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Handbook: Academic Forms

For students enrolled prior to Fall 2018 and not yet using the new online Learning Management System:

At the end of each course, students do a self-assessment to describe and critically reflect on what they did and learned in the course.

End of Course Self-Assessment

Faculty will fill out the Evaluation of Student Learning for each completed project, noting the credit units awarded with their comments explaining the basis for the awarding of credit. In addition, faculty will note if a particular graduation requirement has been fulfilled, and the evidence that the student has achieved course objectives and some degree program objectives.

For students in the MS in Psychology leading toward the Marriage and Family Therapy License, evaluation sessions are held for MFT students at three stages: (1) after six months or the completion of three areas of study and three major papers, to assess the student’s readiness for entering the practicum; (2) approximately at the midpoint of the student’s Master’s program; and (3) when the student has completed all requirements except the thesis. Each session is conducted by two core faculty members, at least one of whom holds the MFT License, and with a student peer. The student’s work in the practicum is evaluated as well. Evaluations are intended to offer constructive suggestions, to help students strengthen weak areas, and to support growth where the student shows strength.

Practicum Readiness form (pdf)

Mid-Program Assessment form (pdf)

End of Program Assessment form (pdf)

MFT students must have at least 306 hours of supervised experience in a practicum that meets State requirements. Also, students discuss their practicum experiences with their faculty adviser(s), and write two papers critically analyzing insights from these experiences.  Prior to beginning a practicum, students fill out and sign a practicum contract that is also signed by their MFT faculty advisor and by a representative of the agency in which they will be doing their practicum.

Practicum Contract (doc)

For Doctoral students, there are two formal evaluation steps prior to the Final Graduation Review Board meeting, when the dissertation is reviewed, approved, and authenticated by the Review Board. First, three WISR faculty members review the Doctoral student’s completed projects, after most of the pre-dissertation requirements have been met, to determine if she or he is prepared to undertake the rigorous study required for a doctoral dissertation. The WISR learning process is designed to help students develop the breadth and depth of knowledge in the area(s) of primary interest, as well as the skills of action-oriented inquiry and knowledge-building, so they will be ready to undertake a dissertation by the time they have completed the approximately ten required, pre-dissertation projects. Second, each Doctoral student’s Graduation Review Board evaluates the student’s dissertation proposal to determine if the topic design and procedures meet the Institute’s academic standards.

Doctoral Committee: First Evaluation (doc)

Doctoral Committee: Second Evaluation (doc)