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MLC has adopted a credit hour policy that has implications for every course – including online graduate courses. Newly adopted federal regulations and Higher Learning Commission policies necessitate MLC specifying common practices and documenting them in course syllabi. This policy affects every MLC course instructor. Please read on to see how if affects you.
A high-quality program requires high-quality instruction. Several graduate faculty members have communicated with me recently about things they are doing to improve themselves as instructors.
At its May conference, the graduate faculty discussed the need to provide opportunities for our faculty and students to write for a larger audience. Dr. Abrego mentioned that Cabell’s Directories can be useful for finding publications that may match our or our students' work. Some new MLC-sponsored outlets for publishing will soon be available. Graduate faculty members are encouraged to lead the way, both as authors and in urging students and advisees, both past and present, to contribute. Here is one way you can write for the broader WELS educational and intellectual community.
God has blessed our program with highly qualified faculty. We want those interested in our program to know that. Sometimes our WELS teachers think they must go outside of MLC or the synod to get quality. They wonder if anything good can come from their own synod. It’s natural to think that way, but we need to assure our WELS teachers that they can get what they are looking for right here.
Advisees will seek guidance if they desire to complete their program with the Comprehensive Exam. Advisors often have questions about the purpose and procedures of the exam themselves. Guidelines have been developed to help the advisor understand the exam and respond to students.
Before selecting committee members the student and advisor will have discussed a tentative capstone project proposal. The advisor will want to consult the appropriate section of the Graduate Faculty Handbook for additional information.
I recently spoke with a student who is interested in completing a double emphasis. If your advisee asks you this question, refer them to page 12 of the graduate studies bulletin.
Advisors are asked to play a more active role in a student’s selection of committee members. The goals are to increase student responsibility and to ensure reflective selections of committee members. The additional work for advisors will be minimal.
Martin Luther College faculty members and adjunct faculty members serve as graduate advisors. Advising responsibilities include the following.
For a graduate student, the capstone project is new and unfamiliar territory. Faculty members should expect and even encourage questions, especially from their advisees. Three things are important in your role: 1) procedural guidance, 2) academic advice, and 3) encouragement.
Every student who wishes to complete a capstone project MUST submit an IRB application along with his or her capstone proposal to the Director of Graduate Studies. The detail to which the IRB application is completed is determined by whether human subjects are involved in the research.
What is the Big Blue Button? It is a tool that MLC supplies to faculty members to facilitate face-to-face, real-time collaboration and contact in their classes.
Course grades need to be entered into the MLC Portal prior to a specific date each term. You don't need to enter all grades for your course at the same time. If you wish to change a grade after it has been entered, you will need to contact the Records Office. To enter grades . . .
When entering course grades, graduate faculty members may enter some student grades and leave others blank in the days preceding the deadline for posting.
May 18 is graduation at Martin Luther College, and we hope every graduate faculty member can attend at MLC’s expense. Why? First, it is a chance to witness advisees and former students receive their master’s degrees. Second, graduate faculty members get to meet the families of our graduates and help them celebrate. Third, it is the only opportunity for the entire faculty to meet face to face. Fourth, it provides a chance for adjuncts to be part of the governance of the master’s program.
On May 18, MLC graduate faculty, both adjunct and on campus, are invited to attend the Graduate Faculty Conference. This conference provides an opportunity for graduate faculty members and some graduate students to discuss important issues and concerns.
This page contains the Assessment Plan, Calendar, Artifacts/Measures, and Results for the MLC Master of Science in Education program.
Both adjunct and on-campus graduate faculty members will meet together on graduation day, May 18, for the Graduate Faculty Conference. The purpose of the conference is to bring the graduate faculty together to meet one another and socialize, to learn important program information, to learn from each other, to weigh in on important issues, and to build a unity of purpose. The schedule for the conference and those who will be participating follows: