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Professional Doctoral Capstone/Project

Term Planning

The “assignments” for this course are the planning and then tracking of your academic progress for the term and beyond. This planning and tracking are documented on the Term Plan. For this course, you must submit an initial term plan draft, an agreed-upon term plan (if revisions were required), a midterm progress check, and a final term plan to both plan and then track your progress. Your goal(s) for each term must indicate appropriate academic progress.

1. Open the Term Plan document, fill in the information at the top of the first page, and follow the instructions for completion:

Your Term Plan: Refer to the Doctoral Degree Coach and find the task that aligns with the end of the current term (the final day of the current quarter/semester). You can use this task as your term goal. Indicate your term goal(s) and what you will accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Chair/Mentor. Remember that you must show PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course. Also include your communication plan for the term.

Submit the completed Initial Term Plan in the course shell by Day 7 of Week 1 to meet course expectations and not be dropped from the course. Then complete the Negotiation & Commitment with your Chair/Mentor. (This requires communication between you and your Chair/Mentor.) Submit your Agreed-Upon Term Plan (if revisions were needed) in the course shell by Day 7 of Week 2. This is the Term Plan you must follow to make adequate academic progress for this course.

2. SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

Attainable: Ensure that you can map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.

Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e., by the end of this term).

Adequate Progress Review: Throughout the term, track your progress on the Term Plan by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Chair/Mentor must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes (see the sample plans at the end of the Term Plan form). Submit your Updated Term Plan midterm, following your Progress Check. Submit the Final Term Plan by Day 7 of the final week of the term.

3. Looking Ahead: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you begin to work on your Term Goals and weekly tasks for next term. Complete the capstone stage goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by-term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Propose a personal academic plan for the Term

· Identify preferred strategies for committee communication

Assess personal academic plan for the Term.

Term Plan Assignment Grading

In the Grade Center, term plan assignments will be assessed using a Met/Revise/Not Met grading rubric. Term Plans should be revised and (re)submitted until the score of “Met” is achieved. If scored as “Met,” the Week 2 submission is not required.

Met | 1

Term Plan submitted with SMART term goal(s) indicating what will be accomplished during the term. Tasks clarify the plans for appropriate substantive submissions to the Chair/Mentor. Long-term goals are included on the Capstone Stage Goals.

Revise | .5

Term Plan requires revision and resubmission, prompting an opportunity to meet with the Chair to discuss how to revise and earn a “Met” grade. SMART term goal(s) and/or tasks need to be revised and/or clarified to indicate plans for capstone progress.

Not Met | 0

No Term Plan submission or unsatisfactory progress on term goals (at midterm or final submission).

Learning Resources

8-Week Doctoral Term Plan & Capstone Stage/Project

Student Name: Student ID:

Student Walden Email: Student Phone #:

Program and Specialization/Focus:

Mentor/Chair:

2nd Member (if applicable):

University Research Reviewer (if applicable):

Date Started Program:

Current Term Start Date: Stage of Capstone to Select Stage

Do you have an Individual Academic Plan (IAP)? Select One Note: Your Term Plan goals must align with your IAP.

Instructions

Your Term Plan: On the page labelled Your Term Plan, indicate your term goal(s), stretch goal(s), and the tasks you will accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Mentor/chair(refer to the syllabus for more information). Remember that you must demonstrate substantial academic PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course.

· Click here to indicate that you have read the course syllabus and understand the capstone course grading policies.

By Day 7 of Week 1[ Submit your Term Plan Draft for Mentor/Chair review, negotiation, and commitment.

By Day 7 of Week 2 [ Submit your completed, agreed-upon Term Plan. [ Chair notes acceptance on form].

SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

· Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

· Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

· Attainable: Ensure that you can map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

· Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.

· Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e., by the end of this term).

Midterm Progress Check and Adequate Progress Final Review: Throughout the term, track your progress on YOUR TERM PLAN by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modification needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Mentor/Chair must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes. Submit your Updated Term Plan midterm, following your Midterm Progress Check. [ Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8. [ Chair assesses final grade.]

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you work on your Term Goal(s) and weekly tasks each term. Complete the Capstone Stage Goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

Term GOAL(S) [By the end of this term, I will have completed:

STRETCH GOAL(S) [ Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete:

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

Week

Tasks Toward Term Goal(s) Date Completed Journal Notes1. Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of week 1, set up mentor/chair communication plan, andYour NotesMentor/Chair Notes:2. Term Plan Negotiation &Commitment. Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of week 2Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:3.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:4.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit Updated Term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair Feedback

5 Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
6 Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7 Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8. Submit Final Term Plan by Your Notes:
Day 7 of week 8, and Mentor/Chair Notes:
Adequate Progress Final Review

Looking Ahead/ Capstone Stage Goals

To ensure that you meet your long-term goal for program completion, it is important to keep track of both your plan progress (each term) and your term-to-term/capstone stage progress toward completion.

Capstone StageGoal DateCompletion DateJournal Notes
1. Prospectus Stage Completion (if applicable)Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
2. Proposal/Plan Stage completionYour Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
3. IRB Application and ApprovalYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4. Final Study Stage CompletionYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5. CAO Approval and PublicationYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

LONG-TERM GOAL [ Anticipated Date of Program Completion:

Notes: Time to completion will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increase; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues, leaves of absences; or other personal circumstances.

SAMPLE Completed Term Plan/Week 1 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review Mentor/Chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan By Day 7 of Week 1. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment.Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:
3Review Writing Center Literature review resources and begin working on lit review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submission Date Term Plan [Mentor/Chair: [ Select]

5Submit my renegotiated term plan. Schedule one-on-one meeting with review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
6Complete additional prospectus wishes and finalize document based on a feedback. Work on literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR.Submit literature review draft to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8.Keep working on literature review. Adequate Progress Final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

SAMPLE Completed Final Term Plan [ Week 8 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH Goal(s) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A Draft of my literature review.

