This course completes the last phase of the candidate's doctoral work. Over the course of the next eight weeks, candidates write up their evaluation of their research results (Chapter 5) and finalize their dissertation draft, seeking feedback from their Dissertation Committee.
Please note that if a candidate has not attained Advanced or Proficient rankings in each of the criteria outlined in the Dissertation Rubric Level 3 for Chapter 5 and their Dissertation Draft, they must request an extension course to be taken instead of DISS823 in the next term. The dissertation writing sequence would then resume with DISS823 following satisfactory completion of work in the extension course.
Course Learning Objectives
- Synthesize and present a completed Chapter 5 at Level 3, attaining Advanced or Proficient rankings in all criteria detailed in the Dissertation Rubric Level 3.
- Synthesize and present a completed dissertation draft, with all five chapters plus supporting materials, at Level 3, attaining Advanced or Proficient rankings in all criteria detailed in the Dissertation Rubric Level 3.