Functional Overview


Function

San José

Queensland

Year I August

Development of PhD Program Plan

Approval of Program Plan

Orientation of Doctoral Students with San José State University faculty

Year I Expectations

Seminars, reading courses and projects, including advanced library research methods and socialization to the academic world of research and scholarship.

Deliverables:

Formal review at four months (December)

Preliminary research proposal

Literature review

Formal annual review

Note: annual reviews are public and take place during the August residency

Year II Expectations

Seminars, reading courses and projects, including public presentations and defense, work-in-progress and doctoral poster sessions and continued structured socialization to the academic world of research and scholarship.

Deliverables:

refined research proposal with literature review and methodology

formal annual review

 

The confirmation of candidature normally takes place at the end of 24 months, or the end of Year Two. This requires documentation of progress, and as a minimum the literature review, and a seminar presentation on the topic proposed for investigation. The first three chapters for the dissertation (introduction, literature review, methodology and pilot, plan for progress) may be presented at this time or at the end of Year Three. Typically confirmation of candidature takes place in San José State University in August and results in confirmation as a PhD student at QUT.

Year III Expectations

Seminars in which faculty and candidates present critical studies of selected problems; independent study or reading courses under faculty supervision; research projects conducted under faculty supervision with greater focus on the dissertation topic; research fora will model the dissertation defense.

By the end of Year Three the candidate will have submitted at least one substantive research project for review.

Year IV–V–VI Expectations

Seminars in which faculty and candidates present critical studies of selected problems; independent study or reading courses under faculty supervision; research projects conducted under faculty supervision.

It is expected that San José State University faculty and doctoral candidates will engage in collaborative research, from grant preparation to publication, over the course of the six years.

Doctoral candidates will also attend seminars and presentations on the role of the faculty member in higher education, curriculum design and course development and pedagogy in higher education.

Dissertation

Dissertation

Supervision

Ongoing through Web–conferencing

Annual Meeting/Review in August

Annual Presentation/Review at ASIS&T annual conference

Ongoing through monthly Web–conferencing

Annual Meeting/Review in August

Final Seminar

Open Colloquium in San José State University

Seminar: Principal Supervisor; QUT Information Systems School Representative; Discipline Expert; and External Representative (external from the QUT ISS School).

Examination: two examiners, at least one international 

Decision