6 Assessment

Thesis Assessment

If you have started working on your thesis before taking Wihi into use, follow the instructions provided by your tutor. Orherwise, complete tasks on this page.

The tasks for the final phase of your thesis

  • Publish your thesis by saving it to Theseus (see 7 Archiving and publication). Note: Wait for permission from the thesis tutor before publishing your thesis.
  • Upload the thesis permanent link to Wihi (see 7 Archiving and publication).
    Note: If you have started working on your thesis before taking Wihi into use, you will archive your thesis by using an electronic form found on your ELMO dashboard. You have to also publish your thesis in Theseus but you don’t need to copy the Theseus link to Wihi.

The tutor approves the phase in Wihi when all the related tasks have been completed.

Note: throughout the thesis process, use Wihi’s comments field, not e-mail, for communicating with the principal thesis tutor. The tutor will be notified by e-mail of the message you sent in Wihi.

A written thesis is evaluated on the scale of 0–5 based on JAMK’s common assessment criteria. The principal thesis tutor (1st examiner) and the 2nd examiner will issue a shared statement and a grade proposal for the thesis.

This statement is based on the thesis assessment criteria and the verbal assessment of the principal thesis tutor and the 2nd examiner. In the statement, they submit both the statement itself and the grade proposal to the thesis work group, which then confirms the final grade. Please note that the grade proposal may change through the deliberations of the thesis work group. Before your grade can be confirmed, you must archive and publish your work. Please see the ‘Archiving and publishing’ section for further instructions.

The thesis work group assesses and confirms the thesis grade, then the tutor approves the thesis assessment phase in Wihi. You can then see the assessment and download it in PDF format using the Download assessment (pdf) button (Figure 1).

Downloading an assessment from Wihi

Figure 1. Downloading an assessment from Wihi

Please note that you can see “thesis has been evaluated” as the status in Wihi before you see the assessment. You will only be able to see the assessment once the Thesis evaluation phase has been approved.

Appeal

If you are dissatisfied with the assessment of your thesis, you may lodge an appeal. An appeal concerning the grade awarded for the thesis must be submitted in writing and addressed to the Thesis Work Group. You can submit the appeal to the secretary of the thesis work group or to your unit’s programme coordinator.

If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the thesis work group, you can file a request for a revised decision with JAMK’s board of examiners. The request for a revised decision must be filed within 14 days of the date when you received the written decision of the thesis work group. The request for a revised decision and its appendices shall be addressed to JAMK’s board of examiners.

You can no longer file a request for a revised decision once you have submitted your degree certificate application or after you have received your degree certificate.

Documents

Degree Regulations (For Students pages)

Thesis assessment criteria at bachelor’s degree (2020) (PDF)

Thesis assessment criteria at master’s degree (2019) (PDF)

Links

Bachelor’s thesis work groups and meetings (ELMO intranet)

Master’s thesis work groups and meetings (ELMO intranet)

The Board of Examiners (For Students pages)

Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014) (Finlex)

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