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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7930
Tracking Number - 5174

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Nursing. Required. To GC. Restate 4B as outcomes. GC apprd 8/28/15. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Nmbr 7920 approved as 7930. Approved effective 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-01-14
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 7930
  10. Full Title: Scientific Inquiry Forum
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 6
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Scientific Inquiry Forum
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This bi-weekly seminar provides students with an opportunity to develop ideas and collaborative relationships to develop their own work innovatively that leads to advances in nursing science.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? Elective, offered at least twice per year
  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.) PhD in nursing or comparable discipline
  29. Objectives: 1. Introduce students to team science and innovation.

    2. Support students in the development of innovative research that contributes to nursing science.

    3. Provide continuing students with the opportunity to mentor beginning students.

  30. Learning Outcomes: After the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. knowledge in team science.

    2. develop their research ideas in a collegial, safe environment.

    3. access the transdisciplinary expertise needed to develop and implement of their research.

  31. Major Topics: The nature of the forum precludes a set copy of major course topics. This will vary by semester and by student input.
  32. Textbooks: Brown T. (2008). Design thinking. Harvard Business Review, 86(6), 84-92.

    Douet LJ, Preedy D, Thomas V & Cree IA. (2010). An exploratory investigation of the influence of publication on translational medicine research. Journal of Translational Medicine, 8:62.

    Dugan RE & Gabriel KJ. (2013). “Special forces” innovation: How DARPA attacks problems. Harvard Business Review, 91(10), 74-82, 84.

    Dzau VJ, Yoediono Z, Ellaissi WF & Cho AH. (2013). Fostering innovation in medicine and health care: What must academic health centers do? Academic Medicine, 88, 1424-1429.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Attendance


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  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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