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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RSD7911
Tracking Number - 5052

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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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-08-07
  2. Department: Physical Therapy
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 88250
  5. Contact Person: William S. Quillen
  6. Phone: 9749863
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: RSD
  9. Number: 7911
  10. Full Title: Mentored Research Apprenticeship
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: R - Supervised Research
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 1
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Research Apprenticeship
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Directed research in rehabilitation sciences. Course is repeatable up to 2 credit hours total.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: To provide those Ph.D. students with a directed and mentored research experience in order to complete their doctorate degree.
  30. 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.
  31. Major Topics: Major course topics vary depending on student's research focus and concentration.
  32. Textbooks: No textbook is required.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Students will submit a research oriented product upon the conclusion of the directed research
  36. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Not applicable
  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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