Return to: KAM Policies and Processes
Doctoral programs that require Knowledge Area Modules (KAMs) use a continuous enrollment model. When students first enroll in these programs, they are registered for a Foundation course in graduate education. At the end of this course, students are assigned a faculty mentor. Students are then automatically registered each term by the registrar’s office for SBSF 7100 Research Forum, which is directed by the faculty mentor.
When the foundations course is successfully completed, students will be enrolled in the first course in the research course sequence, providing them a base of knowledge about scholarly research. In successive quarters, KAM students plan to take courses and/or KAMs to complete the program. Registration in SBSF 7100, the foundations course, and the first research course is automatic. For all other courses in the KAM program, students must register using the online registration process. Students do not register for individual KAMs because these are undertaken in SBSF 7100.
While providing students with the flexibility to advance at their own pace, the university expects that they will work continuously on their program requirements, making progress each quarter. Students are required to make an academic plan for each quarter, which is approved by the faculty mentor and evaluated at the end of the term to assure that students are making academic progress. The bursar’s office bills students each term for SBSF 7100 Research Forum at the relevant tuition rate.