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Graduate School COURSE SYLLABUS Course Information DSRT837 - M50 Prof Writing & Proposal Devel Summer 2021 Full Term Course Format: Hybrid CRN: 30114 Class Time and Location: F 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM, DAL Residency Session: 05/21/2021 - 05/23/2021 Instructor Information Name: Dr. Dawn Piper Email: dawn.piper@ucumberlands.edu Phone: 305-742-1794 Office Location: Virtual Office Hours/Preferred Contact Times: 6pm-8pm Course Description DSRT 837, Professional Writing and Proposal Development (3 hours) This course is an introductory overview of writing and organizational skills necessary for completion of a dissertation and submission of articles for publication. It includes components of research design. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course: Identify the steps in the doctoral research process. Describe the primary components of the doctoral research manuscript. Understand the significance of a literature review by identifying and analyzing articles on a given topic. Write a literature review, demonstrating scholarly writing skills including acumen, clarity, and conciseness, on a topic related to doctoral research. Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research methodologies utilized in doctoral research. Course Website Access to the course website is required via the iLearn portal on the University of the Cumberlands website: http://www.ucumberlands.edu/ilearn/ or https://ucumberlands.blackboard.com/ Required Books and Resources Title: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ISBN: 9781433832178 Authors: American Psychological Association Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Date: 2019-10-01 Title: Research Design Subtitle: 5th edition ISBN: ISBN-10 : 1506386709 ISBN-13 : 978-1506386706 Authors: John W. Creswell Publisher: SAGE Publication Date: 2018 Course Required text can be found and purchased via the UC Barnes and Noble Bookstore: https://cumber.bncollege.com/shop/cumberlands/page/find-textbooks Requirements and Policies Academic Dishonesty Policy As a Christian liberal arts university committed to the pursuit of truth and understanding, any act of academic dishonesty is especially distressing and cannot be tolerated. In general, academic dishonesty involves the abuse and misuse of information or people to gain an undeserved academic advantage or evaluation. The common forms of academic dishonesty include: 1. cheating – using deception in the taking of tests or the preparation of written work, using unauthorized materials, copying another person’s work with or without consent, or assisting another in such activities; 2. lying – falsifying, fabricating, or forging information in either written or spoken presentations; 3. plagiarism – using the published writings, data, interpretations, or ideas of another without Episodes of academic dishonesty are reported as appropriate to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The potential penalty for academic dishonesty includes 1) a failing grade on a particular assignment, 2) a failing grade for the entire course, 3) suspension or expulsion, or (4) revocation of a degree. Attendance Policy Course enrollment and participation will be monitored and verified for all students during the first two weeks of classes. Lack of participation during this time may jeopardize enrollment status. Each student is expected to meet course expectations by completing the coursework required each week. Active participation and staying abreast of the material is essential to success. Program specific attendance policies may still apply. Executive Residency Attendance Policy Attendance to each Executive Residency class session is mandatory. Students may make-up no more than one (1) residency session throughout the duration of their academic program. Missing a second residency will result in the student being dismissed from the University. Each student must be in attendance for the entire duration of the required residency weekend. Late arrivals and/or early departures are not permitted. Punctuality is important as each student is required to have the documented in-seat time per course requirements. A missed session will result in the student attending a make-up session, and paying a $300 Residency Make-Up fee. In addition, the student may be asked for documentation from the program department providing an explanation as to why the schedule residency session was missed. Make-Up sessions must be completed prior to the end of the term. Noncompliance with this policy will result in dismissal from the executive program. Participation Policy Study after study has linked successful academic performance with good class participation. Those who assume positions of responsibility must “show up” in order to be effective. Therefore, students are expected to actively participate in an intelligent discussion of assigned topics in all areas (Discussion Board Activities, Synchronous Sessions, Forums, Shared Papers, etc.) to help process course material and/or to demonstrate an understanding of course content. Disability Accommodations University of the Cumberlands accepts students with certified disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations for their certified needs in the classroom, in housing, in food service or in other areas. For accommodations to be awarded, a student must submit a completed Accommodations Application form and provide documentation of the disability to the Disability Services Coordinator (Mr. Jacob Ratliff, Boswell Campus Center, Student Services Office Suite, jacob.ratliff@ucumberlands.edu). When all paperwork is on file, a meeting between the student and the Coordinator will be arranged to discuss possible accommodations before accommodations are formally approved. Students must then meet with the Coordinator at the beginning of each semester before any academic accommodations can be certified for that term. Certifications for other accommodations are normally reviewed annually. Academic Appeal Both undergraduate and graduate students have the right to challenge a grade. If discussions with the course instructor and department chair do not lead to a satisfactory conclusion, students may file a formal written appeal with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will forward the appeal to the chair of the