Mentor/Chair Feedback: Your goal is appropriate/realistic for the term. Make sure that you work on your Lit review while waiting for committee member feedback.

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 1. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.3/4/20XXYour Notes: Submitted Plan-3/4. Will talk with chair on the phone every other week. Email, as needed. Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Yes] Notes
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.3/11/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions this week! Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan:[Yes]: Submission-3/11/20XX
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin working on lit review.3/18/20XXYour notes: Reviewed 2 archived webinars on writing the literature review. Begin writing literature review. Mentor/Chair Notes: Phone call -3/18/18.
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.3/20/20XXYour Notes: Met with Chair early b/c out of town this work. Made final few revisions to prospectus. Mentor/Chair Notes: Sent to 2nd member -3/20/

Midterm Progress check [ Submission date Term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [On Track]

Mentor/Chair feedback You are right on track to Meet your goals!

5 Submit my renegotiated term plan. Schedule one-on-one meeting with librarian to find more sources for literature review.4/1/20XXYour Notes: Renegotiated term plan with chair. Mentor/Chair Notes: Revised plan Ok’d
6 Complete additional progress revisions and finalize document based on all feedback. Work on literature review.4/8/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions from 2nd member-received 4/2. Met with librarian-4/15. Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus-ready for submission.
7 Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.4/15/20XXYour Notes: Posted Prospectus 4/15. Mentor/Chair Notes: Doing review in system.
8 Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8. Adequate Progress Final Review.4/22/20XXYour Notes: Submitted End-of-Term Plan by Day 7. Also have 15 pages of literature review done! Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus goal “Met” in MyDR.

Week 8 Doctoral Term Plan & Capstone Stage Goals

Student Name: Student ID:

Student Walden Email: Student Phone #:

Program and Specialization/Focus:

Mentor/Chair:

2nd Member (if applicable):

University Research Reviewer (if applicable):

Date Started Program:

Current Term Start Date: Stage of Capstone: Click to select Stage

Do you have an individual Academic Plan (IAP)? Select one Note: Your Term Plan goals must align with your IAP.

Instructions

Your Term Plan: On the page labelled YOUR Term Plan, indicate your term goal(s), stretch goal(s), and the tasks you accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Mentor/Chair (refer to the syllabus for more information). Remember that you must demonstrate substantial academic PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course.

Click here to indicate that you have read the course syllabus and understand the capstone course grading policies.

By day 7 of week 1[Submit your Term Plan Draft for mentor/chair review, negotiation, and commitment.

By day 7 of week 2 [ Submit your completed, agreed-upon Term Plan. [ Chair notes acceptance on form.]

SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

· Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

· Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

· Attainable: Ensure that you can map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

· Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.

· Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e., by the end of this term).

Midterm Progress Check and Adequate Progress Final Review: Through out the term, track your progress on YOUR Term Plan by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your purposes. Submit your updated Term Plan Midterm, following your midterm Progress Check. [Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your final Term Plan by day 7 of Week 8. [Chair assesses final grade].

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you work on your Term Plan by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Mentor/Chair must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes. Submit your updated Terme Plan midterm, following your Midterm Progress Check. [Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your Final Term Plan by Day 7 of week 8. [Chair assesses final grade.]

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you work on your Term Goal(s) and weekly tasks each term. Complete the Capstone Stage Goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by-term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

Your Term Plan

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed:

STRETCH Goal(s) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete:

Mentor/Chair feedback:

WeekTasks Toward term Goal(s)Date completedJournal Notes
1.1. Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 1, set up Mentor/chair communication plan andYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2.Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term plan by Day 7 of week 2.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
3.Your notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
4.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes
Mid term Progress Check [SubmitUpdated Term PlanMentor/chair: SelectMentor/chair Feedback
5.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
6.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
7.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
8. Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of week 8, and Adequate Progress Final ReviewYour Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:

Long-Term: [Anticipated Date of Program Completion:

Note: Time to completion will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

Sample Completed Term Plan [ Week 1 Submission

Term Goal(s) [ By the end of this, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH Goal(s) [ Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of literature review.

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term GoalsDate CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 1. Set up Mentor/chair to review prospectus/goals.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment.Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Accepts Plan: [ Select] Notes:
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin working on lit review.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submission date Term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

5Submit my renegotiated term plan, Schedule one-on-one meeting with librarian or find more sources for literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
6Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document based on the feedback.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Post the agreed-up prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8.Keep working on literature review.Adequate Progress Final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Sample Completed Final Term Plan [ Week 8 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH Goal(s) [ Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review.

Mentor/Chair feedback: Your goal is appropriate/realistic for the term. Make sure that you work your lit review while waiting for committee feedback.

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan By Day 7 of week 1. Set up Mentor/chair to review prospectus/goals.3/4/20XXYour Notes: Submitted Plan-3/4. Will talk with chair on the phone every other week. Email, as needed. Mentor/chair Notes: Ok.
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term Plan Day 7 of week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.3/11/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions this week!Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Yes] Notes: Submission.3/11/20XX.
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin working on lit review.3/18/20XXYour Notes: Reviewed 2 archived webinars on writing the literature review. Began writing literature review. Mentor/chair: Notes: Phone call-3/18/18
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.3/20/20Chair Notes: Met with chair early b/c out of town this with. Made final few revisions to prospectus.Mentor/chair Notes: Sent to 2nd member- 3/20.

Midterm Progress Check [ Submission date Term plan [ Mentor/chair [ On track]

Mentor/chair feedback. [ You are right on track to meet your goals.

5Submit my renegotiated term plan. Schedule one-on-one meeting with librarian to find more resources for literature review.4/1/20XXYour Notes: Renegotiated term plan with chair.Mentor/chair Notes: Revised plan Ok’d.
6Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document based on all feedback. Work on literature review.4/8/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions from 2nd member-received 4/2. Met with librarian-4/15. Mentor/chair Notes: Prospectus-ready for submission.
7Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.4/15/20XXYour Notes: Posted prospectus 4/15.Mentor/chair Notes: Doing review in system.
8Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8.Keep work on literature review.Adequate Progress Final Review.4/22/20XXYour Notes: Submitted End-of-Term Plan by Day 7.Also have 15 pages of lit review done!Mentor/chair Notes: Prospectus goal “Met” in MyDR.

