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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6941

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 - for new Child Bev Health Prog. Approved. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. approved eff 9/1/13


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3160 2013-04-04
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Child and Family Studies BC TPA, 583001, 10000, 000000, 0000000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sharon Hodges 8139746460 sphodges@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 6941 Applied Field Experience Seminar

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 3

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3-6 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Applied Field Experience Sem.
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The Applied Field Experience Seminar provides students with an opportunity to integrate, synthesize, and apply knowledge gained through MS coursework through a field experience relevant to each student’s area of specialization and interest.


  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?

    A specific focus on Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is in demand as evidenced by surveys with undergraduate and graduate students at USF conducted in fall of 2012. A review of existing courses does not show offerings similar to this course.

    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.)

    In addition to a doctorate, a substantial knowledge of Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Increase student access to knowledge about best practices and their implementation within complex systems and diverse communities.

    2. Enhance practice in behavioral health care through engaging students and faculty in collaboration with community agencies to strengthen and sustain health communities and improve the quality of life for children and families.

    3. Students will contribute to increased quality and diversity of the child and adolescent behavioral health workforce.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Apply appropriate child and adolescent behavioral health theory and knowledge to an identified agency or community issue.

    2. Demonstrate practical application of skills gained in the MS program to an identified agency or community issue.

    3. Demonstrate understanding of how the functions and operations of a public or private child-serving agency contribute to child and adolescent behavioral health.

    4. Complete an Applied Field Experience Project in a participating Field Experience site.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Strategies for a successful field experience

    2. Significance of your project and potential impact on the field.

    3. Incorporating literature and theoretical foundations into your field experience.

    4. Navigating setbacks, barriers, and modifications

    5. Applying your results.

    D. Textbooks

    Students and the instructor of record will identify readings from the literature and the specialized subfield of child and adolescent behavioral health.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Variable

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Student performance in this course is assessed on an S/U basis. Timely submission of all assignments as well as use of correct spelling and grammar and effective writing style in all written communication are required to earn an S in this course.

    The Applied Field Placement Seminar requires that students spend at least 100 hours per semester working at their field placement site. Failure to meet this requirement of the Applied Field Placement Seminar will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade. Semester 1 Assignments

    1. Class Attendance and Discussion – Your grade for attendance and class discussion depends on the quality of your participation in in-class activities and discussions. Students are expected to share their field placement experiences in class. Note: Failure to meet this requirement will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    2. Field Experience Log – Your field experience log will record time spent at your field experience agency as well as self-evaluation of and self-reflection on your field experience. The format for your field experience log will be discussed on the first day of class and will be posted on Canvas. Note: The Applied Field Placement Option requires that students spend at least 100 hours per semester working at their field placement site. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    3. Field Supervisor assessment of your work at the agency, submitted electronically to course instructor no later than Week 10 of the semester. A rubric for this assessment will be posted on Canvas. Note: Failure to receive a satisfactory assessment of your work by your Field Supervisor will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    4. Field Experience Project Proposal - must include:

    a. Description of issue or project that student will complete as part of field experience

    b. Statement of student objectives for the Field Experience Project

    c. Background and review of literature relevant to identified issue or project (must be tied to objectives and should include any relevant agency or community documents.

    d. Plan to meet stated objectives (should include methods and activities necessary to address identified issue or complete project)

    Details of this assignment will be discussed in class and posted on Canvas. Grading of your Field Experience Project Proposal is described in this syllabus under the heading, MHS 6941 Grading.

    Semester 2 Assignments

    1. Class Attendance and Discussion – Your grade for attendance and class discussion depends on the quality of your participation in in-class activities and discussions. Students are expected to share their field placement experiences in class. Note: Failure to meet this requirement will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    2. Field Experience Log – Your field experience log will record time spent at your field experience agency as well as self-evaluation of and self-reflection on your field experience. The format for your field experience log will be discussed on the first day of class and will be posted on Canvas. Note: The Applied Field Placement Option requires that students spend at least 100 hours per semester working at their field placement site. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    3. Field Supervisor assessment of your work at the agency, submitted electronically to course instructor no later than Week 10 of the semester. A rubric for this assessment will be posted on Canvas. Note: Failure to receive a satisfactory assessment of your work by your Field Supervisory will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    4. PPT Presentation – Students will give a 10-15 minute PPT presentation describing the purpose, findings, and recommendations resulting from their field experience project. Details of this assignment will be discussed in class and posted on Canvas. Note: Failure to present your field experience project in class will result in a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    5. Field Experience Project Final Paper – must include:

    a. The project proposal - should be revised to reflect any changes student objectives and plan to meet the objectives, including barriers and modifications that have occurred since the project was initially proposed. Background and literature should be updated as relevant.

