INST 581 Doctoral Committee Service

next run date: 
September 30, 2019

Course Description

The purpose of this course is two-fold. First, this course explores current perspectives in supporting doctoral students through the research and writing process. The second purpose is to reinforce the role and responsibilities of the committee member of doctoral students at Franklin University. Through the interactions among peers, reading assignments, and reflections, participants will learn about how to effectively serve as a dissertation committee member.

Course Outcomes

  1. Advise students on the ethical requirements of independent research.
  2. Explain the comprehensive examination process.
  3. Compose questions for comprehensive exams.
  4. Explain how to create suitable research questions for doctoral research.
  5. Communicate the dissertation process and requirements to students.
  6. Critique research questions for doctoral proposals.
  7. Select the appropriate research methodology necessary to answer the research question.
  8. Analyze and evaluate student research for relevance.
  9. Evaluate a student’s dissertation using rubrics.
  10. Construct effective feedback for students to maximize application and relevancy of their dissertation.
  11. Identify Expectations/Requirements of serving on a committee.

Only Lead Faculty may register students for INST581.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Brandy Bagar-Fraley at

9-week course to prepare to serve on a doctoral committee