2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KAM Demonstrations

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A KAM Demonstration is the entire KAM document, consisting of all components, the References, and any attachments required for the Application. It is referred to as a Demonstration because it serves to demonstrate that the student has accomplished the objectives outlined in the Learning Agreement.

Prior to the submission of any KAM demonstration, students must have an approved Learning Agreement on file in the registrar’s office. Students are responsible for ensuring their Learning Agreements have been approved prior to developing their KAMs. KAM demonstrations submitted without an approved Learning Agreement on file will be returned to the student.

Submission and Evaluation of a KAM Demonstration

The KAM must be presented in the format indicated by the KAM 6th edition template as found at the Writing Center http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/395.htm.

  1. Students send the initial drafts of their KAM demonstration to their assessor. Students must submit their KAM demonstrations for evaluation electronically as a Word document, either via the “Submit LAs and KAMs” area of the Research Forum (if the assessor is also the student’s faculty mentor) or as an e-mail attachment.
  2. An assessor is allowed 10 business days to evaluate a KAM demonstration from the time of its receipt.
  3. If the assessor determines changes are necessary to the KAM demonstration, the assessor electronically returns feedback and and questions to the student so that the KAM demonstration can be revised.
  4. Students revise their draft KAM demonstrations as needed and resubmit the KAM demonstrations to their assessor.
  5. If substantive changes have occurred to the approved Learning Agreement while a student has been working on the KAM demonstration, then at the same time that the final KAM demonstration is submitted, the student must also submit a revised Learning Agreement.
  6. All final KAM demonstration documents should also be submitted to the Turnitin database via the Turnitin submission process in the Research Forum. All matches (a similarity index greater than 0%) should be examined, ignoring common phrases, block quotations, and references. For all other matches, a focus on the actual content in the paper and not necessarily the source of the match as identified by Turnitin is appropriate.
  7. If the assessor approves the student’s KAM demonstration, the assessor submits the rubric and the completed KAM indicating approval via the KAMs tab in the Faculty Portal. A copy of the approval is sent to the assessor, the faculty mentor, and the student.
  8. KAM demonstrations not meeting minimum university guidelines as found in the rubric and A Guide to the Knowledge Area Modules may be returned to the assessor for further review and revision.

Notification of Acceptance of the KAM Demonstration by the University

The registrar’s office documents the final ratification of KAM demonstrations and notifies students, assessors, and faculty mentors by e-mail within 14 calendar days. Students are encouraged to check with Academic Advising to verify that KAM credit has been applied to their transcript and degree audit.