11-Week Doctoral Term Plan & Capstone Stage Goals

Student Name: Student ID:

Student Walden Email:

Program and Specialization/Focus:

Mentor/Chair:

2nd member (if applicable):

University Research Review (if applicable):

Date Started Program:

Current Term Start Date: Stage of Capstone: Click to select Stage

Do you have an Individual Academic Plan (IAP)? Select One Note: Your Term Plan goals must align with your IAP.

Instructions

Your term Plan: On the page labelled YOUR TERM PLAN, indicate your term goal(s), stretch goal(s), and the tasks you accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Mentor/Chair (refer to the syllabus for more information). Remember that you must demonstrate substantial academic PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course.

Click here to indicate that you have read the course syllabus and understand the capstone course grading policies.

By Day 7 of week 1 [ Submit your Term Plan Draft for Mentor/Chair review, negotiation, and commitment.

By Day 7 of week 2 [ Submit your completed, agreed-upon Term Plan. [Chair notes acceptance on Form.]

SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

· Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

· Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

· Attainable: Ensure that you map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

· Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective towards which you are both willing and able to work.

· Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e, by the end of this term).

Midterm Progress Check and Adequate Progress Final Review: Throughout the term, track your progress on YOUR TERM PLAN by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Mentor/Chair must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes. Submit your Updated Term Plan midterm, following your Midterm Progress Check. [Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your Final Term Plan by day 7 of week 11. [Chair assesses final grade.]

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term (anticipated data of program completed) as you work on your Term Goal(s) and weekly tasks each term. Complete the Capstone Stage Goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by-term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

YOUR Term Plan

Term Goal(s) [ by the end of this term, I will have completed:

STRETCH GOAL(s) [ by the end of this term, I will try to complete:

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term GoalsDates CompletedJournal Notes:
1Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of week 1, set up Mentor/chair communication plan and.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment.Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of week 2, andYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [ Select] Notes:
3Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5Your Notes:Mento/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit Updated term Plan [ mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair feedback

6Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
9Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
10Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
11Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of the week 11, and Adequate Progress Final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Looking Ahead [ Capstone Stage Goals

To ensure that you meet your-term goal for program completion, it is important to keep track of both your long-term goal for program completion, it is important to keep track of both your term plan progress (each term) and your term-to -term/capstone stage progress toward completion.

Capstone StageGoal DateCompletion DateJournal Notes
1Prospectus Stage Completion (if applicable).Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Proposal/Plan Stage CompletionYour Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
3IRB Application and ApprovalYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4Final Study Stage CompletionYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5CAO Approval and Publication.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Long-Term Goal [ Anticipated Date of Program Completion:

Note: Time to completion will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increase; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills, use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation, and individual; progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues, leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

Sample Completed Term Plan [ Week 1 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH GOAL(S) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review.

Mentor/chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan by day 7 of week 1. Set up Mentor/Chair communication plan. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan negotiation & commitment. Submit Term Plan by day 7 of week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/chair: Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:
3Review Writing center literature review resources and begin work.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5Second member prospectus review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit to date term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

6Submit my renegotiated term plan.Schedule one-on-meeting with member to find more sources for literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document bases in all feedback.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Continue work on literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
9Attend residency. Finalize ProspectusYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
10Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDr.Submit literature review draft to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
11Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of week 11.Keep working on literature review. Adequate Progress final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Sample Completed Final Term Plan [ Week 11 Submission

TERM GOAL(S) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH GOAL(S) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review.

Mentor/Chair Feedback: Your goal is appropriate/realistic for the term. Make sure that you work on your lit review while waiting for committee member feedback.

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial term Plan. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.3/4/20XXYour Notes: Submitted Plan ¾. Will talk with chair on the phone every other week. Email, as needed.Mentor/chair Notes: Ok.
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term plan by Day 7 of Week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.3/11/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions this week!Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Yes] Notes: Submission-3/11/20XX
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin work.3/18/20XXYour Notes: Reviewed 2 archived webinars on writing the literature review. Begin writing literature review.Mentor/chair Notes: Phone call- 3/18/18
4Meet with Chair for any final notes on prospectus.3/20/20XXYour Notes: Meet the chair early b/c out of town this week. To do that few revisions to prospectus.Mentor/Chair Notes: I’m OK w/prospectus-3/25
5Second Member prospectus review.3/2/20XXYour Notes: To 2nd Member for review 1 week early!Mentor/Chair Notes: To 2nd member -3/25

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit Updated Member [Mentor/Chair [On Track]

Mentor/Chair feedback find out if on a right track to meet your goals.

6Submit my renegotiated plan.Schedule one-on-one meeting w/chair to find more sources for literature review.4/8/20XXYour Notes: Renegotiated term plan with chair-4/8. Met with librarian-4/15.Mentor/chair Notes: Plan Ok; 2nd returned revisions on April 9.
7Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document based on all feedback. Work on literature review.Your Notes: Still working on revisions-not done yet.Mentor/Chair Notes: OK for next week.
8Continue work on literature review.4/29/20XXYour Notes: Mostly done with revisions this week; finished after residency.Mentor/Chair Notes: Ok-residency.
9Attend residency. Finalize prospectus.5/6/20XXYour Notes: Went to the Atlanta residency this week. Met with chair-5/9/20XX.Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus finalized 5/12/20XX.
10Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.5/13/20XXYour Notes: Submitted and met with chair on next steps. Used the notes from the librarian to work on literature review this week. Have 8 pages so far.Mentor/Chair Notes: keep working on lit review.
11Submit Final Term Plan by day 7 of week 11.Keep working on literature review. Adequate Progress Final Review.5/20/20XXYour Notes: Submitted End-of-Term Plan by day 7.Also have 15 pages of lit review done!Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus goal “Met” in MyDR.

