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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ADE7930

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-03-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1906 2004-10-13
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Adult, Career and Higher Education ED 17310000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William H. Young 8139741861

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ADE 7930 Seminar in Adult Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Semnr Adult Ed
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    ADE 6385 and ADE 6080 or Permission from Instructor


    Course Description

    This is an intensive induction into doctoral studies in adult education stressing scholarly inquiry, professionalism, collegiality, and the doctoral degree process.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This is the introductory course for the doctorate in adult education. The students who have taken it think it is a very important course and gets the students off in the right direction.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has been the beginning course in our doctoral programs offered under a selected topics course for some time.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, many times over the past several years.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor should have an earned doctorate in adult education or a closely related field of study and should be published in the field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to: 1) identify key milestones, requirements, and events in the doctoral process at the USF; 2) describe the basics of scholarly inquiry; 3) formulate plans for a smooth transition into and successful completion of doctoral study; 4) fulfill several of the adult education doctoral residency requirements; 5) demonstrate the application of competencies necessary for high levels of scholarship, professionalism, communication, and collegiality; and 6) assess short and long-term options of individuals who have doctorates.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will: 1) conceptualize, develop and write-up and defend a small research study; 2) submit a written critique of one research-based journal article; 3) submit a written critique of one completed dissertation; 4) attend one proposal defense; 5) attend one dissertation defense; and 6) select a research project to be conducted during the course on a class, group or individual basis

    C. Major Topics

    Toic areas include: 1) Key Milestones in the doctoral process; 2) program requirements for the doctorate; 3) Program events; 4) the basics of scholarly inquiry; 5) transitioning into doctoral study; 5) fulfilling the residency requirement; 6) demonstrating a high lefvel of scholarship; and 7) the necessity for collegiality in doctoral education.

    D. Textbooks

    Publication manual on the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) 2001

    On-line resource: USF Handbook for theses and dissertations. Tampa, Fl, Graduate School, USF

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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