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SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION SCIENCES Leadership Studies

HANDBOOK FOR Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies 2009-2010

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, West Terrace Entrance & Fountain


GREETINGS Welcome to the University of San Diego. We in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences are excited that you have selected USD for your doctoral studies. Our university has much to offer students in the field of Leadership Studies. We urge you to take advantage of these opportunities. The faculty and administration of USD wish you success as you progress through the various stages of your doctoral studies. Paula A. Cordeiro Dean, School of Leadership and Education Sciences University of San Diego

We are pleased that you have decided to join the University of San Diego’s Leadership Studies Doctoral Program. The program has a long and distinguished history. It was established in 1979 and was the first doctoral program in leadership offered in the United States. I enthusiastically invite each of you to join a long list of successful graduates from the Leadership Studies Doctoral Program. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and we look forward to working with all of you. Cheryl Getz, Chair, Department of Leadership Studies

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important Notice................................................................................................................................4 FAQs ......................................................................................................................................................5 Important Phone Numbers, Email, and Websites...................................................................6 PART I - PROGRAM COMPONENTS .........................................................................................7 Program Components .......................................................................................................................9 Leadership Component ..................................................................................................................10 Research and Evaluation Component .......................................................................................11 Area of Specialization Component..............................................................................................13 Areas of Specialization..........................................................................................................13 Internship - Independent Study ..........................................................................................15 International Leadership Experience.........................................................................................15 Dissertation Component ................................................................................................................17 PART II - GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES .......................................................20 Academic Advisors...........................................................................................................................21 Listserv.................................................................................................................................................21 Program Planning ............................................................................................................................21 Student Forms ...................................................................................................................................21 Registration Procedures .................................................................................................................22 Change of Name or Address.........................................................................................................23 Credit and Grading System ...........................................................................................................23 Repetition of Courses......................................................................................................................23 Academic Review .............................................................................................................................23 Maximum Load ................................................................................................................................23 Time Limit .........................................................................................................................................24 Substitution/Waiver of Graduation Requirements................................................................24 Reservation of Media Equipment ...............................................................................................24 Graduate Academic Calendar.......................................................................................................25 PART III - ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY PROCESS ...............................................26 Selecting a Dissertation Topic .....................................................................................................27 Linking Dissertation Work with Career Goals ........................................................................28 Requirements for Initiating the Advancement to Candidacy Process .............................28 The Dissertation Committee ........................................................................................................28 Composition of Dissertation Committee ..........................................................................29 Selecting Committee Members............................................................................................29 Part A - Qualifying Paper .....................................................................................................30 2


Part B - Oral Defense of Dissertation Proposal...............................................................31 The Dissertation Proposal....................................................................................................31 Distance Defense ..........................................................................................................32 Proposal Defense..............................................................................................................................34 Institutional Review Board...................................................................................................36 Format for Dissertation Proposals .....................................................................................37 Style and Form of the Proposal...........................................................................................38 Advancement to Candidacy .................................................................................................39 PART IV – DISSERTATION .........................................................................................................40 Writing the Dissertation .................................................................................................................41 Dissertation Defense .......................................................................................................................41 Procedural Guidelines for Dissertation Defense.....................................................................43 After the Dissertation Defense .....................................................................................................44 Preparing for Graduation .....................................................................................................45

PROGRAM CHECKLIST ...............................................................................................................46 DOCTORAL PROGRAM PLANNING FORM ........................................................................47 GENERAL FORMS ..........................................................................................................................48 CANDIDACY/DISSERTATION FORMS .................................................................................49 FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES.........................................................................................50

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

This handbook serves as a supplement to the University of San Diego 2009-2011 Graduate Bulletin. Policies and procedures outlined in the Graduate Bulletin and in this handbook are applicable to all doctoral students who enter the program in 2009. The policies in this handbook are subject to change. Students will be informed of revisions via the Doctoral Program Listserv via your USD email address. Forms discussed in this handbook are available in the Leadership Studies office, in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences or on line via our website or the MySanDiego portal. Completed forms should be returned to the Leadership Studies office. On occasion, forms may be updated. Questions about doctoral procedures, forms, or other administrative matters should be addressed to the Leadership Studies office: 619-260-8839.

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the main campus telephone number for USD? (619) 260-4600. All USD phone numbers begin with 260. 2. How do I contact the Department Assistant? Email Carmen McBride at cvalencia@sandiego.edu or by calling (619) 260-8839. 3. How do I find out what classes are being offered each semester? Go to http://my.sandiego.edu and, (1) Select the One Stop Services tab, (2) Click on the “Course Schedule” link, (3) Select the Term and hit “Submit”, (4) Search for classes (hint: to find all the courses our department offers in that term, use EDLD as the “Subject Code”) 4. How do I get in touch with the faculty? Each faculty member’s e-mail address is located on the both the USD website (find people) and the SOLES website (faculty directory). 5. What is the policy on dropping or adding a class? Please refer to the graduate bulletin and SOLES Graduate Student Policies, which can be found on our website at www.sandiego.edu/soles/students/policies.php, on this policy and other important procedures. 6. How do I find where my classroom is located? This information is listed on the Class Schedule. See Question #3 above. 7. Do I need a USD email account? Yes, all students should obtain a USD email account upon initial registration. This account will also allow you access to view your grades, class schedules and pay your student bill on line through MySanDiego.edu. It is very important to check your USD email account frequently because it is often the only way you will receive important program and university information and updates. 8. How do I get questions answered about Financial Aid? If you are receiving Financial Aid directly from SOLES (i.e.: SOLES Loan or SOLES scholarship) contact the Dean’s office at (619) 260-7475. Questions about federal or other Financial Aid should be directed to the One Stop Student Center at (619) 260-2700 or via their website: http://www.sandiego.edu/financial_aid/ 9. How do I get billing questions answered? All Master’s students can obtain student account information by logging into their my.sandiego.edu account. Questions about your student account should be directed to the One Stop Student Center. The One Stop is located on the bottom level of the Hahn University Center, room 126 (formerly the Torero Grille). Thirty minute parking is available adjacent to the center.

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Important Phone Numbers, Emails and Websites For appointments, students need to call their advisors directly. For an appointment with the Leadership Studies Department Chair students may contact the departmental Executive Assistant by emailing leadershipstudies@sandiego.edu or at 619-260-4637. Leadership Studies Faculty and Administration Paula Cordeiro, Ed.D., Dean Cheryl Getz, Ed.D., Department Chair Robert Donmoyer, Ph.D. Fred Galloway, Ed.D. Steve Gelb, Ph.D. Annie Guanciale, Executive Assistant David Herrera, Ed.D. Lea Hubbard, Ph.D. Frank Kemerer, Ph.D. Pat Libby, M.S. , Program Dir, Nonprofit Melinda Martin, ELDA Director Linda Martinez, Ed.D. Carmen McBride, Executive Assistant Mary McDonald, Ph.D. Sr. Terri Monroe, Ed.D. Athena Perrakis, Ph.D. George Reed, Ph.D. Laura Stein, M.A., Assistant Dir., Nonprofit Beth Yemma, M.Ed., Assistant Director

260-4540 260-4289 260-7445 260-7435 260-4839 260-4637 TBA 260-7818 260-7789 260-7782 260-7789 260-4213 260-8839 260-2747 260-4291 260-8896 260-7444 260-7442 260-7790

cordeiro@sandiego.edu cgetz@sandiego.edu donmoyer@sandiego.edu galloway@sandiego.edu

sgelb@sandiego.edu annieg@sandiego.edu davidherrera@sandiego.edu

lhubbard@sandiego.edu fkemerer@sandiego.edu plibby@sandiego.edu

melinda@sandiego.edu TBA cvalencia@sandiego.edu marymc@sandiego.edu tmonroe@sandiego.edu athena@sandiego.edu

george.reed@sandiego.edu lbstein@sandiego.edu byemma@sandiego.edu

School of Leadership and Education Sciences Receptionist Dean’s Office

260-4538 260-4540

USD Frequently Visited Departments Bookstore 260-4551 http://www.usdbookstore.com/ Campus Information/Operator 260-4600 Copley Library (Jade Winn 260-6885 http://marian.sandiego.edu/ Research Librarian for Education) Credentials (Tedi Kostka) 260-4821 tkostka@sandiego.edu One Stop Student Center 260-2700 onestop@sandiego.edu or (Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts) http://www.sandiego.edu/onestop Writing Center 260-4581 http://www.sandiego.edu/writingcenter Department Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/programs/leadership_studies 6


PART I

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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LEADERSHIP STUDIES DOCTORAL PROGRAM COMPONENTS LEADERSHIP CORE 18 UNITS

RESEARCH & EVALUATION 15 UNITS AREA OF SPECIALIZATION*

PUBLIC/ PRIVATE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

NONPROFIT/ PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP/ CONSULTING

INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM

18 UNITS

18 UNITS

18 UNITS

18 UNITS

18 UNITS

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

DISSERTATION SEMINAR - 3 UNITS DISSERTATION - 9 UNITS 12 UNITS

TOTAL UNITS - 63 UNITS** *Note:

Specific Courses are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor. An International Leadership Experience is also required. (See page 13)

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The doctoral program of some students may exceed the 63-unit minimum requirement. 8


PROGRAM COMPONENTS The University of San Diego's doctoral program in Leadership Studies consists of five components: 1. Leadership Component (18 units) EDLD 600: Leadership Theory and Practice (3 units) EDLD 601: Organizational Theory and Change (3 units) EDLD 602: Leadership, Inquiry and Research I (3 units) EDLD 603: Ethics and Leadership (3 units) EDLD 604: The Policy-Making Process (3 units) EDLD 605: Adult Development (3 units) 2.

Research and Evaluation Component (15 units) Required courses: EDLD 606: Leadership, Inquiry and Research II (3 units) EDLD 607: Applied Statistics & Quantitative Research Methods (3 units) EDLD 608: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units) Electives* (select two): EDLD 582: Survey Research Methods (3 units) EDLD 612: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3 units) EDLD 613: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3 units) * Other research courses may qualify when approved by the department. 3.

Area of Specialization (18 units) With the assistance and approval of their advisors, students select electives to acquire an area of specialization. Students are encouraged to take an Internship (EDLD 591/592) as part of this component. An International Leadership Experience is required and may also count towards one’s area of specialization. . Specializations: - Higher Education Leadership - Public/Private School Leadership - Nonprofit/Philanthropic Leadership and Management - Organizational Leadership/Consulting - Individualized Program

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International Experience

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Dissertation Component (12 units) EDLD 610: Dissertation Seminar (3 units) EDLD 695: Dissertation (9 units)

Further details regarding components 3, 4 and 5 will follow. TOTAL DOCTORAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 63 SEMESTER UNITS Students may use the Program Checklist to keep track of their progress.

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LEADERSHIP COMPONENT - 18 UNITS This component offers an interdisciplinary and multicultural opportunity to study leadership. The six courses (18 units) are designed to enable the doctoral student to explore, understand, and critique theories, concepts, competencies, and values/ethics related to leadership. In the process, students are encouraged to develop and to critically explore specific strategies for implementing these philosophies. Generally, students take EDLD 602 and EDLD 600 at the outset of the program. EDLD 600 Leadership Theory and Practice This course introduces students to a leadership model for mobilizing groups in a variety of settings to confront and deal with problematic realities, begin to learn new ways of thinking and behaving and accomplish worthwhile tasks. The course is a combination of lecture, discussions and experiential exercises. The intent is for the class to learn by examining its own behavior as it struggles with dilemmas of leadership in the classroom. Students will be exposed to key ideas and concepts in the field of leadership that provide a foundation for further inquiry, study and practice while at USD. EDLD 601 Organizational Theory and Change (3) Students critically review classical and contemporary theories of organization using the multiple perspectives of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and political science. Discussions center on the nature of organizations and the analysis of organizational culture. Also examined are several models of organizational change including rational, developmental, political and cultural models. The relationship of each of these to leadership in organizations is explored, and strategies for facilitating the change process are assessed. EDLD 602 Leadership, Inquiry & Research I (3) This course focuses on the development of the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to successfully complete doctoral research requirements. Students are introduced to the areas of inquiry, scholarly writing and critical analysis. They apply their learning to the Leadership Studies literature through completion of required course projects. EDLD 603 Ethics and Leadership (3) This course explores the values dimension of leadership behavior. Within the context of the Judeo-Christian tradition and other traditions, students discuss and develop ethical standards of behavior for leaders. Case studies give students the opportunity to apply theoretical and philosophical ideas.

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EDLD 604 The Policy-Making Process (3) This course allows students to explore different models of making and implementing policies in complex public and private organizations. Case studies are used to analyze various policy-making processes. Skills used by leaders and collaborators to make policies that change their organizations are discussed. EDLD 605 Adult Development (3) Students will examine key classic and contemporary conceptual frameworks that offer theoretical perspectives on adult development and their implications for leadership. A primary focus of the course is for students to refine their own evolving philosophy of leadership in light of these theories. The class is designed to help students integrate the meaning of the learning and relate it to themselves and their relationships, academically, professionally, and personally.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION COMPONENT-15 UNITS The purpose of the research and evaluation component is to enable the student to develop research knowledge and skills and apply these to a successful completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Required courses: EDLD 606 Leadership, Inquiry & Research II (3) This course provides students with the opportunity to read and critically assess seminal empirical research in foundational disciplines pertaining to the study of leadership. This exposure enables students not only to distinguish between exemplary and lesser quality work, but also to view and practice the process of developing research questions through the mastery of a body of literature. In addition to learning about the development of research questions and the qualities of good questions, students will learn to write literature reviews and to link questions to appropriate research methodologies. Prerequisite: EDLD 602: Leadership, Inquiry and Research I EDLD 607 Applied Statistics and Quantitative Research Methods (3) This course encompasses the hypothesis testing of the mean, ANOVA, the chi square test, and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Emphasis is placed on understanding statistical procedures commonly used in

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quantitative research in the fields of education and leadership studies and applying it to the inferential analyses of the quantitative data. The course also incorporates the statistical analysis components of the SPSS software package. EDLD 608 Qualitative Research Methods (3) This course considers the underlying philosophy of qualitative research, the type of research questions various methods appropriately address, and an overview of the major qualitative methodologies. Assignments provide guided practice in data collection, analysis, and presentation of research, moving gradually from less to more complex qualitative methodologies. Students acquire beginning skills in qualitative research and are able to critically evaluate qualitative studies in the literature.

Research Electives (select two from below*): * Other research courses may be approved by the department EDLD 612 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3) This course involves students in developing and executing a small study using qualitative methodology. Students prepare a proposal for the study they design, translate their proposal into a second proposal for the Institutional Review Board, receive Institutional Review Board approval, collect and analyze data, and report their findings in written form, in a traditional academic conference presentation format, and in an alternative format that is appropriate for a different sort of audience. Emerging, cutting-edge approaches to qualitative research are also reviewed as part of this class. Prerequisite: EDLD 608 EDLD 613 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3) This course is designed to help students develop the research skills necessary to do high quality quantitative research for their dissertations. Students will be expected to master the following four basic objectives: (1) master the fundamentals of multiple regression analysis; (2) understand what it means to make a robust statistical inference; (3) learn how to formulate research questions and testable hypotheses; and (4) design, analyze, and present an original empirical project. Prerequisite: EDLD 607

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EDLD 582 Survey Research Methods (3) This course assists students in conducting and critically evaluating survey research. The course explores various survey methods such as mail questionnaires, telephone interviews, and face-to-face interviews, and covers key principles in developing surveys. EDLD XXX* Action Research Methods This course is in development, the course description will be available on our website. EDLD XXX* Grounded Theory and Ethnography This course is in development, the course description will be available on our website. * Course number to be assigned in the future, will run as EDLD 579 for up to two offerings.

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION - 18 UNITS PURPOSE: An important aspect of the doctorate in Leadership Studies is the Area of Specialization requirement which enables each student to design a 18-unit sequence of courses that will help the student develop knowledge and skills in a specific area of interest. Students are encouraged to take an Internship (EDLD 591/592) as part of their Area of Specialization. Examples of courses in four existing areas of specialization are listed below; if one of the existing specializations is not appropriate, the student, in consultation with his/her advisor may design an individualized specialization. Students may select courses from the Graduate Schools of Business, Law, Nursing, Peace Studies, and graduate courses in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences with the approval of their advisor.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: Note: Specialization areas may be added. Specific courses will be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. Courses which require permission from the respective program director/coordinator or the instructor are marked with an asterisk (*). (A) Examples of courses relevant to K-12 Public/Private School Leadership EDLD 552 School Law (or LWFC 530 Education Law in the School of Law) EDLD 581 Special Topics in Leadership Studies (e.g., Spotlight Series, ELDA Summer Institute) EDLD 591 Leadership Internship

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EDLD 620 Seminar on the Law and Politics of Educational Policy Dev. EDUC 501 Family, School, and Community Partnerships EDUC 511 Educational Reform EDUC 581 Multicultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education LWVL 520 Child Rights and Remedies (School of Law)* (B)

Examples of courses relevant to Higher Education Leadership EDLD 530: Creative Leadership EDLD 535: Models of Participatory Leadership EDLD 565: Dynamics of Race, Gender, and Culture in H.E. EDLD 571: Histories, and Philosophy of Higher Ed EDLD 573: Economics of Education EDLD 575: The Community College EDLD 576: Community College Leadership EDLD 577: Higher Education Policy EDLD 578: Higher Education Administration EDLD 581: Special Topics—CCLDI Leadership Academy EDLD 585: Leadership for Change EDLD 591/592: Leadership Internship

(C)

Examples of courses relevant to Nonprofit/Philanthropic Leadership & Management EDLD 501: Nonprofit Management Fundamentals (3 units)* EDLD 535: Models of Participatory Leadership EDLD 585: Leadership for Change EDLD 503: Nonprofit Finance (3 units) * EDLD 506: Resource Development and Fundraising (3 units)* EDLD 507: Community Organizing and Change (3 units)* EDLD 508: Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (2 units)* EDLD 509: Legal Issues for Nonprofit Corporations (1 unit)* EDLD 510: Board Management and Leadership (2 units)* EDLD 511: Strategic Planning and Positioning (3 units)* EDLD 517: Capital & Endowment Campaign Planning (2 units)* EDLD XXX: Nonprofit And Philanthropic Studies: A Seminar on the Field’s Emerging Research and Knowledge Base (3 units) (D) Examples of courses relevant to Organizational Leadership Consulting EDLD 530: Special Topics-Creative Leadership (1 unit) EDLD 535: Models of Participatory Leadership (3 units) EDLD 580: Consulting to Groups (3 units) EDLD 585: Leadership for Change (3 units) EDLD 591/592: Leadership Internship (3 units) EDLD XXX: Purpose-Based Consulting (Modules I, II, and III) EDLD XXX: Situational Leadership (1 unit) Additional courses are being developed by faculty in this area.

