Title: AB 540 Community College Students in Southern California: Making Connections and Realizing Dreams Program of Study: Education Purpose of Study: This qualitative study applies the construct of institutional agents and the associated theories of social capital and social networking to describe the influence of institutional agents on the experiences of Latino undocumented community college students who qualify for tuition equity in California under AB 540.
Title: Analysis of Telephonic Pharmacist Counseling Program of Study: Public Health Purpose of Study: This correlational study used the behavioral change model to analyze archival data from a sample of 1,148 participants to investigate the relationships between pharmicist counseling, medication adherence, and medication complexity for one pharmacy benefit management firm’s Medicare Part D recipients.
Review and approval of the dissertation proposal occurs normally during the third year.
The proposal hearing seeks to review the quality and feasibility of the proposal.
The student must provide a written copy of the proposal to the faculty committee no later than two weeks prior to the date of the proposal hearing.
Committee members could require an earlier deadline (e.g., four weeks before the hearing).
Whether or not the student’s general program advisor serves on the dissertation proposal committee and later the reading committee will depend on the relevance of that faculty member’s expertise to the topic of the dissertation, and his/her availability.
There is no requirement that a program advisor serve, although very often he or she does.
As students progress through the program, their interests may change.
There is no commitment on the part of the student’s advisor to automatically serve as the dissertation chair.