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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA7834

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Recd in GS 10/14; to GC for review 11/2/09; Approved by GC 11/16/09; to SCNS Liaison 11/29/09; SCNS approved 12/9/09; effective 1/2010; posted in Banner 12/11/09

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2167 2009-07-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Communication Sciences and Disorders BC 1219000 00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jennifer Lister 9749712

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 7834 Audiology Doctoral Project Seminar

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Audiology Doctoral Project Sem
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    SPA 6805 Research Procedures in CSD or equivalent



    Course Description

    A forum for discussion of progress and resolution of problems/questions related to the Audiology Doctoral Project (ADP). Restricted to AuD majors; repeatable for credit.

  3. Justification

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

    The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree is a professional doctoral degree. All students in the program are required to complete a small research or evidence-based project, called the Audiology Doctoral Project (ADP). The ADP is designed to provide the necess

    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 is part of a required sequence in the major. It will not service any other programs.

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

    Yes. Approximately 25 times.

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

    The instructor must have a Ph.D. in a hearing-related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. The student will demonstrate competence in the principles and practices of research, including experimental design, statistical methods, and application to clinical applications.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    This course is designed to provide a knowledge and skills acquisition (KASA) experience for students who are preparing to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

    C. Major Topics

    Experimental design, statistical methods, and application to clinical applications.

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Not applicable

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    (1) Attendance/Participation (Formative Assessment) 10%

    Four class meetings have been scheduled (see below). Attendance and active participation are expected at each meeting and will be evaluated as follows:

    A Student exhibits frequent AND knowledgeable contribution to class discussion.

    B Student exhibits moderate amount OR moderately informed contribution to class discussion.

    C Student exhibits some OR superficially informed contribution to class discussion.

    D Student exhibits little OR uninformed contribution to class discussion.

    F Student is absent (unexcused). *

    (2) Completion of Forms 10%.

    Students are required to complete forms (committee forms, completion forms, etc.) as appropriate each semester. All forms and ADP templates are available on the Blackboard CSD Organization. *

    (3) Monthly Updates on Progress (Formative Assessment) 10%

    At designated class meetings, the student will deliver a Power Point presentation of progress. Presentations will be used to determine completion of semester goals (see above) and should be formatted in the following manner:

    (a) Slide 1 Full ADP title with committee names and role on the project (chair, member)

    (b) Slide 2 Motivation and research question(s) being addressed

    (c) Slide 3 Semester goals (see #5, below)

    (d) Slide 4 Progress toward goals since last meeting

    (e) Slide 5 - Problems/Questions

    (f) Slide 6 Goals to be accomplished prior to next meeting. *

    (4) Semester Goals (Summative Assessment) 70%

    Prior to the first class meeting, you and your Committee Chair will establish goals. These goals will be submitted to Dr. Lister at the first class meeting (use ADP semester goals form available on the CSD Blackboard Organization). Submission and successful completion of the goals will count 70% of your grade.


    (5) ADP Defense (Summative Assessment) 70%

    Throughout the semester, ADP defenses will be scheduled as needed. It is expected that you will defend your ADP prior to leaving for 4th year externship. ADP defenses are expected to follow the form of a 30 minute professional presentation. If you elect to present your ADP at a committee-approved national or international meeting (e.g., AAA, ARO, AAS, ASA), you may be waived from the defense requirement. It is expected that you will actively participate in the ADP defenses of fellow students.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Each meeting consists of updates, announcements, discussion of any issues related to completion of projects, and scheduled presentations of final ADPs

    H. Attendance Policy

    Attendance and participation in class is required. At the discretion of the instructor, students may be excused from class in the event of medical or family emergencies. However, the student is expected to notify the instructor of his/her absence prior to the missed class or as soon as possible if prior notification is not possible, and must provide documentation of the emergency. Students will receive no credit for quizzes, exams, or presentations missed due to an unexcused absence. Any planned absences should be discussed with the instructor in advance. No make-up quizzes or assignments will be given. For late assignments, one letter grade will be deducted per 24 hour period that the assignment is late.


    Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Policy on Make up work found in Attendance Policy:

    The USF policy on Academic Integrity and Academic Dishonesty which can be found at:, pages 31-44, will be followed in this course. Any form of cheating or aiding others who cheat on examinations constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty and will result in an automatic grade of F for the course.

    Any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty. Disruption of the classroom or teaching environment is also unacceptable. The University of South Florida has very specific policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty or disruption of academic process. In the School of Aging Studies, we value academic honesty and good conduct in the classroom and as such, we strongly adhere to university guidelines with regard to departure from these conventions. Punishment for academic dishonesty may include a zero grade on the specific assignment, and can result in failing the class altogether.

    Procedures for Alleged Academic Dishonesty or Disruption:

    Student Academic Grievance Procedures --

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Audiology (AuD)

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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