2014-2015 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KAM Grades and Credit Award

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Doctoral students in a KAM-based or mixed-model program are continuously registered for SBSF 7100 - Research Forum or EDUC 8800 - Research Forum for the duration of their program. Each course is assigned to a faculty mentor, who is responsible for submitting course grades. At the beginning of each quarter, the students, together with their mentors, make plans for the academic accomplishments and progress for that quarter. At the end of the quarter, the mentors provide students a grade for SBSF 7100 or EDUC 8800 based on those plans. Students can receive a grade of S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory).

Although a grade of S is considered to be equivalent to a letter grade of B or better, the university does not convert a grade of S to a letter grade.

Upon completion of an entire KAM, students receiving a grade of S are awarded the appropriate number of credits. While SBSF 7100 or EDUC 8800 grades are transcripted and 6 credit hours are earned each quarter, the credits do not count toward the total credits needed to graduate. Students receiving two consecutive Unsatisfactory grades for SBSF 7100 or EDUC 8800 will be reviewed by the associate dean (or designee) for approval to continue in the program.

Repeating a KAM Demonstration

Students whose KAM demonstrations receive a grade of U (Unsatisfactory) are not awarded any credits. With permission from the associate dean, or designee, these students may repeat the KAM demonstration once.