    b. Project findings and results.

    c. Discussion of results and recommendations.

    d. Professional reflection on field experience project.

    e. Appendices:

    i. Relevant supporting documents such as instruments, permissions, contacts used in the conduct of the project.

    ii. PPT Presentation used in agency stakeholder presentation

    iii. Student CV or resume.

    Details of this assignment will be discussed in class and posted on Canvas. Grading of your Field Experience Project Final Paper is described in this syllabus under the heading, MHS 6941 Grading.

    Grading Plan:

    Student grades will be based on the quality of assignments and timeliness of their submission in fulfillment of the course requirements. Student performance in this course is assessed on an S/U basis. Generally acceptable graduate work will receive a grade in the S range. To receive a S grade, student work will need to:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core competencies of the MS program and the student’s area of concentration;

    • Include analyses that reflect a good understanding of the child and adolescent behavioral health theory and knowledge of the identified agency or community issue;

    • Provide solutions that follow logically from these analyses;

    • Demonstrate effective writing style;

    • Use correct spelling and grammar;

    • Be turned in on time.

    The course instructor will work in close collaboration with the Academic Advisor and Field Placement Supervisor in assessing student performance. Assignments earning 70% of possible points are considered acceptable work. Two criteria must be met to earn a grade of S in MHS 6941: 1) Students must earn at least 70 total points for the course; and 2) Students must earn an S grade in each of the assignment categories. A U in any single assignment category will result in a U for the entire course.

    Assignment categories are presented in this syllabus under Assessment Strategies and include: Class attendance and discussion, field experience log, assessment of work by field supervisor, field experience project proposal (Semester 1), PPT presentation to class (Semester 2), and field experience project final paper (Semester 2).

    Grades of U will be assigned to work that falls below the standards of acceptable work described above. If students submit work for which the analyses are not in depth or do not address the issues/questions required by the assignment, that does not meet standards of effective writing and correct spelling and grammar, or is not timely, they will be counseled by the course instructor and/or their Academic Advisor and corrective action will be determined. Receiving a U for any one of the four Semester 1 activities or the five Semester 2 activities will result in a U for the course. Students who receive a U grade may retake the course in a subsequent semester.

    Grading of Field Experience Project Proposals and Final Papers: A faculty committee that is comprised of the Academic Advisor and one additional faculty member will review and assess the Field Experience Project proposals (Semester 1) and Field Experience Project Final Papers (Semester 2). Field Experience Project Proposals and Final Papers will be submitted to the Academic Advisor no later than Week 10 of the semester. Project proposals and final papers will be given one of three assessments: accepted, revise and resubmit, or not accepted. Any required revisions must be submitted to the Academic Advisor no later than Week 13 of the semester. Project proposals and final papers must be given an assessment of “accepted” by the faculty committee to receive a grade of S for this assignment. Students whose proposals and final papers are not accepted will receive a U (unsatisfactory) or I (incomplete) grade.

    Student grades will be based on the following assignments:

    Semester 1 Assignments Points Due

    Class Attendance and Discussion – 5 @ 4 points each 20 Weeks 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13

    Field Experience Logs – 4 @ 5 points each 20 Weeks 4, 7, 10 and 13

    Field Supervisor Assessment – 1 @ 30 points 30 Week 10 (submitted by field supervisor to instructor)

    Field Experience Project Proposal – 1 @ 30 points 30 Week 10 (Revisions Week 13)

    Total

    Note: Students must earn an S (70% of points) in each assignment category in order to earn an S in the course. 100 points

