Syllabus template edul 7993 independent study


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William Allan Kritsonis, PhD, Professor, PhD Program in Educational Leadership, PVAMU/Member of the Texas A&M University System

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Syllabus template edul 7993 independent study

  1. 1. PVAMU EDUL 7993: Independent Study- DissertationDepartment: Educational Leadership and CounselingCollege: Whitlowe R. Green College of EducationInstructor Name: William Allan Kritsonis, PhDOffice Location: Delco 233Office Phone: 936-261-3530Fax: 936-261-3617Email Address: wakritsonis@pvamu.eduSnail Mail: Prairie View A&M University P.O. Box 519 Mail Stop 2420 Prairie View, TX 77446Office Hours: 1:00-5:00 PM & 9:30-10:30 PM (F or before and after each class session)Virtual Office Hours: 8:00-10:30 PM (M-T)Course Location: Delco 233Class Meeting Day: 7:00-7:50 AM (M)Course Abbreviation: EDUL 8003 EDUL 7993Catalog Description: Studies, program procedures, and dissertation issues. May be repeated.Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program and advancement to candidacy.Required Texts: NoneHouse Bill 2504:Please Note: House Bill 2504 does allow students the choice not to purchase the class textbook(s). Student’s havethe choice of using alternative methods to access textbook information (internet websites, books on reserved at thelibrary, etc). Students are required and held accountability to complete all assignments as noted in the syllabus.Access to Learning Resources: PVAMU Library: phone: (936) 261-1500; web: University Bookstore: phone: (936) 261-1990; web: Goals: To design, execute and report on a study that is original, substantial and defensible in contributing to the Educational Leadership knowledge baseCourse Objectives: To apply acceptable educational research procedures to: - identify an educational leadership problem that can be investigated - develop appropriate research questions/hypotheses - have the procedures approved by a dissertation committee and by the university’s IRB - conduct the research and report the findings
  2. 2. Course Goals/Accrediting Body Standards/Outcomes Course Goal ELCC Standard (2.2a &b) Course ObjectiveTo design, execute and report 2.2a. Candidates demonstrate an To apply acceptable educationalon a study that is original, understanding of a variety of research procedures to:substantial and defensible in instructional research - identify an educationalcontributing to the Educational methodologies and can analyze the leadership problem that can beLeadership knowledge base comparable strengths and investigated, - develop weaknesses of each method. appropriate research questions/hypotheses, - have the procedures approved 2.2b. Candidates are able to use by a dissertation committee and qualitative and quantitative data, by the universitys IRB, and appropriate research methods, - conduct the research and report technology, and information the findings. systems to develop a long-range plan for a district that assesses the district’s improvement and accountability systems. E-FOLD-P (CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK) Educator as Facilitator of Learning for Diverse Populations5.0 To prepare beginning administrators as problem solvers, critical thinkers and decision makers.6.0 To prepare beginning administrators as facilitators of teacher and student growth and development throughunderstanding of leadership dimensions.7.0 To provide beginning administrators with an awareness of human diversity, a knowledge of the importanceand skills needed for effective community and parental involvement.8.0 To prepare beginning administrators to be reflect and continual learners with knowledge and value of selfappraisal techniques and goal setting for a strong personal commitment.
  3. 3. Quality Without Compromise Closing the Loop The Six Question Model at Prairie View A&M University Outcome What l ts Is esu s Desired? gie Ma pen? R rate Ho ke it Did t of o a Wh wt p u e St Ha ? Yo Us Do Continuous Improvement Circle Th ts? (CIC) ? w sed l ll Ho su We e As It be Wi W h re at Re ses ans s ult When Me es Will it R Be Assessed? Cycle Dana/Thomas-Smith/Closing the Loop Six Question Model/landscapeCourse Requirements & Evaluation MethodsCourse Evaluation Method:This is a pass/fail course. Upon successful defense of the dissertation, students will be recommended for issuanceof a Ph.D. degree via the Graduate School. Because this course spans several semesters, students will be given an“I” until the last semester when the dissertation is defended successfully.True OutcomesTrue Outcomes was a tool used by the University for Assessment Purposes. Currently, PVAMU is transitioningfrom it to another assessment tool for students. The new assessment tool and artifacts for summer 2011 will beannounced during the course of the semester.eCoursesPVAMU is moving to a new course management system (CMS) for online and web-assisted courses. Starting in2008 Fall semester, WebCT will be replaced by eCourses-an upgraded version of WebCT 4.1 with improvedcapabilities and better integration with the new Banner Student Information SystemCourse ProceduresSubmission of Documents for ReviewPlease submit documents for review via email or hard copy to the respective members of the dissertationcommittee unless advised otherwise.Formatting Documents:Microsoft Word is the standard word processing tool used at PVAMU. If you’re using other word processors, besure to use the “save as” tool and save the document in either the Microsoft Word, Rich-Text, or plain text format.All dissertation documents must conform to APA standards and guidelines
