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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDG6975

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-07-17
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 4/4/11; form corrected 6/1/11; GC approved 6/6/11; to USF system for concurrence 6/23/11; to SCNS 7/1/11. Approved eff 8/1/11

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2528 2011-04-04
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office ED 170100
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Harold R. Keller 46709

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EDG 6975 Project: Master's/Specialist

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    9-1 R - Supervised Research Z - Z/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Project: Master's/Specialist
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100





    Course Description

    Individual scholarly project planned and completed with the approval of the advisor and program committee.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    Currently students completing a formal thesis and those completing a project register for 6971, resulting in confusion with regard to college and graduate school requirements. Having a separate course number designation will eliminate the confusion and clearly differentiate theses from projects.

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


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

    Faculty member with active scholarly research program.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Student will independently propose, develop, conduct, and present (both orally and in written format) a project, approved by the advisor and program committee, that integrates knowledge gained within his/her program of study and critically applies it to relevant field or disciplinary setting.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Individualized scholarly projects related to professional fields, with student learning outcomes varying across departments/programs/concentrations, and approved by the advisor and program committee.

    C. Major Topics


    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Individualized with approval of advisor and program committee.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Comprehensive written and/or oral communication of project and results.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Comprehensive written and/or oral communication of project and results.

    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,

    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. Its 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

    NA. Project will be completed in a manner consistent with University Policy on Academic Integrity.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Multiple Master's and Specialist programs with a project requirement as an alternative to a thesis or comprehensive exam.

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Any Master's/Specialist program/concentration that requires successful completion of a master's/specialist project, or as an alternative to a thesis or comprehensive exam. Currently the programs include: Curriculum & Instruction (C&I), EdS (CUR); Adult Education (C&I), EdS (CUR,SAE); Educational Leadership, EdS (SAS); Elementary Education, MA (AEE), EdS (CUR,SEE); Exceptional Student Education, MA (AVE); Instructional Technology (C&I), EdS (CUR,SIT); Mathematics Education (C&I), EdS (CUR,SMA); Measurement & Evaluation (C&I), EdS (CUR,SME); School Psychology (C&I), EdS (CUR,SSP); Vocational Education (C&I), EdS (CUR,SVO).

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