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Academic Progress Submissions | Capstone/Project Drafts & Activities

Milestone 1: Prospectus

Milestone 2: Proposal

Milestone 3: Final Capstone/Project

Course Information

Welcome to your Capstone/Project Course and congratulations on reaching this critical step in your doctoral journey! Although this classroom may feel familiar, this is not a traditional course. Rather than Weeks or Modules, this course is organized by capstone/project milestones to support progress. As such, the “assignments” for this course are the planning and then executing/tracking of your academic progress for the term and beyond. This planning and tracking are documented on the Term Plan. For this course, required assignments include an initial term plan draft, an agreed-upon term plan (if revisions were required), a midterm progress check, and a final term plan to both plan and then track your progress. Your goal(s) for each term must indicate appropriate academic progress.

Begin by reading the course SYLLABUS.

Next, review the ASSIGNMENTS | TERM PLAN SUBMISSIONS & TRACKING page. Here is where you will submit your Term Planning and Tracking assignments for Chair/Mentor feedback. Once your term goal(s) are approved by your Chair/Mentor, you’ll focus on executing the weekly tasks to meet those goal(s), using the RESOURCES BY MILESTONE section to aid you, along with the Doctoral Research Coach.

Next, review the ACADEMIC PROGRESS SUBMISSIONS | CAPSTONE/PROJECT DRAFTS & ACTIVITIES page. Here is where you will submit capstone/project-related documents to your Chair/Mentor for review and feedback.

Each term, you will establish a communication plan with your Chair/Mentor. The communication plan might include live meetings (e.g., phone, Skype, Bb Collaborate), Groups, Discussions, and/or Journals. While communication plans will vary (depending on Chair/Mentor guidance), course engagement/regular check-ins are required for all students.

Also, each term your progress will be evaluated by your Chair/Mentor of your Capstone/Project Supervisory Committee. If you continue making satisfactory progress in both Planning and Progress activities as defined in the “Grading Guidelines” table shown below, your status will be considered satisfactory (S). If at any time you feel you are falling behind, it is important that you communicate this to your Chair/Mentor so that, together, you can identify the barriers you are facing and overcome them. Again, while the completing of the doctoral capstone/project is the responsibility of the student (and this is a task unlike any you have ever completed), to be successful, you will need to work closely with your Chair.

Final Course Grading Guidelines

To receive an S Grade, you must have addressed both planning and progress activities for the term as specified in your Term Plan. Omission of, or failure to participate in any of the major course/Term Plan expectations (planning or progress) will normally constitute a U Grade.

Planning & Tracking Activities Academic Progress Activities

Complete and submit the term planning assignments:

a) Initial Draft Term Plan,

b) Agreed-upon Term Plan (if revisions were needed),

c) Midterm Progress Check, and

d) Final Term Plan for adequate progress review.

Must include SMART term goal(s).

Must include agreed-upon, appropriate substantive tasks/submissions in the tasks toward term goal(s).

Engage in the course and complete specified tasks/submissions to meet the agreed-upon term goal(s) noted on the Term Plan.

Course engagement/regular check-ins (e.g., discussions, journals, groups, term plan, etc.)

Draft submissions showing substantial progress;

Other activities (e.g., IRB, oral conference, etc.); and/or

Academic coursework/residency attendance.

To determine the final course grade, the chair must answer these questions:

Did the student submit a) an Initial Draft Term Plan, b) an Agreed-upon Term Plan (if revisions were needed), c) a Midterm Progress Check, and d) a Final Term Plan for adequate progress review? Did the student meet the agreed-upon term goal(s) and complete the tasks/submissions specified in the Term Plan? See note below. 1

If the answer is “yes” to both questions, then the grade = S. | If either answer is “no”, then the grade = U.1

1 An S Grade can be assigned when progress is delayed for issues outside of the student’s control (e.g., delays caused by data access, external IRB, review times of committee members or CAO, etc.); however, extended illness requires a Leave of Absence (LOA). Because doctoral education and the research/project process are occasionally unpredictable, the student’s Chair/Mentor is responsible for making a holistic assessment of student progress/the term and the subsequent final grade.

Note: See specific guidance on time to degree completion, LOA, Individual Academic Plans, Disability Services, etc. in the most recent Walden Student Handbook.

Important Links

Please bookmark your program’s website for your references. The materials in these program-specific pages include capstone/project guidebooks, rubrics, checklists, etc. You will need these program-specific materials every term.

DBA Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/dba

DHA Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/DHA

DIT Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/dit

DNP Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/dnp

DPA Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/dpa

DrPH Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/DrPH

DSW Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/dsw

EdD Program | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/edd

Website: Walden University Writing Center

APA Style & Writing in General

The Writing Center has many resources, including tutors and editing services.

Website: Walden University Center for Research Quality

Walden U Research Center

The Research Center provides guidebooks, checklists, rubrics, etc. related to the PhD process.

Website: Walden University Library

Walden U Library Resources

Website: Student Affairs Safe Assign Tutorials

Website: IRB Guidelines and Information

IRB Related

Guidelines for IRB at Walden U, applications, etc.

Website: Document Delivery Service

Walden U Library Resources

This link will provide detailed information on how to procure documents (books, articles).

Research Course Learning Resources | http://studyhall.laureate.net/research/

Please bookmark this website for your references. The materials in this website include all the major videos, tutorials, datasets, and handouts across all six of the CRQ’s research courses. These resources will be available on this website for the duration of your program. Visit and revisit them often.

Doctoral Degree Coach | https://coach.waldenu.edu/

There are many stages to the doctoral capstone or project process. Stay on top of them by using the Doctoral Degree Coach—an interactive, virtual tool that you can use to stay on track, plan, and complete your doctoral capstone or project.

