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Ph.D. in Education

Electronic Forms

Directions for use of URI/RIC Ph.D. in Education online forms:

(Note:  This is an example for completing the Final Program of Study)

Chain of Signatures (From Top-Down)
Student
Major Professor
Committee Member
Committee Member
Committee Member
RIC Co-Director
Dean of RIC FSHED
URI Co-Director
Dean of URI Graduate School

Note:  Every signature must be placed on the same electronic form that is sent from member to member for signatures.  At each step the form should be printed to retain a record of the signature process.

Directions for the Student 

  1. The student opens the online form (e.g., Final Program of Study) in Acrobat Reader 8.0 (or a later version) and fills out the appropriate information on the top of the page.  The student can simply type his/her name and the URIID in the spaces provided.  If needed, the student can choose the “Highlight Fields” option at the top right-hand of the screen to see where to type.
  2. If the student has selected courses in the specialization area, he/she types the course number, title, and number of credits in the appropriate boxes.  The student also has the option of typing in any additional information needed to complete the form.  (This includes the master’s work, degree title, and institution, transfer credits, and grades for courses already completed.
  3. The student should type in the names of the Major Professor and Committee Members under the lines provided.
  4. The student then electronically signs the form (one already created using the additional handout directions OR following the prompts once you click on the signature space).  BE SURE TO PLACE THE SIGNATURE IN THE CORRECT SPACE ON THE FORM. By clicking the arrow by the student signature, a pop-up box should open instructing the student to sign the form.  This action is password protected.
  5. The student saves the form as [lastname_formname] (e.g., young_programofstudy.pdf) and sends it as an email attachment to the Major Professor.   Directions for the Major Professor/Committee Members
  6. The Major Professor/Committee Members will open the file in Acrobat Reader.
  7. The Major Professor/Committee Members electronically signs the form (already created using directions OR following the prompts once they click on the signature space. BE SURE TO PLACE THE SIGNATURE IN THE CORRECT SPACE ON THE FORM. By clicking the arrow by the Major Professor’s/Committee Member’s signature, a pop-up box should open instructing the faculty member to sign the form.  This action is password protected.
  8. The Major Professor and each subsequent Committee Member will resave the form with his/her signature and email the form to the next member of the student’s doctoral committee.
  9. This process will continue for the rest of the committee. The last Committee Member will send the form to the RIC Co-Director as an email attachment. Directions for the Program Co-Directors and Deans.
  10. The RIC Co-Director will open the file in Acrobat Reader 8.0 (or later) and sign the form following the same directions for the Major Professor (using one already created using the additional handout directions OR following the prompts once you click on the signature space).
  11. The RIC Co-Director will resave the form with his/her signature and email the form to the Dean at RIC’s FSEHD, who will complete the same steps and forward the form to the URI Co-Director.  The URI Co-Director will electronically sign the form and submit it for signature to the URI Graduate Dean.

Questions? Contact either of the Co-Directors for further clarification.  

URI/RIC Ph.D. in Education Forms

 

Welcome to the Program

 

Moving On

 

Final Stages

Electronic Forms (Interactive Adobe PDFs)*

*Please note:  These forms must be viewed in either Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. Signatures cannot be started when you open the form in a web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, ect.). If you have your browser set to open PDFs you will need to right-click on the file and save the file. You can get a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader at the following address:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

If you have a copy of Adobe Acrobat, do not use Adobe Reader to sign these forms as it can create signature conflicts.

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Ph.D. IN EDUCATION NEWS

  • Spring Colloquium

    Thursday, April 17, 4 - 7 pm

    Gallanti Lounge, 3rd floor library

    University of Rhode Island

    Kingston, RI

  • Jennifer Connolly, doctoral candidate in the joint URI/RIC Ph.D. in Education program, has been selected to present "A Grounded Theory Content Analysis of Seclusion of Students with Disabilities in Schools" as part of the graduate student research session at the 2013 Council for Exceptional Children's national conference in San Antonio, Texas in April.

 

  • Dr. Elaine Mangiante, Cohort 2008, 2012 winner of the Schmitt Award for best paper from the New England Education Research Organization.

    Paper: Planning for Inquiry Science: Case Studies of Two Effective Urban Elementary Teachers

    Major Professor: Dr. Kathleen Peno

 

  • Dr. Mary Jo Fletcher LaRocco
    Dissertation published: Chinese International Teaching Assistants and the Essence of Intercultural Competence in University Context. In Greta Gorsuch, (Ed.), 2012, Working Theories for Teaching Assistant Development. Stillwater, OK: New Forms Press.
    Major professor: Dr. Joanne Hammodou Sullivan



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