Note: Courses with XXX are in the new or experimental phase, a permanent number will be assigned in the future, they will run as EDLD 579 for up to two offerings.

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INTERNSHIP - INDEPENDENT STUDY: EDLD 591 / 592

Leadership Internship-Doc (3 units)

The purpose of the leadership internship is to provide doctoral students with the opportunity to engage in professional situations in which they will explore leadership processes. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in EDLD 591 and, possibly, EDLD 592, as part(s) of their Area of Specialization. Please visit the Internship section of the Leadership Studies website for details about selecting an internship site and completing internship requirements. Contact Peggy Hetherington at 619-260-8804 or peggyh@sandiego.edu for information concerning internships. EDLD 699 Independent Study (1-6 units) The purpose of the independent study is to explore in-depth a topic of interest and importance to a student. Independent study activities include, but are not limited to, conducting library research, implementing a pilot study or an individual action research study, conducting a program evaluation or policy analysis, preparing and/or implementing a staff development project. Any full-time faculty member may advise independent study students each semester, including summer session. The student may register for 1 to 6 units of independent study per semester, but may only apply a maximum of nine units of independent study to his/her doctoral program. Students must complete the Application for Independent Study or Research form and obtain the signatures of the faculty supervisor, Department Chair, and the Associate Dean prior to registering for the course.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE All students enrolled in the Department of Leadership Studies are expected to participate in an International experience as part of their studies. This requirement can be met through either credit or non-credit bearing experiences.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: An international experience is defined as an opportunity for students to interact with a culture other than their own in a manner that fosters their personal and professional growth,

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promotes cultural understanding, and prepares them for working more effectively with diverse communities. Through this experience it is hoped that students will: • • • •

develop a deeper understanding of another culture appreciate its differences and similarities consider its gifts and challenges, and understand the educational and practical implications of cultural diversity and globalization issues.

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA: All students enrolled in the DLS are expected to participate in a multi-cultural experience as part of their studies. In rare circumstances, where students are able to demonstrate a deep understanding of how their experience with other cultures influences the way they lead and manage, they may petition their advisor for an exemption to the requirement.

OPTIONS FOR FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENT: Students, in consultation with their advisor, can determine the best way to fulfill the internationalization requirement. Options may include but not be limited to the following: 1. Students may carry out one of their applied projects with an international nonprofit as long as the project includes a multi-cultural experience. By a multi-cultural experience we mean working closely with people from another culture to incorporate their values into the product you are helping to create for that organization. The organization and the project must be approved in advance by the faculty member who is teaching that course. 2. Students may take an approved international course that we offer at USD either for credit or not for credit. The course must be centered on or contain a component that reflects the stated goals of the international experience. 3. Students may take a course at USD that has an international component embedded within it – i.e., specific curricula, reading and assignment – as long as that component reflects the stated goals of the international experience. 4. Students may participate in an international internship including being placed in Mexican schools, universities and community organizations. 5. Students may choose to engage in a sustained period of systematic language study. 6. Students may participate in one of the international speaker events held through the school of Peace Studies or one of the visiting lecturers and faculty at SOLES from abroad. Students would write a comparative essay or a reflective essay on how these issues are

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handled abroad and how they might relate to safe schools policies and implementation at home, for example. 7. Occasionally with permission from the advisor, students may take, for either credit or not for credit, an international course that we approve from another university. (Courses taken for credit to fulfill USD degree requirements must also have the approval from the program director/department chair and associate dean.)

ASSESSMENT: All DLS degree candidates will be required to demonstrate the learning that results from their participation in international experiences. Possibilities include but are not limited to the following: • • • • • •

Written reflection (for example, a comparative or reflective essay on how specific issues are handled abroad and how they might relate to policies and their implementation in the US), electronic presentation, oral presentation tied to degree-culminating portfolio or capstone project, international experience paper submitted to a specially designated course, participation in department- or school-wide symposia on international experiences, one-to-one conference between student and faculty or class discussion.

IMPLEMENTATION: The student should complete Part I of the SOLES International Experience Requirement Application form, prior to engaging in the intended experience. Once student has completed this requirement, it is incumbent upon him/her to receive a sign-off from the faculty member offering the qualifying course or supervising the experience. Complete documentation of the experience must be submitted to your advisor within one month of the international experience and at least two weeks prior to program completion. If the qualifying course has been taken at an institution other than USD, and the student wishes to use the course credit to fulfill degree requirements, the student is responsible (in advance) for ensuring the grade and credit for that course is transferable, and then they must make sure to follow the USD Transfer of Credit guidelines.

DISSERTATION COMPONENT EDLD 610 Dissertation Seminar (3) In this seminar students work with faculty and student peers to develop and refine a proposal for the research project that eventually leads to the dissertation.

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Before signing up for this course, students should have a firm topic for their research. Students read and critique proposals of recent graduates, and begin a draft of their dissertation proposals. Prerequisites: All leadership and research courses, at least 12 specialization elective units, selection of a dissertation chair and at least one committee member, and completion of Part A of the Advancement to Candidacy process. EDLD 695 Dissertation (9) The candidate is required to sign up at least for one unit of EDLD 695 each fall and spring in order to maintain continuous enrollment. The candidate has flexibility with respect to the amount of 695 units he/she wishes to register for each semester, depending on the candidate's progress with regard to the completion of the dissertation and the seven-year time limit for completion of the doctoral program. To register for 695 units, the doctoral candidate should follow normal registration procedures to register for the desired number of units with his/her dissertation chair. If the number of units for which the candidate wishes to register with his/her chair is not listed, he/she needs to contact the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant to have a section of EDLD 695 with the appropriate number of units added to the schedule. Failure to register for 695 units with the candidate's chair will result in improper processing of the candidate's grade report at the end of the semester and may result in the candidate receiving an administrative F for the semester. After completing 9 units of EDLD 695, the candidate must continuously register during the Fall and Spring semester* for at least one unit of 695 each semester to maintain candidacy until the dissertation has been approved by the committee. These extra units are not counted toward the 63 units required for degree completion. Leaves of absence are not permitted once the student has advanced to candidacy. If a candidate’s chair reports "no progress" or has not heard from the candidate, i.e. has not received the product that the chair and the candidate had mapped out for that particular semester, the candidate will receive a grade of F. If this occurs, the candidate will not receive any credit for the EDLD 695 unit(s) for which he or she is registered that semester, and he or she may be dropped from the doctoral program. If the candidate’s chair reports that the candidate has made progress, the candidate will receive a grade of P (passing).

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*Students defending their dissertation and graduating in summer must be enrolled in the summer.

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PART II

GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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POLICES AND PROCEDURES ACADEMIC ADVISORS: Upon admission, new students are assigned a major advisor from among the Department of Leadership Studies faculty. Assignments are made based upon a variety of criteria such as student requests, faculty load, and faculty interest in the student's area of research. Normally the major advisor serves as the student’s advisor throughout the student's program. Students, however, may change their advisors at any point in the program as their areas of interest develop or change. Such requests are normally honored without hesitation. Students must complete a Change of Advisor form, which includes the new advisor’s signature before the change becomes official. Although it is not required, students are encouraged to notify their previous advisor prior to processing and submission of the Change of Advisor form. The advisor helps the student plan a program which is both (1) responsive to the student’s needs and interests and (2) consistent with the policies described in this handbook. NOTE: Most faculty members are employed on nine-month contracts. Consequently, advisors may not be available for advisement during summer semesters. At the onset of your program – you may receive advising for initial course registration from the Assistant Director of Leadership Programming, Beth Yemma, who is employed year round. She may be reached at byemma@sandiego.edu or 619-260-7790. Continuing students should consult with their advisors about off-duty periods and plan programs accordingly, especially when at the dissertation stage.

LISTSERV:

Upon initial registration, students should obtain a USD email address and have this address added to the listserv by contacting the Leadership Studies office. This listserv is used to communicate with students about a variety of programmatic issues. Please notify the Leadership Studies office with any change in email address. Students are responsible for any information that is sent to them via the listserv.

PROGRAM PLANNING: Throughout the doctoral program, students, in consultation with their advisors, outline a course of study using the Doctoral Program Planning form. This form will be kept in the student’s file in the Leadership Studies office in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

STUDENT FORMS:

Forms discussed in this handbook are available either through the Leadership Studies office in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences building, room 271, in the back of this handbook, online in the MySanDiego portal, or at the Graduate Records’ or Registrar’s websites. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to obtain all of the required signatures on any form to be processed. However, our Executive Assistant (in MRH 271) is available to

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help in this matter. If you choose to rely on the Executive Assistant's help in this matter, please allow for a minimum turnaround of five to ten working days and plan the processing of your form accordingly. The Leadership Studies office does not assume responsibility for forms submitted late, incomplete, or any other way incongruent with the existing policies. The Leadership Studies Executive Assistant will be glad to assist you with any matters related to your doctoral studies here at the University of San Diego. However, we would like to remind you that there are specific issues that need to be handled directly by the respective campus offices. For Example, questions or concerns in relation to financial aid, tuition remission, tuition payment, and visa matters, can answered by expert personnel on campus, who are at the One Stop Student Center, located on the bottom level of the Hahn University Center, room 126 (formerly the Torero Grille). Thirty minute parking is available adjacent to the center.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

Students will register online via the Banner system (or walk-in register according to the guidelines specified for Independent Study, Internships, and other restricted courses). The Banner system is accessible through the MySanDiego portal (http://my.sandiego.edu). FAQs about this process can be found on the One Stop Services tab. Prior to registering, students should first consult with their academic advisor. Internship Registration: 1. Visit the Leadership Studies Internship Website (http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/programs/leadership_studies/internships) to review requirements. 2. Obtain a Leadership Studies Program Internship Application form from the Leadership Studies office or the website. Fill out the form and secure the signatures of the Internship Supervisor, the University Supervisor and the Director of Field Experiences signature. Make sure to adhere to the deadline for registering for an Internship as spelled out in the Graduate Bulletin. 3. To register for an Internship or Practicum during the Spring or Fall semester, students will need to walk-in register at the One Stop Services office with the Leadership Studies Program Internship Application form AFTER securing all of the required signatures and an ADD/DROP Form. Independent Study Registration: 1. Obtain an Application for Independent Study or Research form A) and an ADD/DROP Form. Fill out these forms in consultation with the faculty member with whom they are doing the Independent Study, and secure his/her signature. Then, turn the form into the Leadership Studies office, where the form will be routed for the approval of the Program Director/Department Chair and the Associate Dean. After all signatures have been obtained, the student will need to pick up the form and follow step 2 below. 2. Students will need to walk-in register at the One Stop Services office with the Application for Independent Study or Research form and the ADD/DROP

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Form AFTER securing all of the required signatures.

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS:

A student must complete a Change of Name and/or Change of Address form when necessary so that university personnel can stay in communication with him/her throughout his/her program. Since neither form includes a carbon copy to be forwarded to the Leadership Studies office, please notify the Executive Assistant of any such change as well. Failure to complete either form and to submit the updated information to the Registrar's office and the Executive Assistant will result in the student missing important deadlines and other extremely significant academic and administrative correspondence or announcements. If you wish to be included on the mailing lists after your graduation from the program, please do not forget to contact both the Leadership Studies office and the Alumni Relations office at 619-260-4819 or enroll on their website: http://www.sandiego.edu/alumni/. Please make sure to always keep these offices updated about your current mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

CREDIT AND GRADING SYSTEM A grade of less than “B-” is not acceptable for credit in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies, and the courses in which the grade was earned will not count toward the doctoral degree (see Repetition of Courses).

REPETITION OF COURSES:

A Student who has earned a grade less than “B-” in a course can repeat the course only one time. If the course is EDLD 602 or EDLD 606, the student must repeat the course the next time it is offered. Students who do not enroll at the next offering, will be restricted from taking any other coursework towards their doctoral degree until the course is repeated satisfactorily. Students are allowed to repeat only one course during their enrollment in the doctoral program.

ACADEMIC REVIEW:

Doctoral students are required to maintain a high level of scholarship, commitment to doctoral studies and at least a 3.0 USD GPA throughout the doctoral program. Failure to meet any of these standards at any point in the program will be cause for academic review. Students placed on academic review will be evaluated by their Advisor, the Department Chair and the Associate Dean. If a student’s progress is judged to be unsatisfactory, the student may: (1) be required to meet specific conditions to continue in the program, or (2) be disqualified from the Doctoral program.

MAXIMUM LOAD:

Six or more units per semester constitute full-time doctoral work. Doctoral students who are employed full time may not take more than six units per semester. No student may take more than 12 units per semester. Exceptions to this policy require written approval of the student's advisor and the Department Chair.

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LOAD DURING DISSERATION STAGE:

Students enrolled in at least ONE UNIT of EDLD 695 (Dissertation) are considered half time for financial aid purposes.

TIME LIMIT:

The entire doctoral program must be completed within seven years from the date the student was officially admitted into the program or first begins program coursework. Students are advanced to candidacy once they successfully complete Parts A and B of the Advancement to Candidacy Process. If a candidate does not make substantial progress each semester, he/she cannot meet the time limits. Exactly how progress is demonstrated is a matter to be decided between the candidate and his/her major advisor. Failure to complete the program within seven years will result in revocation of candidacy and/or suspension from the doctoral program. Only under unusual circumstances can a student request an extension of the time limit. This must be done in writing and approved by the advisor and the Department Chair. NOTE: Time spent on leave of absence does not extend the seven-year time limit for completion of the doctoral program.

SUBSTITUTION/WAIVER OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Leadership Studies core courses and research methods and evaluation courses must be taken in the Leadership Studies program at the University of San Diego. On rare occasions, students can substitute or waive a course requirement. Students must complete a Request for Substitution/Waiver of Graduation Requirements form and review it with their advisor. Students must provide a detailed rationale why the substitution/waiver is being made, indicating how the course objectives (of the course being substituted/waived) have been or will be met. Exemptions are rarely granted. The form should be submitted to the Leadership Studies office for review by the Department Chair. NOTE: Please refer to the Graduate Student Policies distributed by SOLES for further details regarding waivers.

RESERVATION OF MEDIA EQUIPMENT:

Students have the opportunity to use USD-owned media equipment for Dissertation Proposal Defenses, Dissertation Defenses, or any other academic or course-related presentation on campus. To reserve any media equipment such as a data projector, slide projector, video, computer, camera, extension cords, computer cables, etc., the student needs to notify the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant (MRH 275) no later than one week prior to the scheduled event. The Assistant will make the necessary reservations for SOLES Equipment or via USD Media Services using his/her personal USD Identification card. Please work closely with the Assistant regarding the reservation of Media Equipment. If the equipment is not available from SOLES and the Media Services cannot deliver the 24


equipment, it is the student’s responsibility to pick up and return all equipment in Maher Hall 186. As the student picks up the equipment, he/she is to ask the Media Services personnel to call the Assistant at extension 4637 for authorization of the student's checkout of the equipment. Please communicate directly with the Assistant if there are any changes or cancellations. It is the student's responsibility to return all checked-out equipment to Media Services as per the reservation schedule. All costs incurred due to late returns or damaged, non-returned or lost equipment will be billed to the student. Never may a student check out media equipment on the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant's card without prior approval from the Assistant. Failure to comply with these policies may result in the disqualification from the doctoral program.

GRADUATE ACADEMIC CALENDAR:

The academic calendar is available to view at: http://www.sandiego.edu/academiccalendar/ The academic calendar contains registration periods, fee payment and petition deadlines, start/end date to the semesters, holidays and other pertinent calendar information. All graduate students are responsible to abide by the dates and deadlines set forth in the Graduate Academic Calendar.

SOLES GRADUATE STUDENT POLICIES: In addition to General Policies and Procedures in this handbook, students are required to adhere to the School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate Student Policies, which can be found on our website at http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/students/policies.php

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PART III

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SELECTING A DISSERTATION TOPIC Ideally, doctoral students should try to focus their research interests after taking 2-4 semesters of coursework. Choosing a dissertation topic can be difficult if a student waits until the completion of coursework to begin this process. In an effort to help promote dissertation research, the faculty has listed the following suggestions for “finding� a topic: 1.

Begin by selecting one or more broad, general areas of interest.

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Develop a systematic reading program for these areas as follows: a. b. c. d.

Sign up for course work in these areas. Read textbooks and journals in these areas. Use paper assignments and bibliography assignments in current classes to begin a review of the literature related to topics of interest. Read research journals to learn of topics currently of interest to researchers and to study the techniques of doing and reporting research.

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Begin an idea notebook. Jot down ideas discussed in class, book titles and journal articles mentioned as important in the area of interest.

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Discuss dissertation ideas with fellow students and faculty members. Input and support from others keeps an idea alive.

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Attend professional conferences and seminars related to possible topics.

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Be attuned to the problems and concerns of personnel in one’s work setting. Sometimes, the best research ideas come from an expressed need.

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Enroll in EDLD 699: Independent Study to complete a review of the literature under the guidance of a professor with expertise in your area of interest; the professor who will serve as your dissertation chair should support the independent study.

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Become knowledgeable about a particular methodology appropriate for investigating the identified area of interest.

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LINKING DISSERTATION WORK WITH CAREER GOALS In addition to following the guidelines on the previous page, the faculty encourages students to try to align dissertation work with their career goals and to do the sorts of dissertations, which will develop the substantive and methodological expertise, which will be useful “on the job.� Students preparing for leadership positions, for instance, should consider doing a more application-oriented dissertation focused on problem solving in a particular organizational or policy context. This sort of dissertation would likely take the form of an action research project, a program evaluation, or a policy analysis. By contrast, students planning careers as researchers should plan on doing a more or less conventional dissertation. The distinction here is one of focus rather than rigor. Both traditional and applicationoriented dissertations must be done carefully and thoughtfully and both must exhibit excellence in conducting inquiry. Our students, however, will play different sorts of roles when they complete our program, and these different roles will require somewhat different approaches to inquiry. Consequently, the faculty expects these differences to be reflected in the dissertation focus and the type of topic selected.

REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIATING THE ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY PROCESS To advance to candidacy, students must complete a two-part process: Part A: Qualifying Paper and Part B: Oral Defense of the Dissertation Proposal. The following are prerequisites for initiating the advancement to candidacy process: 1. Completion of all required core courses and research and evaluation courses of the doctoral program except EDLD 610. 2. Completion of at least 12 specialization elective units. 3. Selection of the Dissertation Committee Chair and one committee member.