Program-Specific Capstone Resources | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra

Please bookmark this website for your references. The materials in these program-specific pages include capstone guidebooks, rubrics, checklists, etc.

Returning Doctoral Student Resources | https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/osra/returning-doctoral-students

For students returning to Walden to complete their capstone work after extended leave, please bookmark this page and access it for the first term of your return for resources related to returning students.

Academic Residencies

https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/residencies

Capstone Intensives

https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/capstone-intensives

Academic Integrity

Walden University considers academic integrity to be essential for each student’s intellectual development. Therefore, students and faculty should familiarize themselves with the university’s Code of Conduct, which includes the policy on academic integrity, as outlined in the Walden University Student Handbook. You should also be familiar with Walden’s Technology Policies.

More information about the Code of Conduct is located on the Support, Guidelines, and Policies page.

A violation of academic integrity is any action or attempted action that may result in creating an unfair academic advantage for the student or an unfair academic advantage or disadvantage for any other member or members of the academic community. A violation of academic integrity can include, but is not limited to:

Plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source. Plagiarism includes using the views, opinions, or insights of another without acknowledgment as well as misuse of your own scholarly work.

Cheating. Cheating is defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment.

Providing False Information. Providing false information includes fabricating or altering information or data and presenting it as legitimate as well as providing false or misleading information to an instructor or any other university staff member.

Copyright Violation. Walden recognizes and respects intellectual property rights and requires all members of the university community to use copyrighted materials in a lawful manner.

Misrepresentation of Credentials. Any statements made and documents supplied by a student or applicant regarding past or current academic programs, degrees, or professional accomplishments must be complete and accurate.

Theft or Damage of Property. Theft or damage of property includes, but is not limited to, obtaining a copy of an assignment or exam prior to its approved release by the faculty member.

Alteration of University Documents. Examples of alteration of university documents include forging the signature of an instructor or university official on a document and submitting an altered transcript of grades.

For more information on and examples of the above violations, as well as the review process for Code of Conduct violations, please refer to the Walden University Student Handbook.

Walden University Student Handbook

SafeAssign Policies

Walden University is committed to helping students elevate their writing skills and to teach them about academic integrity. To that end, Walden requires that students use SafeAssign, a plagiarism prevention tool, which gives students an opportunity to be proactive in identifying potential (and often unintentional) issues with plagiarism and improper citation. Additionally, SafeAssign supports Faculty Members as they review work, to ensure students have met academic integrity requirements.

SafeAssign checks your work against all the published material stored in its database to see if your writing contains borrowed passages. The database includes (but is not limited to) websites, books, journals, and student papers. You must ensure that references to outside sources are paraphrased and summarized appropriately. In addition, your assignments must adhere to APA formatting style and must include the proper citing of references.

To review Walden’s policy on academic integrity, visit the Code of Conduct in the Walden University Student Handbook. From the main handbook home page, select the University Policies and Code of Conduct tab on the left navigation bar, and then select Code of Conduct.

Thank you for your commitment to and partnership in maintaining academic integrity. Walden’s Code of Conduct can be located under “University Policies and Code of Conduct” of the Walden University Student Handbook.

Walden University Student Handbook

To submit your Assignments click here

Doc Sharing

As we collaborate with each other throughout the term, you may wish to support other members of the class by sharing documents or other files. Doc Sharing encourages us to collaborate and help each other to be successful.

Click the “Doc Sharing” link to begin sharing files or return to “Course Home” from the slide out menu, and then click “Doc Sharing” from the Blackboard menu!

To participate in Doc Sharing:

Doc Sharing

Webliography

Similar to Doc Sharing, you may wish to share hyperlinks to articles, web pages, presentations, videos, or other items that are already on the Internet. Posting Webliography items is another great way to help each other to be successful.

Click the “Webliography” link to begin sharing hyperlinks or return to “Course Home” from the slide out menu, and then click “Webliography” from the Blackboard menu!

To participate in the Webliography:

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Professional Doctoral Capstone/Project

Term Planning

The “assignments” for this course are the planning and then tracking of your academic progress for the term and beyond. This planning and tracking are documented on the Term Plan. For this course, you must submit an initial term plan draft, an agreed-upon term plan (if revisions were required), a midterm progress check, and a final term plan to both plan and then track your progress. Your goal(s) for each term must indicate appropriate academic progress.

1. Open the Term Plan document, fill in the information at the top of the first page, and follow the instructions for completion:

Your Term Plan: Refer to the Doctoral Degree Coach and find the task that aligns with the end of the current term (the final day of the current quarter/semester). You can use this task as your term goal. Indicate your term goal(s) and what you will accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Chair/Mentor. Remember that you must show PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course. Also include your communication plan for the term.

Submit the completed Initial Term Plan in the course shell by Day 7 of Week 1 to meet course expectations and not be dropped from the course. Then complete the Negotiation & Commitment with your Chair/Mentor. (This requires communication between you and your Chair/Mentor.) Submit your Agreed-Upon Term Plan (if revisions were needed) in the course shell by Day 7 of Week 2. This is the Term Plan you must follow to make adequate academic progress for this course.

2. SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

Attainable: Ensure that you can map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.

Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e., by the end of this term).

Adequate Progress Review: Throughout the term, track your progress on the Term Plan by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Chair/Mentor must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes (see the sample plans at the end of the Term Plan form). Submit your Updated Term Plan midterm, following your Progress Check. Submit the Final Term Plan by Day 7 of the final week of the term.

3. Looking Ahead: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you begin to work on your Term Goals and weekly tasks for next term. Complete the capstone stage goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by-term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Propose a personal academic plan for the Term

· Identify preferred strategies for committee communication

Assess personal academic plan for the Term.

Term Plan Assignment Grading

In the Grade Center, term plan assignments will be assessed using a Met/Revise/Not Met grading rubric. Term Plans should be revised and (re)submitted until the score of “Met” is achieved. If scored as “Met,” the Week 2 submission is not required.