  4. 4. Professional Organizations and JournalsAmerican Association for School AdministratorsNational Association of Elementary School PrincipalsNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsPhi Delta KappaTexas Elementary Principals and Supervisors AssociationTexas Association of Secondary School PrincipalsAmerican Journal of EducationAmerican School Board JournalEducation Administration AbstractsEducation Administration QuarterlyEducation WeekEducational LeadershipNASSP BulletinNational FORUM Journals ( Delta KappanTASSP News HighlightsTEPSA JournalTexas StudyTheory Into PracticeToday’s EducationReferencesAmerican Association for School Administrators ( Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the APA (6th ed.). Washington DC: AuthorEducational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) Standards( School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards( Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) ( Rules and ProceduresDisability statement (See Student Handbook):Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request accommodations in class shouldregister with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) early in the semester so that appropriatearrangements may be made. In accordance with federal laws, a student requesting special accommodations mustprovide documentation of their disability to the SSD coordinator.Academic misconduct (See Student Handbook):You are expected to practice academic honesty in every aspect of this course and all other courses. Make sure youare familiar with your Student Handbook, especially the section on academic misconduct. Students who engage inacademic misconduct are subject to university disciplinary procedures.Forms of academic dishonesty: 1. Cheating: deception in which a student misrepresents that he/she has mastered information on an academic exercise that he/she has not mastered; giving or receiving aid unauthorized by the instructor on assignments or examinations. 2. Academic misconduct: tampering with grades or taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of a scheduled test. 3. Fabrication: use of invented information or falsified research.
  5. 5. 4. Plagiarism: unacknowledged quotation and/or paraphrase of someone else’s words, ideas, or data as one’s own in work submitted for credit. Failure to identify information or essays from the Internet and submitting them as one’s own work also constitutes plagiarism.Nonacademic misconduct (See Student Handbook)The university respects the rights of instructors to teach and students to learn. Maintenance of these rights requirescampus conditions that do not impede their exercise. Campus behavior that interferes with either (1) the instructor’sability to conduct the class, (2) the inability of other students to profit from the instructional program, or (3) campusbehavior that interferes with the rights of others will not be tolerated. An individual engaging in such disruptivebehavior may be subject to disciplinary action. Such incidents will be adjudicated by the Dean of Students undernonacademic procedures.Sexual misconduct (See Student Handbook):Sexual harassment of students and employers at Prairie View A&M University is unacceptable and will not betolerated. Any member of the university community violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.Attendance Policy:Prairie View A&M University requires regular class attendance. Excessive absences will result in lowered grades.Excessive absenteeism, whether excused or unexcused, may result in a student’s course grade being reduced or inassignment of a grade of “F”. Absences are accumulated beginning with the first day of class.Student Academic Appeals ProcessAuthority and responsibility for assigning grades to students rests with the faculty. However, in those instanceswhere students believe that miscommunication, errors, or unfairness of any kind may have adversely affected theinstructors assessment of their academic performance, the student has a right to appeal by the procedure listed inthe Undergraduate Catalog and by doing so within thirty days of receiving the grade or experiencing any otherproblematic academic event that prompted the complaint.Two “C” RulePlease Note: Continual matriculation at PVAMU requires that no more than two C’s shall be earned in a graduatedegree program. Any grade earned below a C means automatic dismissal from the graduate program.NOTE: No grade of “C” or below will be accepted toward certification.Technical Considerations for Online and Web-Assist CoursesMinimum Hardware and Software Requirements:-Pentium with Windows XP or PowerMac with OS 9-56K modem or network access-Internet provider with SLIP or PPP-8X or greater CD-ROM-64MB RAM-Hard drive with 40MB available space-15” monitor, 800x600, color or 16 bit-Sound card w/speakers-Microphone and recording software-Keyboard & mouse-Netscape Communicator ver. 4.61 or Microsoft Internet Explorer ver. 5.0 /plug-ins-Participants should have a basic proficiency of the following computer skills:·Sending and receiving email·A working knowledge of the Internet·Proficiency in Microsoft Word·Proficiency in the Acrobat PDF Reader·Basic knowledge of Windows or Mac O.S.
  6. 6. Netiquette (online etiquette): Students are expected to participate in all discussions and virtual classroom chatswhen directed to do so. Students are to be respectful and courteous to others in the discussions. Foul or abusivelanguage will not be tolerated. When referring to information from books, websites or articles, please use APAstandards to reference sources.Technical Support: Students should call the Prairie View A&M University Helpdesk at 936-261-2525 fortechnical issues with accessing your online course. The helpdesk is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Forother technical questions regarding your online course, call the Office of Distance Learning at 936-261-3290 or936-261-32828Communication Expectations and Standards:All emails will receive a response from the instructor within 48 hours. You can send email anytime that isconvenient to you, but I check my email messages continuously during the day throughout the work-week (Mondaythrough Friday). I will respond to email messages during the work-week by the close of business (5:00 pm) on theday following my receipt of them. Emails that I receive on Friday will be responded to by the close of business onthe following Monday. NOTICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITYPrairie View A&M University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has been designated to handleinquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:Name: Renee R. WilliamsTitle: Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer/Title IX CoordinatorInstitution: Prairie View A&M UniversityOffice of Student Affairs & Institutional RelationsAddress: P.O. Box 519: MS 1107A.I. Thomas Building, St 013Prairie View, Texas 77446Telephone: 936-261-2123Fax: 936-261-2138Email: rrwilliams@pvamu.eduIndividuals requesting a disability accommodation should contact:Name: Dr. Kay NormanTitle: Administrator for Diagnostic Testing and Disability ServicesInstitution: Prairie View A&M UniversityEmail: