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

Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) Residencies


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Descriptions

Residency 1


Residency 1 orients students to the program, providing a program overview and discussions relating to their doctoral study capstone project. Students will have the opportunity to meet with peers, faculty members, and academic and other staff advisors.

  • Timing: Can be completed as soon as students begin their program; should be taken within 90 days of completion of the Foundations course.
  • Format: Seminars and college colloquia.

Residency 2


Residency 2 focuses on strategies to help students with the completion of their doctoral study capstone project.

  • Timing: To be taken during either the students’ Research Methodology courses or their Seminar courses.
  • Format: Seminars and college colloquia.

Learning Outcomes

Residency 1

At the end of this residency, students will be able to: 

  1. Describe program expectations and requirements.
  2. Demonstrate competency in critical-thinking skills required of a doctoral student in chosen discipline.
  3. Engage faculty and peers in discourse that contributes to the collective advancement of scholarship in chosen discipline.
  4. Engage university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral study and doctoral degree.
  5. Differentiate between dissertation and doctoral study.
  6. Engage with faculty members and student colleagues to formulate appropriate research questions to be pursued in the doctoral study process.
  7. Analyze research studies that have the potential to contribute to positive social change.
  8. Engage in peer review to receive and provide critical feedback to shape the doctoral study proposal.

Residency 2 

  1. Demonstrate competency in critical-thinking skills required of a doctoral student in chosen discipline.
  2. Engage faculty and peers in discourse that contributes to the collective advancement of scholarship in chosen discipline.
  3. Engage university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral study and doctoral degree.
  4. Engage with faculty members and student colleagues to formulate appropriate research questions to be pursued in the doctoral study process. Analyze research studies that have the potential to contribute to positive social change.
  5. Engage in peer review to receive and provide critical feedback to shape the doctoral study proposal.
  6. Design quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis approaches to solve chosen discipline problems.
  7. Design a plan for research dissemination within the organization or in the field.

Residency Session Abstracts

Residency Session Abstracts—D.I.T.