Met | 1

Term Plan submitted with SMART term goal(s) indicating what will be accomplished during the term. Tasks clarify the plans for appropriate substantive submissions to the Chair/Mentor. Long-term goals are included on the Capstone Stage Goals.

Revise | .5

Term Plan requires revision and resubmission, prompting an opportunity to meet with the Chair to discuss how to revise and earn a “Met” grade. SMART term goal(s) and/or tasks need to be revised and/or clarified to indicate plans for capstone progress.

Not Met | 0

No Term Plan submission or unsatisfactory progress on term goals (at midterm or final submission).

Learning Resources

8-Week Doctoral Term Plan & Capstone Stage/Project

Student Name: Student ID:

Student Walden Email: Student Phone #:

Program and Specialization/Focus:

Mentor/Chair:

2nd Member (if applicable):

University Research Reviewer (if applicable):

Date Started Program:

Current Term Start Date: Stage of Capstone to Select Stage

Do you have an Individual Academic Plan (IAP)? Select One Note: Your Term Plan goals must align with your IAP.

Instructions

Your Term Plan: On the page labelled Your Term Plan, indicate your term goal(s), stretch goal(s), and the tasks you will accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Mentor/chair(refer to the syllabus for more information). Remember that you must demonstrate substantial academic PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course.

· Click here to indicate that you have read the course syllabus and understand the capstone course grading policies.

By Day 7 of Week 1[ Submit your Term Plan Draft for Mentor/Chair review, negotiation, and commitment.

By Day 7 of Week 2 [ Submit your completed, agreed-upon Term Plan. [ Chair notes acceptance on form].

SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

· Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

· Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

· Attainable: Ensure that you can map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

· Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.

· Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e., by the end of this term).

Midterm Progress Check and Adequate Progress Final Review: Throughout the term, track your progress on YOUR TERM PLAN by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modification needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Mentor/Chair must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes. Submit your Updated Term Plan midterm, following your Midterm Progress Check. [ Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8. [ Chair assesses final grade.]

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you work on your Term Goal(s) and weekly tasks each term. Complete the Capstone Stage Goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

Term GOAL(S) [By the end of this term, I will have completed:

STRETCH GOAL(S) [ Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete:

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

Week

Tasks Toward Term Goal(s) Date Completed Journal Notes1. Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of week 1, set up mentor/chair communication plan, andYour NotesMentor/Chair Notes:2. Term Plan Negotiation &Commitment. Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of week 2Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:3.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:4.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit Updated Term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair Feedback

5 Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
6 Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7 Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8. Submit Final Term Plan by Your Notes:
Day 7 of week 8, and Mentor/Chair Notes:
Adequate Progress Final Review

Looking Ahead/ Capstone Stage Goals

To ensure that you meet your long-term goal for program completion, it is important to keep track of both your plan progress (each term) and your term-to-term/capstone stage progress toward completion.

Capstone StageGoal DateCompletion DateJournal Notes
1. Prospectus Stage Completion (if applicable)Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
2. Proposal/Plan Stage completionYour Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
3. IRB Application and ApprovalYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4. Final Study Stage CompletionYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5. CAO Approval and PublicationYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

LONG-TERM GOAL [ Anticipated Date of Program Completion:

Notes: Time to completion will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increase; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues, leaves of absences; or other personal circumstances.

SAMPLE Completed Term Plan/Week 1 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review Mentor/Chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan By Day 7 of Week 1. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment.Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:
3Review Writing Center Literature review resources and begin working on lit review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submission Date Term Plan [Mentor/Chair: [ Select]

5Submit my renegotiated term plan. Schedule one-on-one meeting with review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
6Complete additional prospectus wishes and finalize document based on a feedback. Work on literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR.Submit literature review draft to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8.Keep working on literature review. Adequate Progress Final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

SAMPLE Completed Final Term Plan [ Week 8 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH Goal(s) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A Draft of my literature review.

Mentor/Chair Feedback: Your goal is appropriate/realistic for the term. Make sure that you work on your Lit review while waiting for committee member feedback.

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 1. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.3/4/20XXYour Notes: Submitted Plan-3/4. Will talk with chair on the phone every other week. Email, as needed. Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Yes] Notes
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.3/11/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions this week! Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan:[Yes]: Submission-3/11/20XX
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin working on lit review.3/18/20XXYour notes: Reviewed 2 archived webinars on writing the literature review. Begin writing literature review. Mentor/Chair Notes: Phone call -3/18/18.
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.3/20/20XXYour Notes: Met with Chair early b/c out of town this work. Made final few revisions to prospectus. Mentor/Chair Notes: Sent to 2nd member -3/20/

Midterm Progress check [ Submission date Term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [On Track]

Mentor/Chair feedback You are right on track to Meet your goals!

5 Submit my renegotiated term plan. Schedule one-on-one meeting with librarian to find more sources for literature review.4/1/20XXYour Notes: Renegotiated term plan with chair. Mentor/Chair Notes: Revised plan Ok’d
6 Complete additional progress revisions and finalize document based on all feedback. Work on literature review.4/8/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions from 2nd member-received 4/2. Met with librarian-4/15. Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus-ready for submission.
7 Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.4/15/20XXYour Notes: Posted Prospectus 4/15. Mentor/Chair Notes: Doing review in system.
8 Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8. Adequate Progress Final Review.4/22/20XXYour Notes: Submitted End-of-Term Plan by Day 7. Also have 15 pages of literature review done! Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus goal “Met” in MyDR.

Week 8 Doctoral Term Plan & Capstone Stage Goals

Student Name: Student ID:

Student Walden Email: Student Phone #:

Program and Specialization/Focus:

Mentor/Chair:

2nd Member (if applicable):

University Research Reviewer (if applicable):

Date Started Program:

Current Term Start Date: Stage of Capstone: Click to select Stage

Do you have an individual Academic Plan (IAP)? Select one Note: Your Term Plan goals must align with your IAP.

