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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RSD7911

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Required. Rehab Sci Ph.D. To Chair. Approved; To USF sys 11/18/14; to SCNS 12/1. Nmbr 7910 approved as 7911. Eff 2/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5052 2014-08-07
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physical Therapy MD 88250
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William S. Quillen 9749863

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RSD 7911 Mentored Research Apprenticeship

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 R - Supervised Research -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Research Apprenticeship
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Directed research in rehabilitation sciences. Course is repeatable up to 2 credit hours total.

  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?

    Most research based doctoral programs in rehabilitation sciences require a directed research course to move to candidacy and subsequent dissertation research.

    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.)

    USF faculty member with a research doctorate degree in a field relevant to the student's research agenda and who is also actively conducting research in the field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide those Ph.D. students with a directed and mentored research experience in order to complete their doctorate degree.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The learning outcome of this course is a completion of a research oriented product that is relevant to the proposed dissertation research. Students will be able to design and conduct research commensurate with the doctoral level of knowledge.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics vary depending on student's research focus and concentration.

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook is required.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Course readings, online resources, funding to conduct mentored research, and other purchases vary depending on student's research focus

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students will submit a research-oriented product upon the conclusion of the directed research. The student would also be expected to have regular meetings with the directing faculty member.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Students will submit a research oriented product upon the conclusion of the directed research

    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

    Not applicable

    J. Program This Course Supports

    PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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