Department Programs

Ph.D Program of Educational Psychology

Responsibilities of Doctoral Students and Faculty - **THIS INFORMATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM COORDINATOR.**

Activity Student Advisor
1. Select courses for first term enrolled in consultation with your major professor. Schedule meeting with Departmental Graduate Coordinator. Enroll in Core courses, if possible, and a statistics course.
2. Choose minor or support area and minor or support area committee member in consultation with your major professor. Confer with Graduate Coordinator and interview minor or support area committee members. Suggest minor or support area and potential minor or support area committee members.
3. After you have successfully completed eighteen (18) hours of graduate study, you should contact the Department's Graduate Coordinator to discuss the selection of your Major Professor - Director of the Dissertation, two additional departmental faculty committee members, and a committee. Confer with Graduate Coordinator and interview potential Major Professor and other potential committee members. Obtain agreement from them to serve on your committee. Inform the Graduate Coordinator of your progress. Suggest potential committee members.
4. Submit names of Major Professor, Minor or Support Area Professor, and remainder of committee to the Graduate Coordinator. This activity should be completed before you enroll in your 19th hour. Confer with Major Professor to assure you properly notify the Graduate School of the names of your committee. Ask Records Secretary to type Committee Form for Graduate Coordinator to sign.
5. Develop your Doctoral Program of Study. Confer with Major Professor and Minor Professor or Support Area committee member to select courses. Complete Program of Study form and give to Records Secretary to be typed. Major Professor must sign typed Program of study after checking for accuracy and return to Records Secretary. The Secretary circulates the form for all Committee members to sign.
6. Identify and plan how and when you will complete your residency requirement. Discuss with Advisor when you will complete residency requirements. Assist student in planning.
7. During the semester in which you are completing your 21st hour, you should identify your dissertation topic. Discuss ideas with Major Professor and other members of the committee. Help student select dissertation topic and begin to develop research design.
8. Convene committee for preliminary dissertation proposal meeting. You may schedule the committee at any time after the committee membership has been approved by the Graduate Studies. Prepare a 3-5 page dissertation proposal paper that identifies the topic, poses research questions, and sets forth the research design. You must secure approval of the concept paper from your Major Professor before the committee has been convened. Read, review, and approve the student's dissertation concept paper. Encourage the committee members to cooperate with the student's efforts to schedule the meeting. Remind the student that all faculty, graduate students, and the public should be notified of the date, time, and place of the meeting. Remind the student to make a copy available for readers in the Counselor Education Office. After the meeting, file the departmental form indicating the results of the meeting in the student's departmental folder.
9. After you have completed all minor or supporting area Course work, request your Minor or Supporting Area Advisor to prepare an examination you might take. Notify Major Professor and Minor or Supporting Area Advisor that you are ready to take the examination. Ascertain if Minor or Support Area committee member is prepared to schedule an examination for the student.
10. Apply to take the Written Preliminary Examination. Notify Major Professor of readiness to take the examination at least five weeks before the examination is scheduled. Ask Records Secretary to type application for student to take the examination at least four weeks before the examination is scheduled. Review the students program of study to determine if the student is eligible to sit for the examination.
11. Take the Oral Preliminary Examination. Consult with Major Professor to determine areas in which special preparation is needed. Contact each member of your committee to schedule oral examination and inform Records Secretary of date, place, and which members of your committee will be present. After it has been determined the student has passed the written examination, inform the student that he or she has passed . Ask the student to coordinate scheduling of the oral preliminary examination. Ask the Records Secretary to complete the form requesting a Graduate School Representative be appointed to serve on the committee. The Graduate school must receive this form at least two weeks prior to the oral examination. Ask the records secretary to type the form reporting the results of the oral examination and send it to the College of Education Director of Graduate Education.
12. Present Dissertation proposal at full and formal meeting of your committee. Schedule a committee meeting so that your committee might consider your dissertation proposal . Give all committee members, Departmental Graduate Coordinator, and the Records Secretary a copy of the dissertation proposal at least 5 workings days before the committee meeting. Insure that all faculty, graduate students, and public are notified of the date, time, place of the meeting and that a copy of the dissertation proposal is available. Schedule a committee meeting so that your committee might consider your dissertation proposal . Give all committee members, Departmental Graduate Coordinator, and the Records Secretary a copy of the dissertation proposal at least 5 workings days before the committee meeting. Insure that all faculty, graduate students, and public are notified of the date, time, place of the meeting and that a copy of the dissertation proposal is available.
13. Secure approval of the dissertation proposal from the University Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects. Complete the application and submit for approval by the University Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects. You may not begin collecting any data until you have secured this approval. Remind the student that failure to secure approval of the research activity before obtaining approval from the Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects will place his or her graduate career in jeopardy. Encourage the student to secure approval as quickly as possible. You may authorize the student to obtain approval from the Human Subjects Committee prior to the dissertation proposal meeting, but you need to advise the student that any changes his or her doctoral committee warrants must be reviewed again by the University Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects.
14. Admission to candidacy None After the student's dissertation proposal has been approved, ask the records secretary to type and submit the Admission to Candidacy Form of the Graduate School.
15. Conduct research Complete the application and submit for approval by the University Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects. You may not begin collecting any data until you have secured this approval. Consult with student on an as needed basis to (1) assure the research protocol is being followed, (2) discuss preliminary findings with the student, (3) review and revise drafts of the text of the dissertation, and (4) encourage student to complete the dissertation.
16. Apply to graduate Submit graduation application and pay fees at the beginning of the semester in which you expect to graduate None
17. Approval of dissertation Following your approved research protocol exactly, collect your data. Analyze data. Keep in close contact with your Major Professor to discuss data collection, your preliminary findings, and your initial interpretation of the data. Write drafts of the results and discussion sections of your research. Schedule meetings with your Major Professor to discuss and review your drafts. Prepare to revise the drafts several times before it is acceptable. Ask the records Secretary to complete the form requesting that a Graduate Council representative be appointed. The Graduate School must receive this form at least two weeks prior to the dissertation defense (final oral examination).
18. Submit the completed, approved dissertation. After your dissertation defense, there are likely to be corrections. You should make them as quickly as possible. After your committee has reviewed your corrections, the dissertation will be reviewed by the Departmental Graduate Coordinator. Monitor progress of student.
19. Commencement Attend and participate in the Commencement program. Attend graduation, march with the student, and hood the student.
20. Alumnus\ Alumna status Provide the Alumni Association with a forwarding address. Keep in touch with your students.