2020 expressed their gratitude to the defense teachers, the tutors and the school, and thanked for their careful cultivation during the postgraduate study.

The members of the defense committee, especially the external experts, spoke highly of the postgraduate training in our college, believing that the defense fully reflected the students' rigorous learning attitude and high paper quality, and was a relatively successful thesis defense.

It is reported that graduate students of the class of 2020, majoring in drama, film and television, radio and television ,will have an online defense on June 3, and we wish them a smooth pass, which will bring their graduate career to a full end.

Manuscript/Wang Xu

Photo/Lu Ling

Review/News Communication Committee