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PhD Committee Orientation

We are very pleased that you that you have become a Committee Member for a student in WCIU’s Ph.D. program. We have compiled the documents below to help orient you to WCIU and your role with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 626-398-2114 if you have any questions or concerns.

1. Dear PhD Committee Member

2. Faculty Handbook

3. Articles for orientation to WCIU

a. WCIU Core Description
b. Virtual Faculty Discussion about International Development
c. WCF Booklet (the historical/biblical foundation upon which all our degree programs build)
d. Shalom article (by Beth Snodderly)
e. Future of Evangelicals (by Ralph D. Winter)
f.  The Delayed Education of Ralph Winter

4. Committee Member Information

a. A Road Map for Major Advisors and Committee Members
b. PhD Program Objectives
c. PhD Quality Assurance
d. Role of Mentor in Doctoral Education

5. Elements of Program

a. PhD Program Flow Chart
b. Sample of Student Checklist
c. Introduction to the Doctoral Learning Contract
d. Doctoral Learning Contract
e. Guidelines for Writing Individualized Courses
f. Individualized Course Outline
g. Sample Individualized Course Outline
h. Rubric for Assessing Course Outlines
i. Research Paper Rubric
j. Dissertation Guidelines
k. Dissertation Template
l. Dissertation Assessment Form
m. Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation