Dissertation Defense – CLED 990

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/02/2022

Course Description

This course exists for students to defend the methodology of the research design, the gathering of the research data, the analysis of the research findings, and the conclusions derived from the research.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Once the candidate has completed their dissertation research and writing, they must present the results of their research at an online hearing. The candidate must also submit a publication-ready version of the dissertation to the Jerry Falwell Library to be bound for archiving. This course is designed to guide that process and other details related to graduation and degree conferral.

Candidates who are making progress in their research, but who have not yet completed the requirements of CLED 990 at a level sufficient to effectively defend their dissertation, may be required to retake CLED 990 and will receive the grade of PR (Progress). PR grades do not impact the candidate’s GPA.

Seminar

Research Product

CLED 730 Research Methods for Christian Leadership I

Deconstructing a Dissertation

CLED 770 Research Methods for Christian Leadership II

Three Potential Dissertation Profiles

CLED 805 Research Methods for Christian Leadership III

Chapter One of the Prospectus

CLED 830 Research Methods for Christian Leadership IV

Chapter Two of the Prospectus

CLED 900/987 Research Methods for Christian Leadership V

Chapter Three of the Prospectus/Comps

CLED 905/988 Research Methods for Christian Leadership VI

The Prospectus and The IRB Process

CLED 989 Dissertation Research & Writing

Researching and Writing the Dissertation

CLED 990 Dissertation Defense

Dissertation Completed and Defended

Course Assignment

Textbook Reading

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, The candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: Defense-Ready Dissertation Request for Review and Affirmations

The candidate will submit the Defense-Ready Dissertation as part of CLED 990. This document will be defended in the candidate's oral defense hearing. This document must contain all elements of the dissertation as required by the Program Handbook, follow all matters of style as found in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA format) and the EdD APA Supplemental Requirements as listed in the EdD Handbook, and be free of spelling and grammar errors. The submission must include any changes previously required by the committee and must be considered ready for distribution to the committee in preparation for the defense hearing.

Oral Dissertation Defense Hearing Assignment

The Oral Dissertation Defense Hearing affords the candidate the opportunity to publicly present and defend the dissertation including research procedures and findings to the dissertation committee and academic colleagues. Instructions regarding this hearing can be found in the assignment description.

Quiz: Signed Dissertation Submission Report

This research task requires that the candidate gain final approval of the Dissertation and  submit the approved (signed) version of the dissertation to the Doctor of Education Office. Detailed instruction for this task may be found in the assignment description. 

Quiz: Graduation Application Report

The candidate must complete all requirements and paperwork necessary for graduation. Graduation information can be found on the Registrar's website. Once the candidate has completed the Graduation Application, the candidate must complete the "Quiz: Graduation Application Report" found in the assignment description. 

Quiz: Publication and Binding Submission Report

This research task is twofold. The candidate will: 1) submit the publication-ready version of the Dissertation to the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library, and 2), provide a bound copy of the dissertation to committee members if requested. Detailed instructions are provided in the assignment description. Once the candidate has completed this task, the candidate must complete the "Quiz: Publication and Binding Submission Report" found in the assignment description. 

Defense-Ready Dissertation Submission Assignments (2)

The candidates will submit the final defense-ready dissertation document to his or her Dissertation Supervisor and Reader(s) using the submission links provided in the course.