2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KAM Grades and Credit Award

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Doctoral students in a KAM-based or mixed-model program are continuously registered in a research forum (e.g., SBSF 7100, SBSF 7101/MGMT 9000, EDUC 8800/9001/9002, DISS 9000) 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 the course 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 course 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 their research forum will be reviewed by the 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 dean, or designee, these students may repeat the KAM demonstration once.