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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS5722

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-01-20
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: To GC 11/3/11 for Bridge Cert; GC approved 11/14/11, to USF Syst 11/28/11, to SCNS 12/6/11. Appd effective 1/1/12


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2621 2011-09-12
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Mental Health Law & Policy BC 582000050
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kathleen Moore and Eva Kimonis 8139742295 kamoore@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 5722 BRIDGE Pro Seminar II

    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
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Pro Seminar II
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Bachelor s Degree

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Provide students with the skills for successfully transitioning to a graduate program in behavioral and social sciences It will also provide knowledge that can be applied to the mentored research project being conducted as part of the BRIDGE certificate


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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?

    Although open to any graduate student this course is specifically intended for students enrolled in the Department of Mental Health Law Policy s BRIDGE Behavioral Research Immersion to Develop Graduate Excellence Graduate Certificate which is designed to prepare post baccalaureate students for successful admission to and completion of graduate research programs in the behavioral and social sciences This course is a required course in the two semester BRIDGE certificate

    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.)

    Formal training and experience in conducting research and publishing manuscripts in the behavioral and social sciences.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1 an understanding of graduate school financial resources e g financial aid scholarships research and teaching assistantships 2 knowledge in the art of effective professional communication with potential research mentors through a variety of formats e g letters e mails interviews 3 understanding of advanced processes involved in writing for publication e g interpreting results APA style 4 knowledge in grant writing reviewing grant applications preparing peer reviews and preparing concept papers 5 skills for disseminating research findings in the form of written poster and oral presentations and 6 appreciation of the research opportunities available in the field of social and behavioral sciences

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1 demonstrate knowledge of the different financial opportunities available for graduate school specifically teaching and research assistantships scholarships and other sources of financial aid 2 communicate effectively with faculty and other professionals in various formats including writing letters e mails interviews communicating as a research team member 3 demonstrate proficiency in academic writing using APA 6th advanced style 4 apply knowledge learned in class to critique research published in the field of social and behavioral sciences 5 design and prepare a poster and oral presentation and prepare a concept paper related to a study that flows logically from the mentored research experience 6 demonstrate knowledge of a variety of research opportunities in the field of social and behavioral sciences

    C. Major Topics

    Graduate School financial support e g scholarships financial aid grants Professional communication e g letters e mail phone interviews being a research team member etc APA style advanced e g reporting results and interpretation Grant writing and the strategic grant process from internal funding to federal funding Writing for research and publication Publication skills Selecting journals peer review process conference abstracts Presentation skills Poster presentation Presentation skills Oral presentation College teaching Teaching assistantships and active learning in the classroom

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    1 Branson R D 2004 Anatomy of a research paper Respiratory Care 49 10 1222 1228 2 Certin S Hackman D J 2005 An approach to the writing of a scientific manuscript Journal of Surgical Research 128 165 167 3 Kuldell N 2004 Scientific writing Peer review and scientific journals Vision learning SCI 2 http www visionlearning com library module viewer php mid 123 4 Nicol A A M Pexman P M 2010 Displaying Your Findings A Practical Guide for Creating Figures Posters and Presentations Sixth Edition Washington D C American Psychological Association 5 Reif Lehrer L 2005 Grant Application Writer s Handbook Fourth Edition Sudbury MA Jones Bartlett Publishers Inc Part I Getting Started pp 1 26 and Part III Parts of a Grant Application pp 51 118

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1 Class Attendance and Participation 20 points Students are expected to attend class to have read the assigned readings for each class and to actively participate in classroom discussions including the group discussions and exercises Student presentation assignments will be included in the attendance and participation grade If you will need to miss a class e g religious observance or sickness you are expected to contact the instructor preferably through e mail before the class session In the email students should describe how and when they will submit the work expected of them for the class period they will miss Students are responsible for material covered in class if they are absent and for completing and turning in individual and team assignments Absence from more than three classes will result in lowering the course grade by 5 points for each absence i e 4th absence will result in reducing grade by 5 points 5th absence will result in reducing grade by 10 points and so on Religious Preference Absence Policy 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 generalcounsel usf edu policies and procedures pdfs policy 10 045 pdf Students are expected to notify their instructor at the beginning of each academic term if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination Students absent for religious reasons as noticed to the instructor at the beginning of each academic term will be given reasonable opportunities to make up any work missed 2 Personal Research Notebook 15 points For this course you will create and contribute regularly at least weekly to an online research journal sometimes called research notebook via Blackboard that 1 records your thoughts about various concepts discussed and learned in class readings and assignments 2 documents your progress towards achieving the course objectives and 3 provides a platform for submitting course assignments and documenting progress on course activities and assignments More detailed information about the research journal including the grading rubric will be distributed in the first class and will be available on Blackboard Entries in the Personal Research Notebook should be stated in grammatically correct complete sentences and should be written in such a manner that your instructors can clearly understand the work you have completed for your weekly assignments 3 Manuscript Critique 15 points You will be provided with a manuscript submitted to a journal for peer reviewed publication and you will work with a team to prepare a mock critique Students will discuss team critiques within a classroom discussion Critiques should be approximately 2 3 pages long 500 800 words Guidelines will be provided in class 4 Grant Critique 15 points You will be provided with a grant proposal and you will work with a team to prepare a mock critique which will be discussed in class Critiques should be approximately 2 3 pages long 500 800 words Guidelines will be provided in class 5 Class Presentation 15 points You will do a 10 minute presentation on a research area of interest of your choosing The purpose of this presentation will be to help you gain presentation skills both in powerpoint and in oral presentation The faculty instructors will be videotaping practice presentation sessions during the second to last week of class This will be done outside of class and detailed guidelines will be provided in class This assignment will be due on the last day of final exams 6 Written Research Statement 20 points You will prepare a 2 3 page concept paper based on your research presentation see 5 The concept paper may be used in conjunction with your mentored research experience or a topic that you intend to pursue in your graduate studies Detailed guidelines will be provided in class This assignment will be due on the last day of final exams

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1 Class Attendance and Participation 20 points 2 Personal research notebook 15 points 3 Manuscript critique 15 points 4 Grant critique 15 points 5 Class presentation 15 points 6 Written research statement 20 points

    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

    If you will need to miss a class e g religious observance or sickness you are expected to contact the instructor preferably through e mail before the class session In the email students should describe how and when they will submit the work expected of them for the class period they will miss Students are responsible for material covered in class if they are absent and for completing and turning in individual and team assignments Absence from more than three classes will result in lowering the course grade by 5 points for each absence i e 4th absence will result in reducing grade by 5 points 5th absence will result in reducing grade by 10 points and so on

    J. Program This Course Supports

    BRIDGE Certificate


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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