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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDF7947
Tracking Number - 2485

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-02-13
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): N/A
Comments: GC 4/4/11 pending form; done 6/2/11; faculty qual ques; Lrng Out incorrect. Emailed 6/28/11. Also need cat. Emailed 10/12/11. Faculty edited 11/28/11. back to GC 12/5/11. Appd. GC 1/23/12; USF 1/24/12; SCNS 2/1/12. Appd. 7947 (7482) Eff 3/15/12.

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-03-01
  2. Department: Psychological and Social Foundations
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 172500
  5. Contact Person: Tony Tan
  6. Phone: 43246
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EDF
  9. Number: 7947
  10. Full Title: Research Practicum
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: I - Internships (Including Practicum)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Research Practicum
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites: Doctoral student in the College of Education or permission.
  24. Course Description: Provides research experience for students who plan to pursue teaching and research. Registration is restricted to doctoral students in College of Education or by permission. This doctoral course fulfils Educational Psychology concentration requirement.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. 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 an integral part of the new Educational Psychology Concentration under Curriculum and Instruction. It provides doctoral students with critically needed hands-on opportunity to participate in ongoing faculty-directed research projects. The course will help to meet the goal of engaging doctoral students in the proposed concentration in educational psychology in cutting-edge collaborative research. The concentration itself fulfills a need not provided by other universities in Florida and demand at the local, state, and national level wil lbe able to support the doctoral program and the course.

    This course may also service the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructors should be faculty members of the educational psychology program in the psychological and social foundations department.
  29. Objectives: The Educational Psychology Research Practicum (EPRP)utilizes a mentorship model to engage students toward conducting independent research. It provides graduate students in Educational Psychology with the hands-on opportunity to participate in ongoing, faculty-directed research projects. Students can expect to develop and sharpen practical research skills; learn the latest in emerging research and practices; identify a program of research, engage in independent research. Each student is required to complete one credit hour of research experience each semester for the first four semesters. Students may participate in the research experience during the Fall or Spring. In order to maximize their learning experience, the students are required to meet with their major professors to discuss their research interests so that they can be matched with the appropriate faculty mentor. The research practicum, as part of the doctoral program, is intended to prepare student for post-docs or other positions in academic settings upon graduation.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Develop and create a research portfolio; develop and update research goals, applying current research practices; identify a program of research, engage in independent research.
  31. Major Topics: The topic of the practicum will be determined collectively between the mentor faculty and the student. Depending on the training and academic background of the student, the mentor faculty member will identify research experience that is most appropriate for the student. However, by the time of graduation, each student is required to have completed all the required research experience.
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: The readings will be aligned with the focus of the student research practicum at a given semester.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Attendance/Active participation: Minimum monthly meeting with mentor faculty.

    Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

    Students are expected to:

    1. Complete IRB training and maintain active IRB status.

    2. Participate in one or more research groups.

    3. Attend/observe a dissertation proposal meeting.

    4. Attend/observe a dissertation final defense.

    5. Participate in research design of a faculty member’s research project.

    6. Assist a faculty colleague collect, enter, or analyze data.

    7. Assist a peer colleague collect data.

    8. Attend at least one of the following professional conferences: AERA, SRCD, SRA, APS, CDS, ISSBD, or APA.

    9. (Co)-author conference presentation/s.

    10. (Co)-author manuscript/s submitted for publication.

    11. Synthesize journal articles and disseminate to peers through one of the following: class session, research group meeting.

    12. Assist in the review of manuscript/s for publication as a student reviewer.

    13. Increase exposure to grant writing through any of the following formats:

    • Attend presentation pertinent to grant writing or funding agencies, then synthesize presentation and disseminate to peers

    • Participate in grant writing with a faculty member

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: The schedule and topic of the practicum will be determined collectively between the mentor faculty and the student. Depending on the training and academic background of the student, the mentor faculty member will identify research experience that is most appropriate for the student. However, by the time of graduation, each student is required to have completed all the required research experience.
  36. 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,

    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: (

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Students who earn a “U” will need to retake the class during another semester. Four successful completions of this one-credit course are required for all doctoral students in the Educational Psychology concentration.

    Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally know to the public at large must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work. Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of a "U" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "U" shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of U or FF (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Educational Psychology under the Curriculum & Instruction Program at USF
  39. Course Concurrence Information: This course will not serve other programs.

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