For this assignment, you will consume the information from available resources and create new knowledge by developing a realistic Doctoral Program Completion Plan.
Using the provided coversheet and template, begin the introduction by stating the purpose of the paper. Next, list each course you are required to complete in your program. In your Student Portal under “Program Information”, you will find a list of courses including the course number, course name, and how many credits each is worth. You will also see the column that states which courses you have already completed and which courses you are currently enrolled in. Contact your Academic Advisor to request your course schedule, which will provide the course start and end dates.You may single space your course listings, or present them in a table. Keep in mind any overlapping courses. For example, most students begin their second course during Week 5 of this first course. You may have this overlap throughout your program, unless you specifically requested no concurrent courses.
You will want to consider your time constraints and other responsibilities outside of your course work to determine whether or not you should be overlapping courses, and be realistic with yourself when you work to map out your Doctoral Completion Plan. Try to be a bit conservative as opposed to aggressive, as you will want to leave a bit of room for unforeseen circumstances. Consider some courses are 12 weeks, while others are 8 weeks long. You can tell which are 8 weeks long by the “-8” at the end of the course number. If there is no “-8” at the end of the course number it is a 12 week course. You will provide course name and number of the courses you need to take as well as when you anticipate starting the courses and the sequence you plan to take each course.
Please see the example below, and keep in mind this is a dynamic document and may change as you move through the program based on your circumstances.
When you have finished your doctoral program completion plan, provide a summary or concluding paragraph, and your anticipated graduation date. Share your thoughts on this assignment, any concerns, and how it was helpful (or not helpful), and any surprises.
Be sure to cite and reference any sources you use, especially the required articles in the Books & Resources section. Save your work using the NCU naming convention.
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your plan should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
Imenda, S. (2014). Is there a conceptual difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks?
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Randolph, J. J. (2009). A guide to writing the dissertation literature review.
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