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					        DOCTORAL STUDENT ADVISING GUIDE



                                FALL 2010


 *Please note this guide is NOT a replacement for either the Graduate Handbook or the
Department Student Policy Manual. The document is meant to help you plan your program
                        of study in consultation with your advisor.
                               THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
                          Department of Sport & Recreation Management

                           DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

                                            Effective – Fall 2010

Prerequisite Core1, 2

SPM 5102            Research Methods in Sport Management                        3
SPM 5308            Marketing Sport                                             3
SPM 5508            Fiscal Management in Sport                                  3
SPM 5726            Sport Law                                                   3
SPM 5947            Practicum in Sport Management                               3


Doctoral Core (21 hours)

SPM 6309            Seminar: Sport Marketing                                    3
SPM 6507            Seminar: Sport Finance                                      3
SPM 6206            Seminar: Sport Ethics                                       3
SPM 6700            Seminar: Sport Management Research                          3
SPM 6930            Seminar: Applied Statistics in Sport Management             3
------ ####3        Doctoral Seminar                                            3
------ ####3        Doctoral Seminar                                            3


Area of Specialization (6 hours)

Students should specialize in their chosen area of research interest. Your choice of specialization and the
courses taken in this area must be approved by your advisor, and should be from outside of the SMRMPE
Department. You may specialize in more than one area. You must take the Doctoral Seminar that
corresponds to your area of specialization. Suggested areas of specialization include Sport Finance, Sport
Marketing, Sport Ethics, and Statistics.

Electives           (9 hours)

Statistics4         (12 hours)

Research Tools4 (8 hours)

Hoops and Hurdles5

SPM 6967            Qualifying Exam (after 18 hours of coursework)              0
SPM 8968            Prelim Exam (last semester of coursework)                   0
SPM 8985            Dissertation Defense                                        0

Dissertation        (24 hours)

SPM 6980        A minimum of 24 hours. Students are required to be continuously enrolled in dissertation
                credits once they are admitted to candidacy.

Total Hours Recommended for Doctorate Degree:                       Minimum of 80

    The total hours recommended is just that, a recommendation. Students should plan to complete all
    pertinent course work during their time as a doctoral student.



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Notes:
1. If not previously taken, must be completed and may be used to satisfy elective hours.

2. If taken previously, you may be ‘signed out’ of the courses by your advisor. You must meet with the
    professor teaching a particular course, provide official documentation (transcript and syllabus) regarding
    the work you have done, and discuss the course you previously completed. The professor will coordinate
    with your advisor and determine whether you will receive a “prerequisite waiver.”

3. Each student will work with his/her advisor to identify content appropriate seminars to complete the
   doctoral core requirement.

4. The student, working with a major professor and advising committee, will choose these courses. The
   following is a list of courses that past students have chosen. There are other courses that would suffice.
   Consult with your advisor prior to registering for any course.

    Statistics courses to choose from (these are ideas, not an exhaustive list):

        •   Basis Descriptive and Inferential Statistics (EDF 5400)
        •   Analysis of Variance (EDF 5402 or STA 5206)
        •   Applied Regression Methods (EDF 5401 or STA 5207)
        •   Applied Multivariate Analysis (EDF 5406 or STA 5406)
        •   Hierarchical Linear Models (EDF 5409)
        •   Non-parametric Analysis (EDF 5410 or STA 5507)
        •   Quasi-experimental Analysis Applications (EDF 5476)
        •   Qualitative Data Analysis (EDF 6479)

    Research Tools to choose from (in addition to those above):

        •   Graduate Inquiry (EDH 5050)
        •   Research and Human Services (MHS 5710)
        •   Literature Review and Professional Writing (EDA 6930)
        •   Prospectus Development (EDH 6935)
        •   Quantitative Methods (EDF 6475)
        •   Qualitative Methods for program evaluation (EDF 5464) (students should take at least one
                                                                   qualitative methods course)
        •   Measurement Theory I (EDF 5432)
        •   Measurement Theory II (EDF 5434)
        •   Methods of Educational Research (EDF 5481)
        •   Theory of Scaling (EDF 5435)
        •   Scale and Instrument Development (EDF 5447)
        •   Survey Research Methods (EDF 5449)
        •   SPSS Analysis (EDF 5488)
        •   HLM Topics (EDF 6937)
        •   Grant Writing

5. Doctorate students must sign-up for the “Hoops and Hurdles” just like any other course. Students should
   register for the Qualifying Exam during their second semester. Students should enroll in the “Preliminary
   Exam” the semester before they are scheduled to complete the exam.




