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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS5889

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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. subm 5xxx


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2622 2011-09-12
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Mental Health Law & Policy BC 582000050
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kathleen Moore 8139742295 kamoore@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 5889 BRIDGE Community Field Experience

    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 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Community Field Experience
     
    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 in the behavioral and social sciences. Additionally, experience conducting community-engaged research and/or working with community agencies as research partners.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1 Knowledge of principles and characteristics of community engaged research and scholarship 2 Knowledge of ethical issues associated with conducting community engaged research and scholarship 3 Knowledge of the services provided by selected local community agencies related to behavioral and social services 4 The relationship between research and practice by reviewing articles relevant to the services provided by community agencies and evidence based practices utilized by service providers 5 Ability to interact with community stakeholders to identify areas in which their services could be enhanced through research and evaluation 6 Skills necessary to communicate effectively with stakeholders in behavioral and social service settings

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1 Describe characteristics of community engaged research and articulate the advantages and disadvantages of conducting community engaged research 2 Describe a framework for research ethics in community settings 3 Describe the roles and processes involved with selected community agencies in research and practice 4 Articulate the relationship between research and practice by reviewing articles relevant to the services provided by community agencies and evidence based practices in the field 5 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders at community agencies 6 Articulate approaches available for engaging community partners in research

    C. Major Topics

    A recent survey of MHLP faculty identified active research partnerships with 71 health and mental health providers 18 state agencies and 31 county agencies These partnerships will provide ample opportunities for community research rotations Field experiences will be selected each semester that are related to the specific research interests of students Examples include ACTS Detox Facility tour of facility and discussion with Program Director Baker Act Receiving Facility tour of facility and discussion with Facility Director DACCO Inc Behavioral Health Agency tour of facility and discussion with DACCO Counselor and female clients in DACCO s residential treatment program Hillsborough County Adult Drug Court observation of drug court and discussion with Drug Court Judge Espinosa and drug court team Hillsborough County Medical Examiner s ME Office tour of office and discussion with Dr Julia Pearson Forensic Toxicologist Hillsborough County Sheriff s Office Operation 3D observation of DUI Checkpoint and discussion with Hillsborough County Sheriff s Officers Mental Health Care s MHC Acute Crisis Center tour of center and discussion with MHC staff Orient Road Jail tour of jail and discussion with Joel Pietsch Substance Abuse Program Manager Pinellas County Adult Drug Court observation of drug court and discussion with Drug Court Judge Farnell and drug court team Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program SIPP for youth with serious mental health issues tour of program and discussion with Program Director Tampa Bay Crisis Center tour of center and discussion with Leslie Kiehle Program Manager Temple Terrace Police Department discussion with Undercover Narcotics Detective Fowler who works undercover on issues such as illegal prescription drug providers pill mills and substance abusers

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    1 Ross L F Loup A Nelson R M Botkin J R Kost R Smith G R Gehlert S 2010 Human subjects protections in community engaged research A research ethics framework Journal of Empirical Research Human Research Ethics Doi 10 1525 jer 2010 5 1 5 2 Calleson D C Jordan C Seifer S D 2005 Community engaged scholarship Is faculty work in communities a true academic enterprise Academic Medicine 80 317 321 3 Jones L Wells K 2007 Strategies for academic and clinician engagement in community participatory partnered research Journal of the American Medical Association 297 407 410

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1 Class Attendance and Participation 20 points Students are expected to attend class and the field experiences to have read the assigned readings for each class and to actively participate in classroom discussion and community research rotations Students will complete six community research rotations 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 Students are responsible for material covered in class if they are absent and for completing and turning in 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 40 points For this course you will create and contribute regularly at least weekly to an online research notebook using the Blackboard journal function to 1 record your observations and reactions about each of the six community research rotations field experience 2 relate the field experience to the principles of community engaged research and 3 identify ethical issues related to conducting research with the populations served by the community agency More detailed information about the research notebook including the grading rubric will be distributed in the first class and will be available on Blackboard 3 Final Project 40 points Students will write a paper and make a 15 minute presentation accompanied by a research poster on one of the field community experiences describing the work of the agency the research needs and or evidence based practices used by the agency and providing indicators of the agency s involvement in research in relation to the principles of community engaged research The paper and presentation will also address ethical considerations in conducting research with the agency s populations

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1 Class attendance and participation 20 points 2 Personal research notebook 40 points 3 Final project 40 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 certifcate


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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