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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LIN7635
Tracking Number - 5205

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-12-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC Approved 10/12/15. To USF 10/12/15. To SCNS 10/28/15. Approved effective 12/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-03-13
  2. Department: World Languages
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA 124100 10000 000000 0000000
  5. Contact Person: Amanda Huensch
  6. Phone: 8139742548
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: LIN
  9. Number: 7635
  10. Full Title: Professional Development
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (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?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Professional Development
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides professional development opportunities in applied linguistics. Students will be mentored by a faculty member in an area of professional development determined by the student and faculty member.

  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? This is a required course in the proposed Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics.
  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.) The instructor should have a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, second language studies, or a closely related degree.
  29. Objectives: This course is intended to help you develop as Second Language Acquisition scholars and is organized in a workshop style format, giving you opportunities for guidance and feedback on your research projects and professional development. This feedback will come from both the course instructor as well as from your peers. The format of this class will include face-to-face meetings as a whole class (this will be the majority), individual meetings with the instructor, and group meetings with your assigned research groups. You are primarily responsible for completing your own projects during this lab sequence, but you are also expected to be actively engaged with your peers’ research. No research happens in isolation: as researchers, we always rely on help, support, and assistance from others. Thus, collegial collaboration is expected from all students in this class.
  30. Learning Outcomes: 1) To become familiar with SLA journals

    2) To become familiar with the article submission process

    3) To learn how to respond to reviewers’ comments on manuscripts

    4) To work with peers in a collaborative manner to improve research projects

    5) To present findings of empirical research in the format of a conference presentation

    6) To become familiar with the job search process and other skills needed for the job market

    7) To become familiar with the responsibilities and evaluation criteria of different types of academic positions

  31. Major Topics: 1) Journal article submission process

    2) conference abstract submission process

    3) conference presentation process

    4) academic job search

    5) grant writing

    6) Cover letter writing and CV creation

  32. Textbooks: There is no required textbook for this course.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Larson-Hall, J. (2010). A guide to doing statistics in second language research using SPSS. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Savin-Baden, M. & Major, C. H. (2013). Qualitative research: The essential guide to theory and practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Field, A. (2005). Discovering statistics using SPSS (2nd ed). London, UK: Sage. (This book is especially useful if you are planning to continue with quantitative research in any way.)

    VanPatten, B. & Benati, A.G. (2010). Key terms in second language acquisition. London, UK: Continuum.

    SPSS software for your laptop – a one-year subscription is available at the computer store for $10 (license will expire on December 31st). SPSS is also available via the USF apps feature on MyUSF, but I find that it is rather slow and crashes if too many people are using it.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Course Requirements and Grading Policy

    This course is graded on an S/U basis. All assignments for this course must be satisfactorily completed in order to pass the course. Your final grade for LIN 7635 will be determined in the following way:

    10% Statement uploaded to Canvas certifying that you have completed your analysis

    10% Revised results sections

    10% Two peer reviews

    20% Full paper submission to Dr. H.

    5% Consultation notes

    15% Presentation at the WLE colloquium (or other professional conference)

    20% Proof of journal submission

    10% Participation in class activities

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignment Descriptions

    10% Statement uploaded to Canvas certifying that you have completed your analysis

    Although minor revisions will be made based on the peer review activity and my feedback, the preliminary analysis of your data must be completed by the first week of class. By the first day of class please upload a signed paper (electronic signatures are fine) indicating you have completed your analysis.

    10% Revised results sections

    On week 3, you will need to bring your revised results section to class for peer review. Please upload a summary of the changes you made based on my feedback on Canvas before class that day.

    10% Two peer reviews

    On week 3, and on week 6, you will actively participate in two peer reviews of your classmates’ papers. You will need to fully participate in order to get credit for these assignments.

    20% Full paper submission to Dr. H.

    On week 9, you will submit your full paper to me. At this point, you will have synthesized the literature review, prospectus, results, discussion, and conclusion sections, as well as having added an introduction section. Please bring a single sided, hard copy to class (including your materials). Also, upload a Word document (it’s much easier to comment on a Word document, rather than on a PDF) of your paper on Canvas so that I can make comments electronically. Please format your papers according to the formatting guide of the specific journal to which you will submit. Please upload a document with the journal guidelines.

    5% Consultation notes

    On weeks 13 and 14, each of you will schedule a one-hour appointment with me to discuss any final questions you have about your papers and/or the submission process. Please come to this meeting prepared with a list of questions. After meeting with me to discuss your progress, challenges, and questions related to your paper, you will submit a summary of major points discussed during the meeting. This summary needs to be submitted on Canvas before class on week 15.

    15% Presentation at the WLE colloquium (or other professional conference)

    The WLE colloquium is held every spring. You will need to present your lab paper at this colloquium or another professional conference this spring (such as GURT or AAAL). If you do both, that’s even better. Please upload proof of presentation onto the Canvas website before class on week 15.

    20% Proof of journal submission

    Yea, you made it! Please upload a PDF file of the submission confirmation onto Canvas (you should receive a system e-mail) before our last class. Afterwards, go out and celebrate!

    (Please note that without this final step completed by the deadline, you will not be able to receive an “S” in this last lab course. The formatting and submission process takes longer than you expect, so please leave plenty of time. I want all of you to finish this lab sequence successfully!)

    10% Participation in class activities

    All students are expected to attend and actively participate in class. Additionally, students are expected to come to class on time and stay for the whole class. You are expected to do all of the readings before class, and to make every effort to contribute meaningfully to class discussions. Absence from class, arriving late, or leaving early from class significantly affects your opportunities for learning. If you miss more than two class meetings, I reserve the right to lower your grade. For emergencies that require you to miss class, please provide documentation for your absence.

  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: Due dates are not flexible, and no late assignments will be accepted. If you miss class, you are responsible for finding out what you missed and coming prepared to the next class.

    Plagiarism is intentionally or carelessly presenting the work of another as one’s own. It includes submitting an assignment purporting to be the student’s original work which has wholly or in part been created by another person. It also includes the presentation of the work, ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgment of sources. Students must consult with their instructors for clarification in any situation in which the need for documentation is an issue, and will have plagiarized in any situation in which their work is not properly documented.


    1. Every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks or appropriate indentation and must be properly acknowledged by parenthetical citation in the text or in a footnote or endnote.

    2. When material from another source is paraphrased or summarized in whole or in part in one’s own words, that source must be acknowledged in a footnote or endnote, or by parenthetical citation in the text.

    3. Information gained in reading or research that is not common professional knowledge must be acknowledged in a parenthetical citation in the text or in a footnote or endnote.

    4. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the use of papers, reports, projects, and other such materials prepared by someone else. (from

    Assignments that are submitted online are subject to being submitted to the Turnitin system. Punishment for Academic Dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an “F” with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the “F” shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Proposed Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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