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                                   The Florida State University
                                      College of Education
                               DOCTORAL Sport Management Program

                               Program of Studies Supplement
                             **FOR DEPARTMENTAL RECORDS ONLY**
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Please Note – This form is to be completed and signed within the Department, and is a
supplement to (not a replacement for) the College of Education’s program of study form.
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Please refer to the program of study sheet in the Graduate Handbook if you are unsure of
what courses to take or where they might fit into your program.

STUDENT NAME: _____________________ _____________________

Transferred Credits (up to 6 hours allowed)

Course Number             Course Title                                 Credits       Semester/School
                                                                                     Completed at




Prerequisites

Course Number             Course Title (OR Substitutes)                Semester Completed
                                                                       (If waived, attach sheet)
SPM 5102                  Research Methods in Sport
                          Management
SPM 5308                  Marketing Sport
SPM 5508                  Fiscal Management in Sport
SPM 5726                  Sport Law
SPM 5947                  Practicum in Sport Management


Doctoral Core (21 hours)

Course Number             Course Title                                 Credits       Semester
                                                                                     Completed




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Area of Specialization (Minimum of 6 hours)

AREA(S) CHOSEN: _______________________________________

Course Number        Course Title                Credits   Semester
                                                           Completed




Electives         (Minimum of 9 hours)

Course Number        Course Title                Credits   Semester
                                                           Completed




Statistics        (minimum of 12 hours)

Course Number        Course Title                Credits   Semester
                                                           Completed




Research Tools    (minimum of 8 hours)

Course Number        Course Title                Credits   Semester
                                                           Completed




Hoops and Hurdles

Course Number        Course Title                Credits   Semester
                                                           Completed
SPM 6967             Qualifying Examination      0
SPM 8968             Preliminary Examination     0
SPM 8985             Dissertation Defense        0




                                                                       5
Dissertation       (Minimum of 24 hours)


Course Number        Course Title                         Credits    Semester
                                                                     Completed
SPM 6980             Dissertation




Total Hours To Be Completed Towards the Doctorate Degree (minimum 80): ___________________

Semester in which Dissertation Defense / Graduation is Planned: ___________________


SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE:
Committee Member        Committee Member’s Signature      Dept/Program Directive Status
    NAME
MAJOR:




Outside Member          Signature of outside member not
                        needed on this form.


Graduate Program        Coordinator’s Signature           Dept/Program Directive Status
Coordinator Name




Date Processed:




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DOCTORAL COURSE SCHEDULING GUIDELINES

First Year (Fall and Spring)     - Priority 1    Take your Masters Core (prerequisites) if needed or
desired.
                                 - Priority 2    Take Research Tool and Statistics courses
                                 - Priority 3    Take Doctoral Core courses
                                 - Priority 4    Qualifying Examination
                                 - Priority 6    Take Electives and “outside specialization courses”

First Year (Summer)              - Priority 1    Take Research Tool and Statistics courses
                                 - Priority 2    Take Electives and “outside specialization courses”

Second Year (Fall and Spring) - Priority 1       Take Doctoral Core courses
                              - Priority 2       Take Research Tool and Statistics courses
                              - Priority 3       Take Electives and “outside specialization courses”

Second Year (Summer)             - Priority 1    Take Doctoral Core courses (if necessary)
                                 - Priority 2    Take whatever else you need to be finished coursework

Third Year                       - Priority 1    Preliminary Examination (if not taken in Summer)
                                 - Priority 2    Dissertation Hours (Prospectus & Defense)


When courses are offered (subject to change – please check with Department & advisor)
Masters Pre-requisite Core courses:

FALL:    Research Methods, Sport Law

SPRING: Sport Law, Sport Finance, Sport Marketing

Any Semester - Practicum


Doctoral Core courses:

FALL:        Seminar in Sport Finance, Seminar in Sport Ethics

SPRING: Seminar in Sport Marketing, Seminar in Advanced Research Methods

SUMMER: Seminar in Applied Statistics in Sport Management

Discipline-based seminars: Offered throughout the year, check home department listings.

