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Resources for Graduate Studies

Updated 14 July 2016


 


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

Nomination for Graduate Faculty - REVISED 7.14.2016 - this is a form that expedites the nomination process for graduate faculty. Approval begins with the department chair, then to the Dean of the Faculty, and finally to the Graduate Committee.

Proposal for Graduate Course - this is the form used 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.

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO FILL OUT A DISPOSITION FORM IN LIVETEXT for faculty who are evaluating the dispositions of an M.Ed. student in LiveText.

PORTFOLIO issues:  

  • Effective August 1, 2016, entering M.Ed. students are required to complete their portfolio within the ALCA (Aurora Learning Community Association) 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. Subsequently, graduate faculty should familiarize themselves with the document.

  • Milestone 1 comes during the semester of the 10th hour of graduate work; Milestone 2 during the 20th hour; and Milestone 3 at the conclusion of the student's degree program.

  • In Livetext, 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 in Livetext to the advisory committee CHAIR for assessment, while SHARING the portfolio with the other two committee members by April 15, July 15, or November 15 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.