The Quarter Plan is a document you will complete in conjunction with your faculty chair on the goals you wish to accomplish toward completion of your doctoral study. Students will identify their quarterly work plan and deliverables for the quarter, which must be approved by the faculty chair. The purpose of the Quarter Plan is to ensure satisfactory progress toward the doctoral study each quarter.
Module 1 is a forum where you will submit your Quarter Plan at the beginning of each term for your faculty chair’s approval, and where you can introduce yourself, and post reflections, comments, and questions to your faculty chair and classmates. You will remain in Module 1 until completion of the program. Each new term you will submit and gain approval for the Quarter Plan, introduce yourself to the class, post updates and comments, and ask questions through the Discussion threads.
Students will be in Module 1 throughout each and every quarter. This is a place where students will provide weekly updates to the chair. Also, the faculty chair will approve your Quarter Plan in Module 1. Simultaneously and sequentially you will also work in another Module (2, 3, or 4) depending on the milestone you are currently completing in the sequence. That is, you will work in Module 1/Module 2; then Module 1/Module 3; then Module1/Module 4 until you complete your doctoral study. Thus, you will work in two modules each quarter
- Engage in scholarly discourse on completing doctoral study
- Develop quarterly plans for doctoral study
- Reflect on doctoral study progress
Discussion 1: Personal Introductions
Begin the term by introducing yourself to your faculty chair and your colleagues.
Post by Day 4 of Week 1 of Module 1: Describe your research area of interest, where you are in the doctoral study completion process, and any professional background information that might be of interest to your faculty chair and your colleagues.
Although not required, you are strongly encouraged to respond by Day 6 to at least one colleague with collegial observations, comments, advice, or critiques.