    Semester 2 Assignments Points Due

    Class Attendance and Discussion – 5 @ 4 points each 20 Weeks 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13

    Field Experience Logs – 5 @ 4 points each 20 Weeks 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13

    Field Supervisor Assessment – 1 @ 25 points 25 Week 10 (submitted by field supervisor to instructor)

    Project PPT Presentation – 1 @ 10 points 10 Week 13

    Field Experience Project Final Paper – 1 @ 25 points 25 Week 10 (Revisions Week 13)

    Total

    Note: Students must earn an S (70% of points) in each assignment category in order to earn an S in the course. 100 points

    Grading Rubric Points of 100

    S = Satisfactory 70 up to 100

    U = Unsatisfactory < 70

    Two criteria must be met to earn a grade of S in MHS 6941:

    1. Students must earn at least 70 total points for the course

    2. Students must earn an S grade in each of the assignment categories.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Semester 1 Assignments

    1.Class Attendance and Discussion – Your grade for attendance and class discussion depends on the quality of your participation in in-class activities and discussions. Students are expected to share their field placement experiences in class.

    2.Field Experience Log – Your field experience log will record time spent at your field experience agency as well as self-evaluation of and self-reflection on your field experience. The format for your field experience log will be discussed on the first day of class and will be posted on Canvas.

    3.Field Supervisor assessment of your work at the agency, submitted electronically to course instructor no later than Week 10 of the semester.

    4.Field Experience Project Proposal - must include:

    a.Description of issue or project that student will complete as part of field experience

    b.Statement of student objectives for the Field Experience Project

    c.Background and review of literature relevant to identified issue or project (must be tied to objectives and should include any relevant agency or community documents.

    d.Plan to meet stated objectives (should include methods and activities necessary to address identified issue or complete project)

    Details of this assignment will be discussed in class and posted on Canvas.

    Semester 2 Assignments

    1.Class Attendance and Discussion – Your grade for attendance and class discussion depends on the quality of your participation in in-class activities and discussions. Students are expected to share their field placement experiences in class.

    2.Field Experience Log – Your field experience log will record time spent at your field experience agency as well as self-evaluation of and self-reflection on your field experience. The format for your field experience log will be discussed on the first day of class and will be posted on Canvas.

    3.Field Supervisor assessment of your work at the agency, submitted electronically to course instructor no later than Week 10 of the semester.

    4.PPT Presentation – Students will give a 10-15 minute PPT presentation describing the purpose, findings, and recommendations resulting from their field experience project. Details of this assignment will be discussed in class and posted on Canvas.

    5.Field Experience Project Final Paper – must include:

    a.The project proposal - should be revised to reflect any changes student objectives and plan to meet the objectives, including barriers and modifications that have occurred since the project was initially proposed. Background and literature should be updated as relevant.

    b.Project findings and results.

    c.Discussion of results and recommendations.

    d.Professional reflection on field experience project.

    e.Appendices:

    i.Relevant supporting documents such as instruments, permissions, contacts used in the conduct of the project.

    ii.PPT Presentation used in agency stakeholder presentation

    iii.Student CV or resume.

    Details of this assignment will be discussed in class and posted on Canvas.

    H. Attendance Policy

    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

    Students are expected to meet deadlines for course activities as set by the student and instructor. If unable to meet established deadlines, students should make arrangements with the instructor to complete course activities at a time determined by the instructor and student.

    Disruption of the academic process and violations of the policies regarding academic integrity will not be tolerated.

    http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/regulations/pdfs/regulation-usf6.0021.pdf

    Review USF policies on Academic Integrity of Students at:

    http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies_Sect7_full.php.

    Incomplete Policy: An Incomplete grade is exceptional and granted at the instructor’s discretion only when students are unable to complete course requirements due to verifiable illness or other circumstances beyond their control. An “I” grade may be considered when the majority of the students work for a course has been completed before the end of the semester and the work that has been completed is qualitatively satisfactory. The student must request consideration for an “I” grade as soon as possible but no later than the last day of finals week. The Instructor must file an “I” grade contract. An “I” grade not cleared within the next academic semester (including summer semester) will revert to the grade noted on the contract.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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