What to expect in EDDR 697

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During EDDR 697, students will be expected to complete the following objectives:

  • Synthesize Chapters 2 and 3
  • Write/Submit Proposal (CU-p IRB)
  • Write/Draft Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Feedback on Chapter 1: Introduction (FC + Content Specialist + Content Reader)
  • Receipt of CU-p IRB Approval
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense

EDDR 697 is a continuous enrollment course. This means that students can make progress in the course and pass it, even if they haven’t completed all of the objectives.

If a student has not completed all of the objectives in the course, they will be scheduled for another iteration of the class. Students should refer to their Faculty Chair to form an agreement of what constitutes progress.

In order to move on to EDDR 698, students are required to defend their dissertation proposals.

Please check in with Financial Aid for any changes to your schedule and plan for possible out-of-pocket costs. Your Financial Aid advisor can be reached at (503) 280-8561 or finaid@cu-portland.edu.

Tips for successful proposal writing:

  • Make sure to review all dissertation guides and resources contained in the Blackboard classroom.
  • Download Grammarly. The basic edition is free and will help catch little errors (not including APA).
  • Complete drafts and edits in a timely manner.
  • Schedule bi-weekly meetings with your Faculty Chair.
  • Prioritize meetings with your Faculty Chair so they are not (or rarely) missed.
  • Come to all meetings with documents ready, making sure that your Faculty Chair has access to your most recent work.
  • Take notes on your meetings and send an email to recap all objectives and agreed-upon timelines.
  • Make sure you know what you need to do next in the process.

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