Thesis of a Cruel Angel
Hi everyone! I have been so busy lately because of my three thesis advisees are busy rushing their thesis projects and having it checked hoping that their thesis projects will not be on the re-defense table. I also am sitting as a member of the panel to the other thesis groups. Regarding my thesis groups, I have the best thesis teams in my care! I am confident on their works and am very proud of them. It was a very difficult and hard adventure but it was worth it! God bless guys and good luck as well in your future endeavors! KAMPAI!!!!
Regarding thesis, I met an instructor of STI Baguio last Friday and talked about how our schools conduct our thesis defense. For them, their panelists are coming from their main branch at STI Manila. What really shocked me is that their thesis defense can take as along at a whapping 12 hours (max) for one group only! (Whooahhh… slow down dude, how are you conducting your thesis defense that it takes the students and your panelists that long) For them, as mentioned by this instructor, they can question the code their students used. As in, they are going to delete segments of codes and ask one of the students to fix the program. Another is that the panel individually asks the students to re-create a certain module of their work. I do not know regarding the other details but is it not that thesis is a group work sort of thing? You cannot expect the group to know all the codes thrown for their project. I think it is absurd! SLU, UC, UB, and UP does not do this kind of defense. Hey, in the real world, programmers that work in a team does not need to know each of the others code. All they need to know is the concept and the theory that the other programmers on the team did for that programmer to know his next modules. I have been in the industry and it certainly works that way. My friends that are in the IT industry also said the same thing! He is taking pride in telling me that many of the students are failing thesis that many of their students took their thesis 4X and still taking it right now. It also does not mean that when the group passes, each member pass as well. Oh my God! If that’s the case, they should make their thesis project individually rather than a group effort. What are they trying to prove? That they are that good in par with a student? Aren’t they just be happy and contented that their students did something amazing? For me, it is still best if a member of the group did something and every member understands how their project works. Memorizing and understanding are very different. In the real world, an IT project does not only consist of programmers, there are other IT specialists that be involved for the success of the project. Well, that is my opinion on this matter. What do you think?