Academic Appeals Committee. This formal written appeal must be filed by the end of the 4th week of classes in the next regular term following the term in which the course in question was taken. The Academic Appeals Committee then gathers information from the student, the instructor, and any other relevant parties. The Committee will deliver its recommendation on the complaint to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. After reviewing this recommendation and concurring or amending it, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will inform the student and instructor of the disposition of the complaint no later than the last day of classes of the term in which the complaint was filed. Records of all actions regarding academic grade appeals, including their final disposition, are maintained by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Appeals Committee. (Undergraduate Catalog/Graduate Catalog) Student Responsibilities Students should: Use University of the Cumberlands email system for all academic, administrative, and co-curricular communication between faculty, staff and peers. Check for email and class announcements using iLearn (primary) and University of the Cumberlands webmail (secondary) daily. Demonstrate Cumberlands Character in and outside the classroom per the University Mission & Vision Ensure you have consistent required technology for the course Participate in courses regularly to: Find announcements and updates Complete assignments on time. Keep in mind that all deadlines use Eastern Standard Time (EST). Engage in discussion Connect with fellow students and faculty Present written work in an academic and professional manner. Take examinations on the designated dates and times. Students should make arrangements with faculty before the designated date for any needed accommodations. Contact faculty or student success coordinator with questions or concerns. Course Policies The only authorized electronic means of academic, administrative, and cocurricular communication between University of the Cumberlands and its students is through the UCumberlands email system (i.e. Webmail). Each student is responsible for monitoring his/her University email account frequently. This is the primary email account used to correspond with you directly by the University; imperative program information is sent to this email account specifically from campus and program office. Students should check for e-mail and class announcements using iLearn (primary) and University of the Cumberlands webmail (secondary). Students are expected to find out class assignments for missed classes and make up missed work. Students are expected to find out if any changes have been made in the class or assignment schedule. All assignments, unless otherwise instructed, should be submitted in APA format. Written work must be presented in a professional manner. Work that is not submitted in a professional manner will not be evaluated and will be returned as unacceptable. There is a craft to writing. Spelling, grammar, punctuation, and diction (word usage) are all tools of that craft. Writing at the collegiate level will show careful attention to these elements of craft. Work that does not exhibit care with regard to these elements will be considered as inadequate for college writing and graded accordingly. Students are expected to take the examinations on the designated dates. If you are unable to take the exam on the scheduled date and know in advance, you are to make arrangements with your professor before the designated date. If you miss the exam, you must have a legitimate reason as determined by your professor. Recognizing that a large part of professional life is meeting deadlines, it is necessary to develop time management and organizational skills. Failure to meet the course deadlines may result in penalties. Keep in mind that all deadlines are set using Eastern Standard Time (EST). Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Course Activities and Experiences Date: Residency Session: 05/21/2021 - 05/23/2021 Residency Weekend -Friday Virtual Check in 4:50pm-5:30pm Virtual Check In 9:40pm-10:00pm Day One Each student will work on a research project, they will conduct research on a selected topic. Research using resources from the Cumberland Library. Then the student will submit their research project to the Day one Dropbox. Students will need to utilize their laptops to conduct research, write research paper use (SafeAssign reviewed), before submitting the project. Must contain 10 Articles that they have reviewed as citations. Day Two Virtual Check Saturday In 8am-9am-Discussions and questions Virtual Check In 12:30-1pm Lunch 1:15-2:15pm Virtual Check In 2:20pm3pm Virtual Check In 7:50pm-8:00pm Assignment One Practical Connection Assignment – Written Assignment where students will reflect on course concepts and their practical connection to a working environment. This assignment must include the following components. Written in APA Format 7th Edition Must be proofread at least three times before submission. Must have a connection to career or industry (IT /CS Related) Assignment Two Complete a Literature Review of Topic Selected and Approved by Instructor (SafeAssign Reviewed) Requirements 10-15 Articles /-Literature Review APA 7th Edition Day Three Virtual Check In Sunday - 8 am -9 am Virtual Check In 11:30-12noon - Residency Ends Create PowerPoint presentations, and present their project Virtually and present orally before the class. Presentation Requirements 1. 