Evaluation of projects is based on the following areas:
Pass with Distinction is granted only to those candidates whose performance is superior in most of the above areas and if the written draft presented at the presentation requires only minimal revision. Faculty advisors that want to award the Pass with Distinction grade must email a brief rationale to the Graduate Program Director.
Additional guidelines that might be helpful include, but are not limited to:
Pass is the usual decision. It is awarded to students whose thesis work is good in all of the areas above, or whose work is superior in a few, but not most of the areas of evaluation.
No Credit is given when the work does not merit a passing grade.
Adapted from http://honors.uoregon.edu/files/documents/CHCThesisCriteria.pdf