Dissertation Defense – COUC 990

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

Under the direction of the dissertation chair and committee, doctoral candidates defend their dissertation research. The student must also complete any changes as determined by committee members, ensure compliance with the Dissertation Manual’s form and style, and upload the final dissertation according to stated protocols. The final oral Ph.D. dissertation defense is primarily an opportunity to share the research and address questions and challenges about the research. It is held following the approval of the dissertation committee, and is open to the public, held on campus, and scheduled a minimum of one month following approval.

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

Rationale

Students in a Ph.D. program must show evidence of the ability to conduct and defend independent research investigation that demonstrates expertise and excellence in the profession and significantly contributes to the general body of knowledge in the field.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

A. The candidate will complete their independent research investigation and contribute to the general body of knowledge in a specific field or profession.
B. With the chair’s approval, the candidate will provide a defense announcement to the faculty support coordinator.
C. The candidate will defend their dissertation at the appropriately scheduled time. During the defense the candidate will explain the research design, terms, methods, analysis, and findings and answer questions posed by the committee, department faculty members, and audience at large.
D. The candidate will pass the dissertation defense.
E. The candidate will complete all final tasks required by their committee members.
F. The candidate will follow all tasks required by the university related to the uploading of the manuscript.
G. The candidate will complete all tasks required by the university related to graduation from the program.
H. The graduate will submit their research in journal article format to a peer-reviewed journal of their choice.

Course Assignment

CACREP Standard

Course/Experience – Evidence

6.B.1 Counseling (PLO IV)

 

B.1.a. scholarly examination of theories relevant to counseling

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.1.b. integration of theories relevant to counseling

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.1.c. conceptualization of clients from multiple theoretical perspectives

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.1.d. evidence-based counseling practices.

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.1.e. methods for evaluating counseling effectiveness.

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.1.f. ethical and culturally relevant counseling in multiple settings.

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

6.B.2 Supervision (PLO I)

 

B.2.a. purposes of clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.2.b. roles and relationships related to clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.2.c. skills of clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.2.d. opportunities for developing a personal style of clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.2.e.assessment of supervisees’ developmental level and other relevant characteristics

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.2.f. modalities of clinical supervision and the use of technology

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.2.B. administrative procedures and responsibilities related to clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.2.h. evaluation, remediation, and gatekeeping in clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.2.i. legal and ethical issues and responsibilities in clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.2.j. culturally relevant strategies for conducting clinical supervision

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

6.B.3 Teaching (PLO II)

 

B.3.a. roles and responsibilities related to educating counselors

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.3.b. pedagogy and teaching methods relevant to counselor education

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.3.c. models of adult development and learning ;

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.3.d. instructional and curriculum design, delivery, and evaluation methods relevant to counselor education

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.3.e. effective approaches for online instruction

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.3.f. screening, remediation, and gatekeeping functions relevant to teaching

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.3.B. assessment of learning;

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.3.h. ethical and culturally relevant strategies used in counselor preparation

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.3.i.the role of mentoring in counselor education

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

6.B.4 Research and Scholarship (PLO III)

B.4.a.research designs appropriate to quantitative and qualitative research questions

B.4.a.research designs appropriate to quantitative and qualitative research questions

B.4.b. univariate and multivariate research designs and data analysis methods

B.4.b. univariate and multivariate research designs and data analysis methods

B.4.c. qualitative designs and approaches to qualitative data analysis

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.d.emergent research practices and processes

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.e. models and methods of instrument design

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.f.models and methods of program evaluation

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.4.B. research questions appropriate for professional research and publication

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.h. professional writing for journal and newsletter publication

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.i. professional conference proposal preparation

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.4.j. design and evaluation of research proposals for a human

subjects/institutional review board review

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.k. grant proposals and other sources of funding

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.4.l.ethical and culturally relevant strategies for conducting research

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

6.B.5 Leadership and Advocacy (PLO V)

 

B.5.a. theories and skills of leadership

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.b. leadership and leadership development in professional organizations

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.c. leadership in counselor education programs

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.5.d.knowledge of accreditation standards and processes

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.e. leadership, management, and administration in counseling organizations and other

institutions;

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.f. leadership roles and strategies for responding to crises and disasters

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.5.B. strategies of leadership in consultation

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.h. current topical and political issues in counseling and how those issues affect the daily work of counselors and the counseling

profession

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.i. role of counselors and counselor educators advocating on

behalf of the profession and professional identity

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.j.models and competencies for advocating for clients at the individual, system, and policy levels

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

B.5.k.strategies of leadership in relation to current multicultural and social justice issues

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.

 

B.5.l.ethical and culturally relevant leadership and advocacy practices

VI. A. Pass the Dissertation Defense under the direction of the dissertation chair.