Research and Statistics courses: Offered throughout the year, need to check Department listings.




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DOCTORAL PROGRAM OF STUDY SCHEDULING WORKSHEET

                               FALL                  SPRING                 SUMMER


      YEAR 1




      YEAR 2




      YEAR 3


* In addition to total credit hour requirements, be sure to consult the “supplemental
 program of study form” to ensure that you are meeting the requirements for each “block”
 of courses.




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                           The Florida State University
                        Sport Management Doctoral Program

                        Prerequisite Course Evaluation Form


   Doctoral students should file this form with the office during their first semester in the
                                          program.


Student: __________________________
                                                  Requirement    Must      Faculty      Date
                                                  Satisfied     Take       Signature
Prerequisite Core


SPM 5102                Research Methods in     ________     ________    _______       ______
                        Sport Management

SPM 5308                Marketing Sport         ________     ________    _______       ______

SPM 5508                Fiscal Management in
                        Sport                   ________     ________    _______       ______

SPM 5726                Sport Law               ________     ________    _______       ______

SPM 5947                Practicum in Sport
                        Management              ________     ________    _______       ______




____________________________________                                    _____________________
Student Signature                                                               Date



____________________________________                                    _____________________
Advisor Signature                                                               Date



____________________________________                                    _____________________
Program Director Signature                                                      Date




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                                   COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

                                  Requirements of Doctoral Study
Note: Sport Management supplemental policies/guidelines are inserted in highlighted text where appropriate.

Source: The following policies represent recommendations for doctoral level graduate education made
by the Academic Quality Committee and approved by the Faculty Council on April 2, 2004. Except
for those policies that are already identified as University requirements and expressly noted in the
Florida State University Graduate Bulletin, these policies will take effect upon approval by the Dean of
the College. The policies identified below are to be construed in light of existing University policies
and with deference to the requirements imposed on graduate education by the University, the Board of
Trustees of Florida State University and the Governing Board of the State University System of
Florida.

Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

Admission

In addition to those requirements imposed by minimum standards stated in the “Admissions” chapter of the
Graduate Bulletin and requirements imposed by the College of Education, departments and programs are
encouraged to establish and disseminate additional criteria for selection and admission in order to insure that
only those applicants who appear clearly qualified for studies at the advanced graduate level are admitted.

Diagnostic Examination

Every student who has been admitted to work toward a doctoral degree within a department or program of
the College must, before the end of the second semester of postbaccalaureate study, complete a
departmentally administered diagnostic examination. This examination will be designed to appraise the
student's ability to pursue the doctoral degree in the field and to facilitate counseling in the development of
the student's program of studies.

The department will notify the Office of Student Services (COE) and the Office of the University
Registrar if the diagnostic examination is failed and the student's program is to be terminated.

Qualifying (Diagnostic) Examinations for Doctoral Students:


    1. In order to demonstrate their ability to continue the program, students will be required to take written
       and possibly oral examinations by the end of their second term of enrollment, or during the term in
       which 18-24 hours will be completed. They will enroll in SPM 6967, qualifying examination, for
       zero credit hours

    2. The examination will be given over a four (4) hour block to all eligible students at the same time and
       place. It will be scheduled during the middle part of the term in which a student has registered for the
       exam. If modification of the schedule is required, students will be notified.

    3. The examination will cover core prerequisite courses and other content to be determined by the
       Director of Graduate Studies and the program faculty.

    4. The faculty will evaluate the questions both for content and for writing ability. The student will be
       notified in writing of the examination results by the Director of Graduate Studies.
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    5. The faculty will read, evaluate, and give results to students within a two-week period. If an oral
       examination or additional writing is needed it will be scheduled individually as soon as possible.

    6. It will be the responsibility of the Major Professor to communicate to the student the results of the
       written examination. In cases where the student fails the examination, he/she will discuss future
       exams/academic program plans with the Major Professor.

    8.   Satisfactory performance earns a grade of “S” on SPM 6967.

   9.    A grade of “U” or “I” may be given for SPM 6967. An “I” will not expire at the end of one term and
         students do not have to register again, regardless of the length of time it takes him/her to complete
         the qualifying exam.

    10. If students are repeating the examination, they are encouraged not to take heavy class loads, as
        qualifying exams may only be taken twice.

