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Graduate Council Position Statement on the Quality and Rigor of Post-Baccalaureate Professional Degree Programs, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs

  • Tarleton’s post-baccalaureate professional degree programs, master’s and doctoral degree programs, are progressively more advanced in academic content than the undergraduate programs. Each Academic Dean, with their graduate faculty, will implement processes to ensure compliance with this statement.
     
  • Tarleton structures its graduate curricula to include a mastery of in-depth knowledge of the discipline literature. Each graduate program includes in-depth knowledge of the discipline literature. Through the use of student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness processes, each graduate program assesses the degree to which students will demonstrate mastery. The Academic Deans, with their graduate faculty, will implement processes to ensure compliance with this statement.
     
  • Tarleton structures its graduate curricula to ensure ongoing student engagement in research and/or appropriate professional practice and training experiences. Each graduate program will ensure ongoing student engagement in research and/or appropriate professional practice and training experiences. Through the use of student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness processes, each graduate program assesses the degree to which students conduct research and/or participate in appropriate professional practice and training experiences. The Academic Deans, with their graduate faculty, will implement processes to ensure compliance with this statement.
Statement Approved by Graduate Council 9/15/2008