Dissertation Proposal and Research – EDCO 988
CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020
This course is required of all candidates seeking a doctoral degree in community care and counseling. All candidates must register for the course each semester, including summer, until scheduled defense of the dissertation.
Under the direction of a dissertation chair, the doctoral candidate writes a dissertation proposal in alignment with the most current Dissertation Handbook. The development of the proposal is in preparation for the dissertation proposal defense, which is the culminating assignment for this course.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:
- Describe primary elements of the Dissertation Handbook.
- Describe the primary steps of the dissertation process.
- Develop a timeline for the completion of the dissertation process.
- Produce a completed dissertation proposal.
- Complete a dissertation proposal defense with committee.
The candidate will read and adhere to all policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Dissertation Handbook.
Readings and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
Progress Reports (4)
The candidate will post a progress report update in Week 1, 5, 10, and 15. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. The chair will assign a pass/no pass grade for each post. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)
Proposal Submissions (4)
The candidate will submit 4 proposal documents during the course in order to demonstrate measurable progress. The dissertation will be submitted in Blackboard and may be reviewed informally by the chair for improvement over previous drafts. The chair will assign a pass/no pass grade for the submission. If the manuscript is ready for a full formal review by the chair the candidate should email the chair requesting a full formal review of the manuscript. (MLO: D, E)
Dissertation Progress Measurement Rubric
In order to pass EDUC 988, the candidate must earn at least 6 points on the Dissertation Progress Measurement rubric. If the candidate does not earn 6 points, he or she will receive a No Pass in EDUC 988. (MLO: A, B, C, D)