Instructions

Your Term Plan: On the page labelled YOUR Term Plan, indicate your term goal(s), stretch goal(s), and the tasks you accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Mentor/Chair (refer to the syllabus for more information). Remember that you must demonstrate substantial academic PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course.

Click here to indicate that you have read the course syllabus and understand the capstone course grading policies.

By day 7 of week 1[Submit your Term Plan Draft for mentor/chair review, negotiation, and commitment.

By day 7 of week 2 [ Submit your completed, agreed-upon Term Plan. [ Chair notes acceptance on form.]

SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

· Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

· Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

· Attainable: Ensure that you can map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

· Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.

· Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e., by the end of this term).

Midterm Progress Check and Adequate Progress Final Review: Through out the term, track your progress on YOUR Term Plan by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your purposes. Submit your updated Term Plan Midterm, following your midterm Progress Check. [Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your final Term Plan by day 7 of Week 8. [Chair assesses final grade].

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you work on your Term Plan by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Mentor/Chair must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes. Submit your updated Terme Plan midterm, following your Midterm Progress Check. [Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your Final Term Plan by Day 7 of week 8. [Chair assesses final grade.]

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term goal (anticipated date of program completion) as you work on your Term Goal(s) and weekly tasks each term. Complete the Capstone Stage Goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by-term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

Your Term Plan

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed:

STRETCH Goal(s) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete:

Mentor/Chair feedback:

WeekTasks Toward term Goal(s)Date completedJournal Notes
1.1. Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 1, set up Mentor/chair communication plan andYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2.Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term plan by Day 7 of week 2.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
3.Your notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
4.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes
Mid term Progress Check [SubmitUpdated Term PlanMentor/chair: SelectMentor/chair Feedback
5.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
6.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
7.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
8. Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of week 8, and Adequate Progress Final ReviewYour Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:

Long-Term: [Anticipated Date of Program Completion:

Note: Time to completion will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

Sample Completed Term Plan [ Week 1 Submission

Term Goal(s) [ By the end of this, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH Goal(s) [ Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of literature review.

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term GoalsDate CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 1. Set up Mentor/chair to review prospectus/goals.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment.Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Accepts Plan: [ Select] Notes:
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin working on lit review.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.Your Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submission date Term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

5Submit my renegotiated term plan, Schedule one-on-one meeting with librarian or find more sources for literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
6Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document based on the feedback.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Post the agreed-up prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8.Keep working on literature review.Adequate Progress Final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Sample Completed Final Term Plan [ Week 8 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH Goal(s) [ Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review.

Mentor/Chair feedback: Your goal is appropriate/realistic for the term. Make sure that you work your lit review while waiting for committee feedback.

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan By Day 7 of week 1. Set up Mentor/chair to review prospectus/goals.3/4/20XXYour Notes: Submitted Plan-3/4. Will talk with chair on the phone every other week. Email, as needed. Mentor/chair Notes: Ok.
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term Plan Day 7 of week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.3/11/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions this week!Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Yes] Notes: Submission.3/11/20XX.
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin working on lit review.3/18/20XXYour Notes: Reviewed 2 archived webinars on writing the literature review. Began writing literature review. Mentor/chair: Notes: Phone call-3/18/18
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus. Submit to 2nd member.3/20/20Chair Notes: Met with chair early b/c out of town this with. Made final few revisions to prospectus.Mentor/chair Notes: Sent to 2nd member- 3/20.

Midterm Progress Check [ Submission date Term plan [ Mentor/chair [ On track]

Mentor/chair feedback. [ You are right on track to meet your goals.

5Submit my renegotiated term plan. Schedule one-on-one meeting with librarian to find more resources for literature review.4/1/20XXYour Notes: Renegotiated term plan with chair.Mentor/chair Notes: Revised plan Ok’d.
6Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document based on all feedback. Work on literature review.4/8/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions from 2nd member-received 4/2. Met with librarian-4/15. Mentor/chair Notes: Prospectus-ready for submission.
7Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.4/15/20XXYour Notes: Posted prospectus 4/15.Mentor/chair Notes: Doing review in system.
8Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of Week 8.Keep work on literature review.Adequate Progress Final Review.4/22/20XXYour Notes: Submitted End-of-Term Plan by Day 7.Also have 15 pages of lit review done!Mentor/chair Notes: Prospectus goal “Met” in MyDR.

11-Week Doctoral Term Plan & Capstone Stage Goals

Student Name: Student ID:

Student Walden Email:

Program and Specialization/Focus:

Mentor/Chair:

2nd member (if applicable):

University Research Review (if applicable):

Date Started Program:

Current Term Start Date: Stage of Capstone: Click to select Stage

Do you have an Individual Academic Plan (IAP)? Select One Note: Your Term Plan goals must align with your IAP.

Instructions

Your term Plan: On the page labelled YOUR TERM PLAN, indicate your term goal(s), stretch goal(s), and the tasks you accomplish during the weeks of the term. Your tasks should make clear what you will be working on and your plans for appropriate substantive submissions to your Mentor/Chair (refer to the syllabus for more information). Remember that you must demonstrate substantial academic PROGRESS each term to receive a satisfactory grade for the course.

Click here to indicate that you have read the course syllabus and understand the capstone course grading policies.

By Day 7 of week 1 [ Submit your Term Plan Draft for Mentor/Chair review, negotiation, and commitment.

By Day 7 of week 2 [ Submit your completed, agreed-upon Term Plan. [Chair notes acceptance on Form.]

SMART GOALS can help you create a Term Goal that clearly articulates outcomes.

· Specific: Set specific goals, which have a much greater chance of being accomplished than general goals.

· Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

· Attainable: Ensure that you map out a clear path to achieving your goal.

· Realistic: Write a goal that represents an objective towards which you are both willing and able to work.

· Timely: Ground your goal within a time frame (i.e, by the end of this term).

