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Resources for Graduate Studies

Updated 3 January 2014


 


As a result of the new "Oklahoma Creativity Project" initiative officially launched February 8, 2008, we will maintain a "Creativity & Innovation" web page.

NOMINATION FORM for GRADUATE FACULTY - REVISED 1.28.2009 - this is a form that we hope will expedite the nomination process for graduate faculty.  Approval is through the department chair, to the dean, and ultimately to the Graduate Committee.  [MS Word document]

PROPOSAL FOR GRADUATE COURSE - this is a new revision of the form to propose a new graduate course. All course proposals should be approved by the Graduate Committee in the semester prior to the course being taught.  [MS Word template]

PORTFOLIO issues: 

  • ADDED FEBRUARY 18, 2010 ~ The graduate portfolios now include information about the appropriate scoring rubric to use for assessing the portfolios at MS 1, 2, and 3; they also include information about what the requirements are for each assessment. Recent additions to the portfolio templates include a sample copy of the scoring rubric, in order that the student can be fully informed about how their portfolio will be assessed. 

  • Effective January 1, 2006, entering M.Ed. students are required to complete their portfolio within the LiveText web-based system. Milestone assessments of the portfolios are also completed by the advisory committee members within LiveText.

  • The Portfolio Handbook for Advanced Programs  is not just for students; advisory committee chairs are required to evaluate the portfolios at Milestones 1, 2, and 3, so graduate faculty should familiarize themselves with the document, which is online in both PDF and MS Word format.

  • Milestone 1 comes at the completion of the 10th hour of graduate work and is a requirement in the course EDUC 5010 Graduate Study Seminar; Milestone 2 at the 20th hour; and Milestone 3 at the conclusion of the student's degree program.

  • For Milestones 1 and 2, the student SUBMITS FOR REVIEW the portfolio to the advisory committee CHAIR for assessment, while SHARING the portfolio with the other two committee members. The student should EMAIL all three committee members and the Coordinator of Graduate Studies to alert them that the portfolio is ready for assessment.

  • For Milestone 3, the student SUBMITS FOR REVIEW the portfolio to the advisory committee CHAIR for assessment, while SHARING the portfolio with the other two committee members by April 1, July 1, or November 1 in the semester they expect to complete their master's degree. The student should EMAIL all three committee members and the Coordinator of Graduate Studies to alert them that the portfolio is ready for assessment.

OTHER issues:

  • Enrollment "HOLD" - a hold is placed when students get behind on paperwork and other requirements (admission requirements, advisory committee form, degree plan of study, degree candidacy, etc.). Encourage your advisees to maintain regular contact with the Graduate Office and to keep their paperwork current.

  • Published deadlines are the dates that paperwork is required in the Graduate Office. Please forward documents as necessary, to help keep your students' records current and to ensure their ability to enroll with the least amount of "hassle" as is possible.

  • Students and faculty must familiarize themselves with the deadlines for paperwork - (1) upon admission, (2) upon the completion of 10 hours, and (2) at the completion of 20 hours. Other deadlines apply, but these are the ones that seem to be the most problematic.