2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
    
    May 24, 2019  
2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KAM Learning Agreements


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Before starting work on a KAM, students write a Learning Agreement that defines their learning and research objectives for that KAM. The Learning Agreement must be reviewed, evaluated, and approved by the instructor who is going to serve as an assessor of the student’s work in that KAM. A Learning Agreement acts as a contract between the student and the assessor.

Submission and Evaluation of a Learning Agreement

Students

  • Students may work on the core KAMs or the advanced or specialized KAMs in any order after choosing KAM I, II, or III as their initial KAM demonstration.
  • Students begin their work on a KAM by developing a Learning Agreement for that KAM.
  • The Learning Agreement must be presented in the format indicated by the Learning Agreement template.
  • Students may not have more than two Learning Agreements outstanding at any one time. The registrar’s office will return extra Learning Agreements to the student until a KAM is completed for one of the Learning Agreements on file.
  • Students must submit their Learning Agreements electronically as Word documents to their assessors either via the dropbox in SBSF 7100 (if the assessor is also the student’s faculty mentor) or as an e-mail attachment.

Assessors

  • An assessor is allowed 14 calendar days to evaluate a Learning Agreement from the time of its receipt.
  • If the assessor determines that changes are necessary to the Learning Agreement, the assessor electronically returns an evaluation form and/or any additional comments and questions to the student so that the Learning Agreement can be revised and resubmitted.
  • If the assessor approves the Learning Agreement, the assessor submits the Learning Agreement and the associated evaluation form to the registrar, with a copy to the student.

Notification of Acceptance of the Learning Agreement by the University

The registrar’s office documents the final ratification of Learning Agreements and notifies students, assessors, and faculty mentors by e-mail within 21 calendar days of receipt of the approved version of the Learning Agreement and the associated evaluation form.