Midterm Progress Check and Adequate Progress Final Review: Throughout the term, track your progress on YOUR TERM PLAN by entering dates for task completion and by making journal notes on activities completed or modifications needed, noting any barriers and strategies to overcome them. Your Mentor/Chair must approve any modifications and can add journal notes on the plan document for archival purposes. Submit your Updated Term Plan midterm, following your Midterm Progress Check. [Chair assesses progress to date.] Submit your Final Term Plan by day 7 of week 11. [Chair assesses final grade.]

Capstone Stage Goals: Think about your long-term (anticipated data of program completed) as you work on your Term Goal(s) and weekly tasks each term. Complete the Capstone Stage Goals. It is helpful to think about overall progress as you think about term-by-term progress. Begin with the end in mind!

YOUR Term Plan

Term Goal(s) [ by the end of this term, I will have completed:

STRETCH GOAL(s) [ by the end of this term, I will try to complete:

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term GoalsDates CompletedJournal Notes:
1Submit Initial Term Plan by Day 7 of week 1, set up Mentor/chair communication plan and.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment.Submit Term Plan by Day 7 of week 2, andYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [ Select] Notes:
3Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5Your Notes:Mento/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit Updated term Plan [ mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair feedback

6Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
9Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
10Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
11Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of the week 11, and Adequate Progress Final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Looking Ahead [ Capstone Stage Goals

To ensure that you meet your-term goal for program completion, it is important to keep track of both your long-term goal for program completion, it is important to keep track of both your term plan progress (each term) and your term-to -term/capstone stage progress toward completion.

Capstone StageGoal DateCompletion DateJournal Notes
1Prospectus Stage Completion (if applicable).Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Proposal/Plan Stage CompletionYour Notes:Mentor/chair Notes:
3IRB Application and ApprovalYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
4Final Study Stage CompletionYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5CAO Approval and Publication.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Long-Term Goal [ Anticipated Date of Program Completion:

Note: Time to completion will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increase; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills, use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation, and individual; progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues, leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

Sample Completed Term Plan [ Week 1 Submission

Term Goal(s) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH GOAL(S) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review.

Mentor/chair Feedback:

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial Term Plan by day 7 of week 1. Set up Mentor/Chair communication plan. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
2Term Plan negotiation & commitment. Submit Term Plan by day 7 of week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/chair: Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:
3Review Writing center literature review resources and begin work.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Select] Notes:
4Meet with chair for any final notes on prospectus.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
5Second member prospectus review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit to date term Plan [ Mentor/Chair: [Select]

Mentor/Chair Feedback:

6Submit my renegotiated term plan.Schedule one-on-meeting with member to find more sources for literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
7Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document bases in all feedback.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
8Continue work on literature review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
9Attend residency. Finalize ProspectusYour Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
10Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDr.Submit literature review draft to chair.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:
11Submit Final Term Plan by Day 7 of week 11.Keep working on literature review. Adequate Progress final Review.Your Notes:Mentor/Chair Notes:

Sample Completed Final Term Plan [ Week 11 Submission

TERM GOAL(S) By the end of this term, I will have completed: My prospectus with committee consensus as “Met”.

STRETCH GOAL(S) Additionally, by the end of this term, I will try to complete: A draft of my literature review.

Mentor/Chair Feedback: Your goal is appropriate/realistic for the term. Make sure that you work on your lit review while waiting for committee member feedback.

WeekTasks Toward Term Goal(s)Date CompletedJournal Notes
1Submit Initial term Plan. Meet with chair to review prospectus/goals.3/4/20XXYour Notes: Submitted Plan ¾. Will talk with chair on the phone every other week. Email, as needed.Mentor/chair Notes: Ok.
2Term Plan Negotiation & Commitment. Submit Term plan by Day 7 of Week 2. Complete prospectus document with revisions from last term and submit to chair.3/11/20XXYour Notes: Finished revisions this week!Mentor/Chair Accepts Plan: [Yes] Notes: Submission-3/11/20XX
3Review Writing Center literature review resources and begin work.3/18/20XXYour Notes: Reviewed 2 archived webinars on writing the literature review. Begin writing literature review.Mentor/chair Notes: Phone call- 3/18/18
4Meet with Chair for any final notes on prospectus.3/20/20XXYour Notes: Meet the chair early b/c out of town this week. To do that few revisions to prospectus.Mentor/Chair Notes: I’m OK w/prospectus-3/25
5Second Member prospectus review.3/2/20XXYour Notes: To 2nd Member for review 1 week early!Mentor/Chair Notes: To 2nd member -3/25

Midterm Progress Check [ Submit Updated Member [Mentor/Chair [On Track]

Mentor/Chair feedback find out if on a right track to meet your goals.

6Submit my renegotiated plan.Schedule one-on-one meeting w/chair to find more sources for literature review.4/8/20XXYour Notes: Renegotiated term plan with chair-4/8. Met with librarian-4/15.Mentor/chair Notes: Plan Ok; 2nd returned revisions on April 9.
7Complete additional prospectus revisions and finalize document based on all feedback. Work on literature review.Your Notes: Still working on revisions-not done yet.Mentor/Chair Notes: OK for next week.
8Continue work on literature review.4/29/20XXYour Notes: Mostly done with revisions this week; finished after residency.Mentor/Chair Notes: Ok-residency.
9Attend residency. Finalize prospectus.5/6/20XXYour Notes: Went to the Atlanta residency this week. Met with chair-5/9/20XX.Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus finalized 5/12/20XX.
10Post the agreed-upon prospectus in MyDR. Submit literature review draft to chair.5/13/20XXYour Notes: Submitted and met with chair on next steps. Used the notes from the librarian to work on literature review this week. Have 8 pages so far.Mentor/Chair Notes: keep working on lit review.
11Submit Final Term Plan by day 7 of week 11.Keep working on literature review. Adequate Progress Final Review.5/20/20XXYour Notes: Submitted End-of-Term Plan by day 7.Also have 15 pages of lit review done!Mentor/Chair Notes: Prospectus goal “Met” in MyDR.

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