These resources have been designed to assist UT faculty with the development of a contract or syllabus for thesis/dissertation and independent study, where students may earn academic credit for work that does not occur in a regular course format.
All three documents are not required, but it is expected that the instructor provide a written document that clearly articulates the expectations for the award of academic credit.
The VSG Committee will also, with consultation of the student and his/her advisor, appoint a Doctoral Dissertation Committee to guide and assist the student in his/her doctoral dissertation.
The maintenance of academic quality resides primarily with graduate field faculty and directors of graduate study, working through the Special Committee—the group of faculty providing primary advisement and academic oversight for each graduate student.
The program is designed to prepare you with knowledge and skills in six core competencies: The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) program coursework consists of four components: core courses, courses within a designated concentration, research methods courses and the dissertation in practice.
In the first year of the program, you will complete core courses that reflect USC Rossier’s mission and the program purpose.all of the committee members have signed the document, the Graduate Adviser must sign the form before you submit it to the Graduate School.In the event that you cannot get the signatures from one of the committee members, the Graduate Adviser or your supervisor may sign by proxy on their behalf, provided that you produce documentation from this committee member indicating that 1) they have received your dissertation and 2) they will attend your oral defense at the prescribed time.Students will be asked to discuss topics for their dissertation in face-to-face meetings with the programme convenors, and to prepare a dissertation proposal by the start of term 2.In term 2, students will be allocated dissertation supervisors.This includes the articulation of student learning outcomes, requirements and expectations.Upon entering into the program, each Ph D student will have an academic advisor appointed by the VSG Committee to guide his or her study.Graduate education at Cornell is diverse, cross-disciplinary, and dynamic.While intended learning outcomes vary across the many academic programs, a set of overarching goals characterize the graduate educational experience.Faculty assess student performance through a variety of direct and indirect measures, including: The Graduate School leadership works closely with field faculty in establishing and articulating goals, objectives, and rubrics through which the aims of graduate education can be met.Graduate education learning outcomes are communicated to students on websites, Monitoring time-to-degree and supporting faculty mentoring and student teaching are additional ways in which the Graduate School establishes and uphold standards.