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Doctoral Program Professional Seminar

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Doctoral Program Professional Seminar SPED 7920

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Herta Schulist
Utah State University
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Charles Salzberg

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Herta Schulist on Wednesday October 28, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SPED 7920 at Utah State University taught by Charles Salzberg in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see /class/230385/sped-7920-utah-state-university in Special Education at Utah State University.

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Date Created: 10/28/15
SPED 7920 Syllabus Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program Professional Seminar Fall 2007 Instructor Dr Charles L Salzberg Salzbergccusuedu 7973234 Location Emma Eccles Jones Education Bldg SpEd Conference Room 313C Time Monday 130 PM 400 PM Credit 3 credit hours Text Miller Keith L 1996 Reinforcing Research Behavior How to write article for behavioral journals University of Kansas Lawrence KS The course instructor will provide the text electronically It will be paid for by the doctoral training grants for th ose supported by those grants Current APA Style Manual See httpowlenglishpurdueeduworkshopshyperteXtapa Purpose The general purpose of this seminar is to build a foundation to enhance doctoral students productivity during their studies at USU and to maximize their marketability for academic positions at graduation There are eight goals for this course 1 N E The rst goal is to help students become familiar with the requirements and the activities of the Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program and the USU School of Graduate Studies At the beginning of the quarter the director of the doctoral program Dr Tim Slocum and the Administrative Assistant for the doctoral program Jill Gillette will review program requirements and procedures and answer questions The Department Accountant Tammy Soto will review rules and procedures governing financial support travel and reimbursement pcard and other purchasing protocols etc The second goal is to acquaint new doctoral students with the research and development activities of the faculty and with a few of the agencies and facilities that may be instrumental in their professional activities here To this end faculty members and agency directors are scheduled to speak at each class meeting In addition students will receive guided tours of facilities such as the Center for Persons with Disabilities the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center the National Rehabilitation Clearinghouse and the USU information eg library systems Students will also receive instruction in conducting searches of electronic databases and in using the EndNote bibliographic software The third goal is to initiate a career planning process in which students define their anticipated professional areas of expertise then use that definition to create a tentative semester by semester plan of activities to be undertaken at USU Students will also develop current vitae and expanded vita that re ect their expected accomplishments when they graduate from USU about 4 years hence Further students will explore advertisements for professorial positions in the Chronicles of Higher Education and examine the qualificationsrequirements for jobs that they think might be of interest to them when they graduate 4 The fourth goal is to help students learn a few concepts and terms fundamental to understanding a scientific experiment To this end we will examine the basic assumptions procedures and logic of single subject and group inferential experimental designs contrast them with one another and attempt to determine which types of designs are most appropriate for which types of research questions We will also examine how experiments fit within the broad continuum of scientific exploration Time permitting we will examine a couple of experiments to illustrate our discussion V39 The fifth goal is for students to learn how to synthesize information from research articles To this end students will read articles on selfselected topics prepare summaries of individual articles develop a bibliography and finally write a brief five page integrative topical review 0 The sixth goal is to help students learn how to write a journal article that is succinct and that contains all the critical elements of a competent experimental report To this end students will study the textworkbook by KL Miller listed above gt1 The seventh goal is to prepare students for the Institutional Review Board IRB process To this end students will complete the NIHsponsored research review training required by USU and other universities prior to engaging in any research activities including sponsored research nonfunded research and dissertation research Go to httn39 me cancer quot 39 quot ialx lad 39 39 139 39 quot ash to enter training Students will also become acquainted with the US IRB protocol See httpwwwusueduvprpoliciesirb Please understand that without IRB certi cation you will not be permitted to engage in any research at USU or at any 0th er institution in the US For that reason proof of completion of this mandated online training which takes about two hours is a S pEd 7920 course requirement 9 Students will assemble a pool of webbased professional resources The instructor will provide a list of websites Students will add to that list by finding other web resources brie y describing them and sharing them with one another Schedule of faculty visitors and tours of facilities A weekly schedule of speakers and tours will be distributed separately Evaluation Grades will be based on attendance quality of participation completion and quality of required activities Miller book assignments written career plans web resources article analyses if applicable and the topical review paper and related assignments


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