THE DISSERTATION COMMITTEE The dissertation committee assesses the Qualifying Paper (Part A of the Advancement to Candidacy Process), guides the work of the doctoral student during the process of developing an acceptable proposal and dissertation, and formally approves both the proposal and the dissertation after successful defenses of each.

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COMPOSITION OF DISSERTATION COMMITTEE: The committee shall include a minimum of three persons including the dissertation chair. The dissertation chair will be a faculty member from the Department of Leadership Studies. The chair must have served as a committee member on a minimum of two doctoral committees where the student successfully completed the dissertation defense. The second member must also be from the Department of Leadership Studies. The third member may be a SOLES or USD faculty member/administrator or from outside the University. Outside members must be approved by the dissertation chair, and a form indicating such approval must be filed in the Leadership Studies office, before anyone from outside of USD can be considered a member of the committee. Occasionally, students will include a fourth committee member. All dissertation committee members must have a doctorate from an accredited university. For members from outside USD, students need to complete the Outside Member - Dissertation Committee form, and include the prospective member’s vita. To complete the entire committee formation process, the student is responsible for getting all committee members signatures on the Doctoral Dissertation Committee / Part A form.

SELECTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS: The process for selecting a dissertation committee is as follows: 1. Select a chair based on your chosen area of interest. If this is not the student’s current advisor, the chair will then become the student’s program advisor for the remainder of his or her program and therefore, a Change of Advisor form must be completed. 2. The student meets with his/her advisor/chair to discuss the appropriateness of the topic for the candidate and the composition of the committee in terms of both substantive and methodological expertise. 3. The student then meets with potential committee members who will serve as associate advisors on the dissertation committee. The student explains his/her chosen area of interest and gives the potential committee members a brief abstract of the proposed research. When a professor or outside member accepts the invitation to serve on the committee, he/she indicates agreement by signing the Doctoral Dissertation Committee / Part A form. When an outside member is to be included on the committee, the outside member should not sign the form until the dissertation chair and the department have officially approved including the outside member on the student’s committee and appropriate paperwork has been submitted. After students develop the Part A - Qualifying Paper, changes to the committee may be made to better reflect either the substantive or the methodological components of the student's project that have emerged during Part A of the process. The committee initially selected, however, will serve through Part A of the Advancement to Candidacy Process. Changes in committee membership can be made only after a student has successfully

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completed Part A of the Advancement to Candidacy Process. Changes in committee membership should be noted on the original form in most cases.

PART A - QUALIFYING PAPER: The Qualifying Paper, usually written on a topic closely associated with the student’s intended dissertation topic. The paper must be a critical review of the literature. A student should review both the intended content and the planned form of the paper with his or her dissertation chair before undertaking Part A of the Qualifying Examination. It is recommended that what is agreed to, be written down and signed by both the student and the chair. Once agreement about the form and content of the Qualifying Paper is reached, the student will work independently on the project. The Qual A paper is treated as an exam and therefore the student will receive minimal support from the professors who read the final paper. This support could include offering some advice as to literature to consult and possible suggestions for organization. Upon submission, students will sign an agreement affirming that they have not worked with an editor. The project, which should be no less than 20 and no more than 40 pages, is an opportunity to assess a student's ability to think critically, conceptualize significant issues, follow standard APA guidelines (or the guidelines in another style manual that has been approved by the chair), and write an understandable, well-organized, and grammatically correct text. All of these skills are necessary to successfully complete a dissertation, and students must clearly demonstrate that they possess the above skills before they can move on to the dissertation phase of their programs. Part A is a prerequisite for EDLD 610 which is offered each spring semester. Students must submit their Part A form and an electronic copy of their paper no later than 3 weeks (15 business days) prior the start of the semester in which the student will be enrolling in EDLD 610. The following guidelines apply to assessing the Qualifying Paper and to determining whether or not a student has passed Part A of the Advancement to Candidacy Process: 1. Students must complete and submit the Dissertation Committee / Part A – form, along with a electronic copy of their Qualifying Paper, to the Leadership Studies office. (Re-submissions do not require a new form, but should include a cover sheet indicating that the paper is a resubmission.) Students should also give copies of their Qualifying Paper to their committee. NOTE: Students are permitted to submit the Dissertation Committee form with only a chair and 1 member. Additional members can be added at a later time. 2. The student's Qualifying Paper will be reviewed by the Dissertation Chair and one other committee member, determined by the chair. Selection normally will be based on expertise. Committee members who are not from the department normally will not be asked to serve as a second reader, unless there is a compelling reason to do so. 3. If both committee members grade the student's Qualifying Paper as PASS, the student's Qualifying Paper passes, and he/she is finished with that stage of the

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Advancement to Candidacy Process. 4. If both the committee members give the paper a failing grade, the student fails. Papers that are not judged acceptable must be revised and/or re-written based on the recommendations made by the reviewers, and resubmitted within 60 days of the “No Pass” notification. Students may re-submit the Qualifying Paper no more than once. Students who do not receive a grade of “Pass” after the second submission will not advance to candidacy and will be dropped from the doctoral program. 5. If one of the two readers grades the student's Qualifying Paper as PASS and the other as NO PASS, the readers shall ask a/the third member of the dissertation committee, or a mutually agreed upon faculty member (if the committee is not fully formed) to review and grade the student's Qualifying Paper. If the third reviewer grades the paper as PASS, the student's Qualifying Paper passes. Conversely, if the third reviewer grades the paper as NO PASS, then the student's Qualifying Paper fails, and he/she needs to follow the procedures outlined above. 6. The Chair is responsible for completing the form and submitting it to the Leadership Studies office. The form is kept in the student’s master file. If the paper is judged unacceptable, the same form is used to record assessments of the re-submission. 7. Students will be notified in writing upon successful completion of Part A. 8. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to enroll in EDLD 610. Consult the Leadership Studies office for registration procedures.

PART B - ORAL DEFENSE OF DISSERTATION PROPOSAL: The purpose of the proposal defense is to assess the merits of the proposed research and the ability of the doctoral candidate to conduct the proposed research. The proposal must be defended in a formal meeting, attended by all members of the student’s committee. To complete Part B, all members of the student’s committee must accept and sign off on the Qualifying Exam - Part B: Dissertation Proposal Approval form. If a student fails the proposal defense twice, he/she will not advance to candidacy and will be dropped from the doctoral program.

THE DISSERTATION PROPOSAL: Once a student has successfully passed Part A of the Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy, he/she may formally begin the dissertation process. Before a student begins collecting data, however, he/she must successfully complete Part B of the Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy: Oral Defense of the Dissertation Proposal and submit his/her study to be approved by the USD Institutional Review Board (IRB). Additionally, depending on the study, it may be necessary to obtain approval of the IRB of the organization in which the student is conducting his/her study. 

Drafting The Proposal During the writing of the proposal (which is generally 20-30 pages in length), the

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candidate will work with the dissertation chair and other members of the committee to refine the proposal. The chair will review successive versions of the proposal, giving critiques of them, until he or she judges that the candidate has a proposal that is ready for approval. The proposal will then be reviewed by other committee members. Committee members with relevant expertise (e.g. in the area of research methodology) may also be consulted during the proposal writing process. 

Working Session The student and chair may arrange a working session with the entire committee several weeks before the proposal defense. This informal meeting allows the student to question the committee members as to their opinions regarding the proposal. A working session well in advance of the proposal defense may avoid confusion at the defense, especially when suggestions by the committee members appear to conflict. The working session provides an opportunity to resolve apparent conflicts among committee members and makes clear to the student the “rules of the game” which will be operative during the proposal defense.

Schedule Defense Date After the chair and all committee members agree that the proposal can be defended, the candidate arranges a formal meeting with his/her committee to obtain formal approval for the proposal. The approval meeting is open to all faculty, students and guests.

File Petition with Department Office/Executive Assistant A completed Request for Date of Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Defense form must be turned into the Executive Assistant in the Leadership Studies office at least two weeks prior to the defense. By signing the Request for Date of Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Defense form, the dissertation chair and committee members indicate that a) they agree to the date and time for the defense as requested by the student on the form; and b) they have received a copy of, reviewed and approved of the student's dissertation proposal in the form it will be defended. It is the student's responsibility; not the Executive Assistant's to secure all of the necessary signatures on the form and to further ensure that the committee members are aware of the implications of their signature Keeping the sometimes time-consuming process of obtaining the chair's approval of the dissertation abstract in mind, we ask the candidate to start this process four to six weeks prior to the scheduled defense in order to meet the one week deadline for distribution of the announcement. The announcement cannot be distributed unless the abstract has been approved of accordingly. Distance Defenses In rare cases (such as someone living in another country), students will be permitted to defend dissertation proposals and final dissertations via distance. Such cases need to be approved by the Department Chair in advance of scheduling the defense with

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the Leadership Studies office. A student must complete the Request to Defend Via Distance form and submit it to the Department Chair 30 days prior to date of defense, indicating the extenuating circumstances which would prevent personal attendance at the defense. Upon approval from the Department Chair, the student will communicate with the Leadership Studies office to schedule the room and arrange the a/v and conference calling or video conferencing equipment. All other deadlines for filing abstracts and announcements will apply. Once the student has submitted the signed Request for Date of Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Defense form to the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant, the latter will schedule a room, mark the room reservation on the form, and distribute copies of the completed form to the student and his/her dissertation chair. The proposal defense must be held on the University of San Diego campus. On the request form, the student must indicate any a/v or media equipment he or she wishes to have available for the Dissertation Proposal Defense. For further information about procedural guidelines in regards to reservation of media equipment, please refer to the corresponding section on page 21 of this handbook. 

