Fall 2020 - EDUC 928 G001

Doctoral Seminar B (3)

Class Number: 2719

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

In Doctoral Seminar B the goal is to continue to build a scholarly writing portfolio, including preparation for comprehensive examinations, writing conference proposals, participating in local, national and international graduate student collaborations, and preparing conference presentations. Portfolios will be presented during the term. This course is graded on an in progress/complete basis.

COURSE DETAILS:

The LCL Doctoral Seminar provides a scholarly home for students enrolled in the Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD program. We address topics and issues of interest to students, with the goals to support your academic growth and progress in your doctoral studies, create a scholarly community and navigate academic culture. Activities are oriented to developing the academic CV and may include scholarships and grants, conference proposals and participation, comprehensive exams, cultivating a writing practice, and other issues according to student need and interest.    

*This is a 3-credit course that meets in both Fall and Spring terms; students must attend in both terms, and students enrolled in LCL must enroll in 927 and 928 during their Doctoral studies.  

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

In Doctoral Seminar B the goal is to continue to build a scholarly writing portfolio, including preparation for comprehensive examinations, writing conference proposals, participating in local, national and international graduate student collaborations, and preparing conference presentations. Portfolios will be presented during the term. This course is graded on an in progress/complete basis.

  • To provide a scholarly community during students’ doctoral studies;
  • To support and mentor students in academic cultures in the Faculty and University;
  • To provide a scholarly venue for the development of academic writing oriented to academic progress and advancement, including grant writing, conference proposals, the preparation of scholarship applications and so on;
  • To encourage and mentor participation in academic activities.  
Note: Pro-tem supervisors are primarily responsible for supporting grant applications and ethical protocols and the goals of this course are to support and not supplant this role.

Grading

  • Participation 20%
  • Portfolio of academic writing 1 40%
  • Portfolio of academic writing 2 40%

REQUIREMENTS:

Participation: Students are expected to attend all course meetings, complete readings and assignments in a timely way, participate actively in peer review and other group learning activities and contribute to the learning of the group;

Portfolio of academic writing 1
: Students submit in the first term of the course a selection of 3 academic texts they have written (grant application, conference proposals, research articles, reviews and so on) with reflection on how these texts represent academic learning at the student’s stage in the Doctoral program. These texts cannot have been already submitted for assessment in another course. Note that completion of this portfolio assignment includes peer review of your colleagues’ portfolio pieces as well as reflections on the peer review you receive from your colleagues.

Portfolio of academic writing 2: In Term 2, students submit a selection of academic writing produced in Terms 1 and 2, which might include revised texts from Term 1. Evaluation of the portfolio is based on evidence of academic growth and development commensurate with student’s stage in the Doctoral program. These texts cannot have been already submitted for assessment in another course. Note that completion of this portfolio assignment includes peer review of your colleagues’ portfolio pieces as well as reflections on the peer review you receive from your colleagues.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There are no required textbooks for this course. Articles and course resources will be posted on the course Canvas site.


Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).