25 Slides 2. APA References 3. Cover Page 4. Multimedia elements 5. Statement of Purpose 6. Peer Review Page Developing Your Proposal Through Writing The Introduction Introduction Chapter you will briefly want to inform the reader in one or two paragraphs of the basic issue by presenting a brief overview of the current study. This introduction is normally untitled because it will stand out from the rest of the chapter. Statement of the Problem Next, I suggest you include a section called the Statement of the Problem, which will define society's condition that is a legitimate problem. It will almost always cause pain and suffering for a particular group of individuals and a loss of money. Background of the Problem Without a legitimate, verifiable problem, there would be no need for the study. At many universities, a section entitled the Background of the Problem is mandated. Here, you can also describe the conditions or circumstances that led to an identifiable problem. When possible, it is best to trace the point chronologically in time when there was no problem through the events that led to the present problem. In making your case, you will need to rely on journal articles and/or government reports to validate the problem. Purpose of the Study The next section is usually the Purpose of the Study, which will attempt to answer the “central question of research.” This should be a comprehensive statement that includes the research approach, the subjects/participants or data sources, and the constructs of the study. Here is an example of a fictitious Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this phenomenological study is to identify the perceptions, thoughts, and experiences of elementary school teachers in Southern California regarding their successful strategies and techniques used to teach students who score high on standardized tests in language arts (reading, writing, and comprehension). Theoretical Framework The Theoretical Framework is an additional section in this chapter where you can present the theories or theoretical conceptualizations that become the foundation upon which the study will be built. I suggest you propose two or more theories that you have integrated. If you propose one theory, the risk is that someone on the committee will ask you to collect enough data to validate that theory. As I have learned from previous clients who have had difficulty trying to validate a theory, this is a risky and difficult approach. If possible, you may want to adopt two or three theories to your design, which is more creative. Additional sections usually include: Research Questions Importance of the Study Research Methodology Definition of Terms Developing Your Proposal Each dissertation is unique; therefore, you need to custom design it. You can’t simply plug in a formula. Many dissertations are seen as a recipe; wherein everything needs to be done in a certain sequence. You must understand that it actually doesn’t work that way. All parts of the dissertation should always be open for revision. When the Statement of the Problem, Purpose of the Study, and Research Questions are written in alignment with one another, you will have the foundation of your dissertation's critical three components. Participant Selection Links to Support UC Academic Catalog: https://www.ucumberlands.edu/academics/academic-catalog UC Student Handbook: https://www.ucumberlands.edu/student-handbook Academic Resources & Writing Center: www.ucumberlands.edu/learningcommons Library: http://www.ucumberlands.edu/library/ Bookstore: https://cumber.bncollege.com/shop/cumberlands/home About University of the Cumberlands: https://www.ucumberlands.edu/about/presidents-welcome Instructions for Accessing, Downloading, and Activating Office 365 Pro Plus (free for UC Students): https://helpdesk.ucumberlands.edu/support/solutions/articles/7000045435 Course Evaluation 1. Weekly Discussions 2. Homework Research Assignments 3. Bibliography & Reference- Written Assignments and timely submissions 4. One Practical Connection Assignment- at Residency 5. Presentations 6. Proposal Development Assignments 7. Attendance -Lectures /Residency Grade Distribution 60% Residency Grade 30% Assignments 10 % Discussions Grading Scale A: 90% - 100% B: 80% - 89% C: 70% - 79% F: 69% or Below Course Schedule Week Topic Introduction Assignments Welcome Discussion Weekly Discussion 1 Reading APA 7th Edition Chapter 1 Introduction within 7 days of 2 *Failing to Participate in Week 1 may result in being course beginning dropped from the course. Identifying key articles in the area of interest: Annotated Bibliographies Library Workshop- UC Homework Assignment Librarian 3 4 Identifying The Dissertation Homework Assignment Topic Dissertation Handbook Discussion Residency Weekend Date: Residency Session: Connection Paper 05/21/2021 - 05/23/2021 25 -Slide Presentation 10 Article Bibliography 3- Attendance Check in End of Residency Evaluation 5 Revising the Proposal Topic Proposal sample Homework AssignmentReading Discussion Revising the Proposal Topic 6 Research Annotated bibliographies Homework AssignmentReading Discussion Annotated Bibliographies 7 Revising the Proposal Topic Writings Homework Assignment Discussion Annotated Bibliographies. Annotated Bibliographies Homework -Research Revising the Proposal Topic 8 Writings Annotated Bibliographies Revising the Proposal Topic 9 10 11 Research - Articles for the Bibliographies Discussion Homework Assignment Writings Discussion Annotated Bibliographies Research - Articles for the Bibliographies Revising the Proposal Topic Writings Homework Assignment Research - Articles for the Annotated Bibliographies Bibliographies Revising the Proposal Topic Writings Homework Assignment Discussion- Methodology Research - Articles for the Bibliographies Annotated BibliographiesMethodologies Revising the Proposal Topic Writings 12 Homework Assignment Annotated Bibliographies- Annotated Bibliographies- Participant Selection Participant Selection Homework Assignment 13 Revising the Proposal Topic Writings Annotated BibliographiesQuestionnaires and data collection 14 Revising the Proposal Topic Develop the questionnaire Annotated Bibliographies Revisions Homework Assignment- Writings Reading Annotated Bibliographies Annotated BibliographiesRevisions Revising the Proposal Topic Writings 15 Annotated Bibliographiesproposal submission Homework Assignment Annotated Bibliographies-Proposal Submission Final Evaluations Final Research Paper End of Course Surveys End of course survey Final Submission - 16 Evaluations *SHORT WEEK* All assignments must be completed by the last day of the term by 5 pm EST. Syllabus Disclaimer This syllabus contains important information critical to your success in this course. It includes guidelines for this course and the instructor’s current expectations about content, schedule, and requirements necessary for each student to achieve the best educational results. While you must review and become familiar with the contents of this syllabus, the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments or change in the syllabus from time to time. Any changes to the syllabus will be discussed with the students.
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