Compose Abstract and Announcement At this time, the student prepares the Dissertation Proposal Abstract (maximum of 350 words) and the Dissertation Proposal Defense Announcement. The abstract must be approved by the dissertation chair prior to submission to the Leadership Studies office. Samples of both documents can be found in the MySanDiego Portal. The abstract needs to be typed in the type setting Times New Roman with a Font of 12 pt and 1 ½ line spacing, a sample of the format can be found in the MySanDiego Portal. Students should download the template for the announcement online.

Content and Format of the Proposal For specific information about the contents and format of the dissertation proposal abstract, the student needs to consult with his or her dissertation chair. However, generally speaking, the student needs to address the following items in his or her proposal abstract: -

the purpose of the study a historical outline of highlights in the previous literature (if any) the methodology of the study the research questions that will guide the study

Students must follow the APA guidelines for both the dissertation proposal abstract and the dissertation proposal. 

Abstract Preparation The student must submit the abstract to his or her dissertation chair and after the chair has edited the abstract (if necessary), he or she will return the edits to the student. The student then makes the revisions and submits the abstract to the chair for final review. The dissertation chair will submit the final revised version of the abstract via email to the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant no later than one

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Distribution of the Announcement and Abstract The candidate must prepare the content of the formal announcement at least one week prior to the scheduled dissertation defense and forward it to the Executive Assistant for distribution. The Assistant will distribute the announcement and abstract to the following: 1.

The USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences full-time faculty via email.

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The Dean’s office by way of paper copies in mailboxes.

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School of Leadership and Education Sciences bulletin boards.

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All doctoral students in the SOLES and masters students in the Leadership Studies program via the program listervs.

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Submit the event to the university posting system so that it appears on the SOLES and department website event listings.

Copies of the Proposal By submitting the Request for Date of Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Defense form, the candidate has already indicated that he or she has already provided a copy of the dissertation proposal to each committee member. If, at that time, the candidate was asked by his or her committee to incorporate minor changes, the candidate then needs to re-submit the revised version to each member of his or her committee at least one week prior to the defense. An electronic copy of the revised proposal also needs to be submitted to the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant in the event other faculty members and/or students wish to read the proposal prior to the defense.

It is important that the student adhere to the deadlines outlined above. Failure to comply with any one or all of the deadlines in connection with the Dissertation Proposal Defense will result in the student having to reschedule the defense to a later date!

PROPOSAL DEFENSE Prior to the Dissertation Proposal Defense, the student needs to obtain a Qualifying Exam: Part B - Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Approval form and bring it to the defense to be signed by the committee immediately following the proposal defense. The Dissertation Proposal Defense will follow these guidelines:

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The dissertation chair introduces the candidate and committee members to the guests. The chair states the procedures to be followed during the meeting. The candidate gives a personal background statement and tells why she/he is interested in the topic. The chair asks the candidate to summarize the proposal (objectives and design) in an approximately 20 minute statement. The chair invites the committee members to question the candidate. a. Committee members may be requested to take turns. b. Committee members may address particular sections of the proposal. c. Committee members may follow up on their original questions. Either during the committee question-answer period or at the end of the committee questions, the chair invites questions from the faculty. After the opportunity for asking questions is extended to other faculty present, questions from others are solicited. At a prearranged time or when the questioning is finished, the chair closes the meeting. The committee then meets privately to decide whether to approve the proposal at this point in the existing form, approve it with specified modifications, or require the student to radically rewrite the proposal and/or defend the rewritten proposal at a second public meeting. The candidate is then informed of the committee’s decision. Note: If a candidate should fail to have his or her proposal accepted at a second proposal approval meeting, the candidate will have failed the candidacy exam and be dropped from the program.

If the student successfully defends his or her proposal, the Qualifying Exam: Part B Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Approval form will be signed by all committee members after the proposal defense. Upon completion of Part B of the Advancement to Candidacy Process, the student needs to secure the Institutional Review Board's approval of the proposal by following the procedures outlined by the Provost Office. After the student receives all approvals, he/she must submit the Qualifying Exam: Part B Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Approval form and a corrected revision of the proposal (via email) to the Leadership Studies Programs Office. Once all course requirements are completed and the Part B form, along with the final revised proposal, is submitted to the Leadership Studies office, the student is advanced to candidacy and will be notified in writing. If a student does not successfully defend his or her dissertation proposal, and the committee consequently withholds its signatures on the Qualifying Exam: Part B Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Approval form, the student is entitled to repeat Part B of the Advancement to Candidacy Process once. Although the student is encouraged to repeat his or her second and last attempt to pass Part B of the Advancement to Candidacy Process within 60 days of having failed the first defense, he or she, in consultation with the dissertation committee, may schedule his or her second defense within an agreed upon time frame.

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INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB): It is recommended for the student to begin the process of obtaining the IRB approval at least one month prior to the expected start date of data collection. Keep in mind that the IRB meets only once per month to review proposals requiring full review. Submissions for full review (after approval of the SOLES IRB representative and Associate Dean) must be made two weeks prior to the IRB meeting that month. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly, except in August, in order to administer oversight of proposals meeting the criteria for full review. The IRB full review meeting schedule is listed on the provost’s website along with a list of IRB committee members. Doctoral students and/or principal investigators (PIs) should note that both exempt review and expedited review proposals are handled on an on-going basis without submission deadlines by the IRB Administrator. All Instructions for submitting IRB proposals are on the provost’s website: http://www.sandiego.edu/administration/academicaffairs/irb/ Students must obtain approval from the USD Institutional Review Board. Approval must be obtained before any research is done. Students must file the required documents and follow the established guidelines set forth by the Institutional Review Board. Obtaining Signatures for the IRB Proposal After preparing the complete proposal, the students should sign the cover sheet and submit it to their chair, along with the proposal, for final approval. Once approved and signed, the dissertation chair will then forward the proposal to Associate Dean’s Executive Assistant who will then facilitate and track the progress of the remaining approvals needed, first by the School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ IRB Representative and then by the Associate Dean. Finally, the proposal will be delivered to the incumbent Chair of the IRB for expedited review. Note: If the proposal requires Full Review, the Executive Assistant will notify the student to pick up the proposal and make sixteen (16) copies to be submitted along with the original to the IRB committee. Approval When the IRB returns the student's IRB proposal to the dissertation chair, it includes a Project Action Summary Form signed by the Provost. It is the student's responsibility and extremely important for him or her to obtain a copy of this form from his or her dissertation chair. A copy of this form will eventually be included in the student's dissertation and needs to be readily available at the time of the copying and binding of the dissertation. Optionally, signed copies of the Proposal Cover Sheet may also be included

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in the dissertation. The Dissertation Format manual includes direction as to order and pagination of these pages in the dissertation. The original IRB forms will be kept in the student's file in the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant's office. Students must also obtain the Research Project Report Form (Summary/Continuation Form) from their advisor. By default, each student is granted one year to complete his or her data collection. If, after one year, the student was unable to collect all of his or her data needed for the successful completion of his or her study, he or she needs to fill out the Research Project Report Form (Summary/Continuation Form), checkmark "Continuation," have it signed by his or her dissertation chair and forward it to the Dean’s office for final routing. If the student has successfully collected all of the data needed for the successful completion of his or her study within one year, he or she needs to fill out the Research Project Report Form (Summary/Continuation Form), checkmark "Summary," have it signed by his or her dissertation chair and also forward it to the Leadership Studies office for final routing.

FORMAT FOR DISSERTATION PROPOSALS: What follows is the standard format for organizing a dissertation proposal. In research, however, as in life, form should follow function. Consequently, students can deviate from the following format if they have compelling reasons to do so and they can convince their committee of the legitimacy of these reasons. 1. Title Page 2. Abstract 3. Background to the Study/Statement of the Problem This section - which is often presented as two separate but related sections - situates the proposed study within the context of a practical problem, an existing policy debate and/or a current theoretical controversy. It identifies a general problem and briefly describes the uncertainty and dissatisfaction with the present knowledge in the field for addressing the identified problem. This section should end with a clear statement about the sort of information and understanding, which is needed to begin to address the problem which has been identified. 4. Purpose of the Study In this section, the student must clearly and precisely identify the purpose of the study and indicate how the study will begin to respond to the needs identified at the end of the previous section. 5. Research Questions and/or Hypotheses In this section, the student restates the purpose(s) identified in the previous section in interrogative form. Specifically, the student states the objectives of the study in the form of clearly stated research questions and/or hypotheses. Research questions/hypotheses should flow logically from the discussion of the background of the study and should be consistent with the statement of the problem.

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6. Review of the Literature This section of the proposal demonstrates the student's familiarity with the major literature relevant to his or her research. Familiarity with the methods, measures and approaches used in previous research studies of the proposed topic should be demonstrated. The student also includes a detailed summary of the theoretical frameworks, which are pertinent to the study in this section of the proposal. It is important to show how the proposed research will build on previous research and conceptual frameworks. This review must be a critical analysis of the research literature. 7. Research Design and Methodology This section summarizes how the student plans to answer the research questions articulated in the proposal and meet the articulated purpose. The student may cite research design literature to support the methodological decisions made in the design, but citations and quotations should never substitute for providing readers a clear understanding of what the researcher plans to do and why it will be done. 8. Delimitations and Limitations This section should delimit the focus of the study and articulate whatever limitations the study may have. 9. Significance of the Study This section clearly articulates who is likely to benefit from the study and why these benefits are important. Much of what is included here should have been implicit in the Background to the Study/Statement of the Problem and the Purpose of the Research sections. Here the ideas are made explicit. 10. References The candidate is to list alphabetically the references used in the proposal. The list should include only those references cited in the proposal. 11. Appendices The candidate may include any materials in this section that do not properly belong in the body of the proposal. For example, a copy of the instrument or interview protocol may be included here.

STYLE AND FORM OF THE PROPOSAL: Dissertation proposals and dissertations must conform to the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, latest edition, unless approved by the dean’s office prior to the defense. The proposal is to be constructed in the style that will be used in the dissertation. The proposal should be typed, double-spaced, and approximately 20-30 pages long.

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ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY: The Department Chair will notify students of advancement to candidacy when they have successfully completed Part A and Part B and all required coursework, including the 18 units in the area of specialization. A copy of this letter is placed in the student's file. NOTE: Students who have advanced to candidacy must enroll for dissertation credit (695) each Spring and Fall semester and are not eligible for a leave of absence during this time.

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PART IV

DISSERTATION

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WRITING THE DISSERTATION After a student has successfully completed Part B of the Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy and has received approval from the IRB (if appropriate), he/she can begin the research process. Students are advised to work closely with their chair during the research process and the writing of the dissertation. Committee members with specialized expertise -e.g. in the area of research methodology-- also should be consulted during the research process when appropriate. Depending on the type of research conducted, completing a dissertation can take anywhere from one to two years. As the time of completion gets closer, students often revisit the doctoral handbook, Graduate Bulletin and the Leadership Studies website to ensure timelines are followed in executing the proper paperwork and accuracy in following established procedures. At this point, it is also important that students closely follow the deadlines for submitting the Petition for Graduation (as outlined in the SOLES Graduate Student Policies in Part III of this document). As students begin preparing their dissertation, they should download and review the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Format Manual. After the defense and prior to binding, students must have the format approved by the Leadership Studies office (using the checklist from the above listed manual).

DISSERTATION DEFENSE When the dissertation chair and committee members determine that the dissertation is ready to be defended, the candidate needs to obtain a Petition for Defense of Dissertation form and file the completed form with the Leadership Studies office at least two weeks prior to the defense. By signing the Petition for Defense of Dissertation form, the dissertation chair and committee members indicate that a) they agree to the date and time for the dissertation defense as requested by the candidate on the form; and b) they have received a copy of, reviewed and approved of the candidate's dissertation in the form it will be defended by the candidate on the day given on the form. It is the candidate's responsibility and not the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant's to secure all of the necessary signatures on the form and to further ensure that the committee members are aware of the implications of their signatures. Once the candidate has submitted the signed Petition for Defense of Dissertation form to the Executive Assistant, the latter will schedule a room, mark the room reservation on the form, and distribute the pertinent carbon copies of the completed form to the candidate and his/her dissertation chair. The dissertation defense must be held on the University of San Diego campus. On the request form, the student must indicate any a/v or media equipment he or she wishes to have available for the Dissertation Defense. For further information about procedural guidelines in regards to reservation of media equipment, please refer to page 21 of this handbook. At this time, the candidate prepares information to be included in the Dissertation Defense Announcement. A sample of the announcement can be found in the MySanDiego Portal.

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For specific information about the contents and format of the dissertation abstract, the candidate needs to consult with his or her dissertation chair. However, generally speaking, the candidate needs to address the following items in his or her abstract: - the purpose of the study - a historical outline of highlights in the previous literature (if any) - the methodology of the study - the research questions that guide the study In addition, the candidate must abide by the following guidelines with regards to the dissertation abstract: The word limit for the dissertation abstract is 350 words. The candidate needs to submit the abstract to his or her dissertation chair. After the chair has edited the abstract (if necessary), he or she will return the edits to the candidate. The candidate then makes the revisions and submits the abstract to the chair for final review. The dissertation chair will submit the final revised version of the abstract to the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant via email no later than one week prior to the scheduled defense. The candidate must prepare the content of the formal announcement and submit it to the Leadership Studies office at least one week prior to the scheduled dissertation defense. The student should download the announcement template and email their announcement to the Executive Assistant for distribution. The Assistant will distribute the announcement to the following: 1.

The USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences full-time faculty via email.

2.

The Dean’s office by way of paper copies in mailboxes.

3.

President, Vice-Presidents, and Deans of the University of San Diego via email.

4.

Director of Public Relations via email.

5.

School of Leadership and Education Sciences bulletin boards.

5.

All doctoral students in the SOLES and masters students in the EDLD program via the program listervs.

6.

Submit the event to the university posting system so that it appears on the SOLES and department website event listings.

Keeping the sometimes time-consuming process of obtaining the chair's approval of the dissertation abstract in mind, we ask that the candidate start this process four to six weeks prior to the scheduled defense in order to meet the one-week deadline for distribution of the announcement. The announcement cannot be distributed unless the abstract has been

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approved of accordingly. By submitting the Petition for Defense of Dissertation form, the candidate has already indicated that he or she has provided a copy of the dissertation to each committee member prior to submission of that form. If, at that time, the candidate was asked by his or her committee to incorporate minor changes such as correcting punctuation or spelling errors or the like after the initial submission, the candidate furthermore needs to submit to his or her committee a copy of the dissertation reflecting those changes at least one week prior to the dissertation defense. Dissertation chairs and committee members often prefer to get the final draft more than one week in advance. Students should check with them along the way to allow adequate time for committee members to read and review the dissertation. An electronic copy also needs to be submitted to the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant in the event other faculty and students wish to read the proposal prior to the defense. The student should prepare the Dissertation Defense Approval page (template available for download online) and print at least 7 copies to bring to the defense. These forms should be given to the chairperson prior to the start of the Dissertation Defense. It is important that the candidate adhere to the deadlines outlined above. Failure to comply with any one or all of the deadlines in connection with the Dissertation Defense will result in the candidate having to reschedule the defense to a later date! Candidates must follow the deadlines for completion of the dissertation defense that are listed in the USD Graduate Bulletin. The meeting in which the dissertation is defended is conducted in the presence of scholars skilled in research methodology and knowledgeable about the area of specialization studied. The meeting is facilitated by the dissertation chair and open to faculty members and current USD graduate students only. The meeting should be scheduled at a time when the faculty and others may attend. Faculty members should announce the defense meeting in their classes so that students are aware of the meeting.

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES FOR DISSERTATION DEFENSE: 1. The dissertation defense must be held on the USD campus. 2. The meeting will be held in a room with appropriate facilities for the candidate's presentation. 3. At the beginning of the meeting, the chair introduces the candidate and the members of the committee. Other people in attendance may be introduced at the chair's discretion. 4. The chair states the procedures to be followed during the meeting. 5. The candidate presents an overview of the dissertation: issue, procedure, conclusions, and recommendations. This usually takes approximately 20

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minutes. 6. The committee members ask questions of the candidate according to the announced procedure. The candidate answers the questions. 7. After the committee members have had their questions answered, the chair invites questions from the guests. 8. When all questions have been answered, the chair thanks those in attendance for coming and states that the committee will now meet in executive session (without the candidate). When the guests have left, the committee members discuss and evaluate the defense and make a decision to pass or fail the candidate. A unanimous vote is necessary to pass the candidate. Committee members may vote to pass the candidate contingent on the candidate making specified changes to the dissertation. 9. The candidate then meets with the committee, and the chair explains the committee's decisions, including specifics regarding any needed changes or revisions. 10. If approved, committee members sign at least seven copies of the Dissertation Defense Approval page. A copy of this form is kept in the student's file. The originals are placed after the title page in each bound copy of the dissertation to be distributed. 11. If the dissertation is not approved, the committee must decide whether the candidate should be terminated from the program or be given an opportunity to redo the dissertation and defend a radically revised document. If the candidate should fail a second dissertation, they will be dropped from the doctoral program. 12. Once the dissertation is approved, students must complete and submit the Institutional Review Board Research Project Report form --following the guidelines as outlined in the section on the IRB in this handbook-- to the administrative assistant in the Provost’s office.

AFTER THE DISSERTATION DEFENSE After final, post-defense changes are made, the candidate brings the completed original dissertation to his/her dissertation chair for final approval of any recommended changes. •

Format Check The student should make an appointment with the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant to complete the final format check (see Doctoral Dissertation Format Manual for procedure and checklist). After the format check is completed and the 44


Dissertation Format Submission Checklist is approved and filed in the Leadership Studies office, the candidate is responsible for printing at least five additional copies of the final dissertation and inserting original signed copies of the Dissertation Defense Approval form in these copies in the appropriate place. Copies must be made by an unblemished photocopying process. A sixth original approval form is inserted into the original copy of the dissertation. Ditto, mimeograph, and carbon copies are not acceptable. This copy will be sent to University Microfilms (UMI). Complete and detailed instructions are available from the Leadership Studies office or Graduate Records office in Founders Hall Room 106 on how to copy, bind, and distribute copies of the dissertation. "Procedures for Submission of the Doctoral Dissertation Instructions to Candidates," a Dissertation Action Form and a Sign-Off Sheet for Distribution of Doctoral Dissertation can be found in the MySanDiego portal all of which are parts of a more comprehensive information package attainable at the Graduate Records office. Please make sure to pick up copies of all required forms and a pamphlet concerning microfilming and copyrighting and other post-defense dissertation-related items. Any and all questions and concerns regarding these dissertation-related issues need to be directed to the Graduate Records office. This includes many other items such as proper forms in connection with the distribution of the dissertation as well as fees and charges attached to the proper processing of the binding of the dissertation and other procedures. The Leadership Studies Executive Assistant is unable to furnish you with the most up-to-date and accurate information, as the Graduate Records office is the final stop for dissertation submission and graduation clearance. All dissertations must be sent to University Microfilms for microfilming and copyrighting. Copyrighting the dissertation is optional but recommended. Copyrighting is accomplished through University Microfilms and must be done at the time it is microfilmed, which is considered the time of publication of the dissertation. If the dissertation is copyrighted, that should be noted on the blank sheet following the title page.

PREPARING FOR GRADUATION: Degree completion is posted on the transcript and a diploma is issued based on the date of completion. A commencement ceremony is held in May at the end of the spring semester for all candidates who completed degree requirements since the previous summer semester. Candidates who do not submit the dissertation and the fees and forms in regards to the dissertation-related issues to the Graduate Records office by the date posted in the Graduate Bulletin for May graduation, will not be eligible to complete the degree in spring nor participate in the May commencement. They may participate in the commencement ceremony held in May of the following year. When candidates have been cleared for graduation, the Graduate Records Office will keep them informed of specifics related to the commencement ceremony itself.

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Program Checklist EDLD 600 – Leadership Theory and Practice EDLD 601 – Organizational Theory and Change EDLD 602 – Leadership, Inquiry and Research I EDLD 603 – Ethics and Leadership EDLD 604 – The Policy-Making Process EDLD 605 – Adult Development EDLD 606 – Leadership, Inquiry and Research II EDLD 607 – Applied Statistics and Quantitative Research Methods EDLD 608 – Qualitative Research Methods Research Elective #1 (Course _______) Research Elective #2 (Course _______) Specialization Courses Course Units _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ _________________________________ _______ 18 units complete Dissertation Chair and Committee formed (at least the first 2 members). Outside member form included if needed (this step may occur somewhat later). Part A turned in on:________ (see page 37 requirements) Dissertation Committee/Part A form completed and filed in Leadership Studies office 610 – Dissertation Seminar (Pre-requisite: Part A complete) Request for Dissertation Proposal form filed 2 weeks prior to date of defense Proposal Abstract received in Leadership Studies office 1 week prior to defense Proposal Announcement received in Leadership Studies office 1 week prior to defense Part B form filed in Leadership Studies office IRB Project Action Summary form filed in Leadership Studies office 695 units 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9 5 Petition for Defense of Dissertation form filed 2 weeks prior to date of defense. Dissertation Abstract received in Leadership Studies office 1 week prior to defense Dissertation Announcement received in Leadership Studies office 1 week prior to defense IRB Summary Form completed and submitted to Leadership Studies office Final Check completed by Chair and the Leadership Studies office

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DOCTORAL PROGRAM PLANNING FORM Original copy of this form is held in students file in the SOLES Doctoral Programs Office Name: Telephone (home): Address: Advisor: Concentration (check one):

Email: Telephone (work):

Fax: City, State, & Zip: Date:

K-12 Public/ Private School Leadership Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Higher Education Leadership Individualized Program

Any changes in program must be approved by advisor and adjusted in writing on this form. Leadership Component (18 units) Course Number EDLD 600 EDLD 601 EDLD 602 EDLD 603 EDLD 604 EDLD 605

Course Name Leadership Theory (3) Organizational Theory and Change (3) Leadership, Inquiry & Research I (3) Ethics and Leadership (3) Policy Making Processes (3) Adult Development (3)

Semester/Year

Grade

Advisor's Initials

Comments

Research Component (15 units) *required Course Number Course Name Semester/Year Grade Advisor's Initials Comments EDLD 606 Leadership, Inquiry & Research II (3)* EDLD 607 Stat Analysis/Quant Research (3)* EDLD 608 Qual Research Design (3)* Select 6 units of additional research units from the following: EDLD 582, 612, 613, or other as approved by the department.

Specialization1 (18 units) Course Number

Course Name

Semester/Year

Grade

Advisor's Initials

Comments

1May include up to 12 units transferred in from another institution.

Dissertation Component2 (12 units minimum) Course Number Course Name Dissertation Seminar (3) EDLD 6103 EDLD 695 EDLD 695 EDLD 695 EDLD 695

Dissertation ( Dissertation ( Dissertation ( Dissertation (

Semester/Year

Grade

Advisor's Initials

Comments

) ) ) )

2 All students are required to register for at least 1 unit of EDLD 695 per semester in order to maintain continuous enrollment. After completing 9 units of EDLD 695, the student is required to register for one unit of EDLD 695 every semester until the dissertation has been defended and approved by the dissertation committee. 3Must pass part A of qualifying exam prior to enrolling in EDLD 610 International Experience Completed

Part A: Date completed

Part B: Date complete

Advanced to Candidacy

REV 8/25/05


ALL FORMS ARE FOUND ON THE MySanDiego PORTAL: 1. Go to the website http://my.sandiego.edu 2. Log in to your account 3. On the top right hand corner click on GROUPS 4. Choose the group LEADERSHIP STUDIES 5. Under GROUP TOOLS, click on the link FILES 6. Click on the link DOCTORAL FORMS If you are not able to find the form you are looking for please contact the Leadership Studies Executive Assistant at 619-260-8839.

GENERAL FORMS links found via the Files section or More Forms.doc in the portal group Form Title

Originating Office

Doctoral Program Planning Form

Leadership Studies

Add / Drop

Registrar

Change of Name

Registrar

Change of Address

Registrar

Change of Advisor

Leadership Studies

Request for Transcript

Registrar

Independent Study

Graduate Records

Transfer of Credit

Graduate Records

Petition for Graduation

Graduate Records

Substitution / Waiver of Graduate Requirement

Graduate Records

Withdrawal / Leave of Absence

Graduate Records

SOLES Student Assistance Plan

SOLES Dean’s office

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CANDIDACY / DISSERTATION FORMS •

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMMITTEE / PART A

OUTSIDE MEMBER: DISSERTATION COMMITTEE

REQUEST FOR DATE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE

REQUEST TO DEFEND VIA DISTANCE

SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENT OF DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE

SAMPLE DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE ABSTRACT

SAMPLE DISSERTATION PROPOSAL TITLE PAGE

PART B - QUALIFYING EXAM, DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PROPOSAL APPROVAL

IRB PROPOSAL COVER SHEET

IRB FORM - PROJECT ACTION SUMMARY FORM

IRB RESEARCH PROJECT REPORT FORM

PETITION FOR DEFENSE OF DISSERTATION

SAMPLE DISSERTATION DEFENSE ANNOUNCEMENT

SAMPLE DISSERTATION DEFENSE ABSTRACT

PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION OF THE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

DISSERTATION ACTION FORM

SIGN-OFF SHEET FOR DISTRIBUTION OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

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FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Overview of Financial Aid Opportunities Although there are many ways to finance a doctoral study, all students are first encouraged to apply for federal financial assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA), available in the Financial Aid office (located in the Hughes Center) or you can apply online by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov. After completing and then submitting the FAFSA, students will be notified of their eligibility for federal financial aid, which includes loans and grants. In addition to these funding opportunities, this document also describes the Graduate Tuition Assistance Program and Graduate Assistantships offered within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, as well as various external sources of support. There are a few limited SOLES Scholarship opportunities, and information about these is available at: http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/financial_aid/ doctoral

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Financial Aid Opportunities Within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences All applications and updated information can be accessed via: http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/financial_aid/doctoral.php School of Leadership and Education Sciences Doctoral Assistantships: Each year a variety of positions may be available. Below is a general guideline for compensation and requirements. Students should visit the SOLES financial aid page regularly to check for new positions and deadlines for applying. Award:

Tuition scholarship: varies depending on position. Please note that the scholarship funds are taxable, and that the funds do not provide for the cost of books. Health benefits are also provided.

Salary:

9-month assistantship (equals approximately 750 hours worked): doctoral student - approximately $14,000 12 - month assistantship (equals approximately 1040 hours worked): doctoral student -approximately $19,000

Criteria:

Applicants should be currently enrolled SOLES doctoral students in good standing, carrying a full course load (6 units) per semester.

Deadlines:

Varies per position, typically early each spring semester.

Notes:

Open positions will be posted via the doctoral listserv and the SOLES Financial Aid page as they become available.

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Spencer Dissertation Fellowship: http://www.spencer.org AERA Fellowships: http://www.aera.net/fellowships CSU Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program: http://gradstudies.csusb.edu/forgive.html Social Science Research Council Fellowships: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships

Dissertation and Research Awards Fredric M. Jablin Dissertation Awards http://jepson.richmond.edu/academics/jda/index.htm Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year: http://www.ashe.ws/awards.htm CGS/University Microfilms International: http://www.cgsnet.org The Association of Teacher Educators: • • • •

Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Distinguished Clinician in Teacher Education Distinguished Teacher Educator Distinguished Program in Teacher Education http://www.ate1.org (click on ‘awards’)

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund: http://www.nonprofitresearch.org

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Case Research Awards: • • •

John Grenzebach Awards for outstanding writing about educational fund raising Alice L. Beeman Research Awards for outstanding writing about communications H.S. Warwick Research Awards for outstanding writing about alumni relations http://www.case.org/

Middle Level Dissertation Award: http://www.principals.org For additional information on fellowships and awards, please contact the Leadership Studies office at 619-260-4637.

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