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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HSC7268

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-07-20
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; reviewed 6/6/11. pending revisions to obj. emailed 6/29/11; corrected 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11; SCNS approved eff 8/1/11. Note Prefix changed from PHC to HSC


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2448 2011-01-12
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Community and Family Health PH
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Rita DeBate 46683 rdebate@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HSC 7268 Professional Foundations III: Joining the Academy

    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
    2 D - Discussion (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Professional Foundations III
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Prepares the public health doctoral candidate with tools for career building.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    All PhD students once they have entered candidacy

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

    No

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

    PhD or DrPh


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    By the end of the course, students will:

    1. Explore next steps in career development

    2. Describe the process of the academic job search

    3. Construct a CV

    4. Construct a cover letter

    5. Examine aspects of academic interviews

    6. Examine job offer negotiations

    7. Discuss aspects of research, teaching, and service in academia

    8. Construct a research agenda statement

    9. Discuss tenure in academia

    10. Explore mechanisms for balancing professional and personal life

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, students will:

    1. Explore next steps in career development

    2. Describe the process of the academic job search

    3. Construct a CV

    4. Construct a cover letter

    5. Examine aspects of academic interviews

    6. Examine job offer negotiations

    7. Discuss aspects of research, teaching, and service in academia

    8. Construct a research agenda statement

    9. Discuss tenure in academia

    10. Explore mechanisms for balancing professional and personal life

    C. Major Topics

    PART 1: Your Career

    1Post-Doc, Non-Academic, Academic: Exploring what is best for your career trajectory;Developing a research agenda

    2 The Job Search: Post-Doc, Non-Academic, Academic

    o When, where, and how to search

    o Preparing your materials: CV, Teaching Philosophy, Research Agenda statement, presentation

    o Interviewing: What to do (and how to act) before, during and after

    o Presentation Tips

    o Negotiating the offer: Salary, GAs, Teaching, etc TBD TBD Creating an effective CV

    Creating an effective cover letter

    3Tenure and Promotion Process

    o Start now!

    o FIND A MENTOR!!

    o Research, Teaching, and Service

    o Institutional culture TBD TBD

    4 Special Challenges for Junior faculty : Being prepared and learning to manage TBD TBD CV review and feedback

    CLASS SESSION LECTURE TOPICS FACILITATOR

    ***PLEASE NOTE FACILITATORS ARE EXAMPLES, WE CAN CHANGE READINGS FOR TODAY SKILL ACTIVITY

    PART 2: You as a Scholar

    5Research

    o Plan your research agenda: Mentors, grants, and establishing a supportive research team

     Publications

    o Publish or Perish?

    o Writing teams

    o Refereed journals and impact factors

    o Data based or not?

    6 Service to the University

     Service to the Community

     Service to the Profession

    7 Professional organizations: Finding your professional home

     Networking, Networking, Networking…did I mention networking? Cover letter review and feedback

    8Balancing Personal and Professional life

     Being a life-long learner

    D. Textbooks

    1. Buller JL. (2009) The Essential College Professor: A Practical guide to an academic career. USF e-book

    2. Gray P and Drew DE. (2008) What they didn’t teach you in graduate school: 1999 helpful hints for success in your academic career. VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-57922-264-2.

    3. Readings in Blackboard as assigned by instructor.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1. Class participation= 80 pts (58%)

    2. Research Agenda statement: 20 pts (14%)

    3. Curriculum Vitae: 20 pts (14%)

    4. Cover letter: 20 pts (14%)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Research Agenda statement: 20 pts (14%)

    Curriculum Vitae: 20 pts (14%)

    Cover letter: 20 pts (14%)

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Plagiarism will not be tolerated and is grounds for failure. Review USF Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process Policy at:

    Undergraduate:

    http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1011/2010-2011DRAFT.pdf#page=61

    Graduate:

    http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/USF_Grad_Catalog_2010_2011.pdf#page=42

    The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service (SafeAssign), which allows instructors and students to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I (the instructor) reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted as electronic files and 2) submit students’ assignments to SafeAssign, or 3) request students to submit their assignments to SafeAssign through myUSF. Assignments are compared automatically with a database of journal articles, web articles, the internet and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a student’s paper was plagiarized.

    NOTE: An institution may not release a paper to a plagiarism detection software without the student’s prior consent unless all personally identifiable information has been removed, such as a student’s name, social security number, student number, etc.. Note that a paper/essay is considered an educational record and an institution may not ask a student to waive their rights under FERPA for the purpose of submitting papers to a plagiarism detection software.

    For more information about Plagiarism and SafeAssign, visit:

    Plagiarism tutorial: http://www.cte.usf.edu/plagiarism/plag.html

    SafeAssignl: http://media.c21te.usf.edu/pdf/student/bbstud_subsafeassgn.pdf

    J. Program This Course Supports

    PhD Public Health; Department of Community & Family Health


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    PhD Anthropology



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