Residence

After having finished thirty (30) semester hours of graduate work or being awarded the master's
degree, the student must be continuously enrolled on the Florida State University Tallahassee campus for a
minimum of twenty-four (24) graduate semester hours of credit in any period of 12 consecutive months.
Residency requirements must be completed prior to admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

Residency requirements may differ from the foregoing only with the approval of the Graduate Policy Council
and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students in such programs should check residence requirements with their
departmental chairs or program coordinators.

Course Requirements

There is no minimum course requirement for completion of the doctoral degree other than that implied in the
residency requirement, however, programs and departments within the College are expected to design
programs of study that will insure the necessary depth and breadth of graduate study to insure the student has
an adequate grounding in methods of research and discipline-based inquiry. Individual programs of study
should be developed by program and department faculty to increase the likelihood that prior to students
reaching the preliminary examinations they will have gained sufficient mastery of their field to complete
them successfully.

Programs and departments offering both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. must develop and disseminate information
distinguishing the degrees by the nature of specific training (although there may be a core of studies common
to the two curricula) and by the requirements for the dissertation.

The Sport Management program is a minimum of 80 credit hours (see the Program of study above).

Major Professor

Early in the doctoral program, the student should consult with the chair of the department and with the
professors under whom the student may be interested in working and from whose areas of competency a
dissertation topic could be selected. The departmental chair will appoint the major professor who must be a
member of the graduate faculty with doctoral directive status and have special competence in the student’s
proposed area of concentration. The appointment must be mutually agreeable to the student, major professor,
and departmental chair.

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In the Sport Management program, the Major Professor will be the Professor who sponsored your admission.

Supervisory Committee

Upon the request of the major professor, the departmental chair will appoint the supervisory committee that
will be in charge of the work of the student until the completion of all requirements for the degree. The
supervisory committee will consist of a minimum of four members of the graduate faculty, three of whom
must have graduate faculty status and two of whom must be from the program major. The representative-
at-large of the graduate faculty must be drawn from outside the student's department, be tenured, and hold
graduate faculty status. Additional members may be appointed if deemed desirable. All members of the
committee must hold at least co-directive status.

The committee representatives must have graduate faculty status. A Sport Management faculty member must
serve as the Committee Chair.

Once constituted, the supervisory committee will annually assess the progress of the student in writing
and will make available copies of their assessment to the student, the departmental chair, and the
academic dean. The Dean of Graduate Studies, the academic dean, and the chair of the major department
may attend committee meetings as nonvoting members. Notification of the final committee will be reported
to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Non-graduate faculty may assist a student on a supervisory committee, but
cannot vote or sign the dissertation.

The graduate faculty representative is responsible for ensuring that University policies are followed, and that
decisions made by the supervisory committee reflect the collective judgment of the committee. Therefore,
the graduate faculty representative must be someone who is free of conflicts of interest with other members
of the committee. If questions arise they should be referred to the Dean of Graduate Studies for resolution.

[As a consequence of mergers between units of the College, students who have completed all courses
required as part of an approved program of study prior to the adoption of these guidelines may request to
continue the composition of committees that met the requirements for representative-at-large under the
structure of academic units prior to unit mergers. In requesting a continuance, the chair of the supervisory
committee must certify that the student has completed all course requirements under the approved program
of study and is making reasonable progress towards remaining degree requirements. The request for
continuance must be approved by the Department Chair and Dean of the College before being forwarded to
the Dean of Graduate Studies for final approval.]

Program of Study

In the second semester of the first year, a student, under the supervision of the major professor, should
prepare for the approval of the supervisory committee a complete plan of courses to be taken. This
program of study must be signed by each member of the committee and the chair of the major department. A
copy of the student's approved program of study is to be kept on file in the department and the Office of
Student Services. The program of study form must be completed by the end of the first academic year.

Upon receipt of a departmentally approved program of studies, the Office of Student Services will review the
proposed program to insure compliance with the make-up of the supervisory committee and requirements for
inquiry skills, residency, and transfer of course work.




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Related Requirements

Departments within the College of Education may prescribe their own requirements for language, statistics,
or other inquiry skill requirements pertinent to doctoral degrees. The procedures for determining proficiency
and related requirements are set by the department prescribing the requirements. Departments must adopt
and disseminate their requirements and provide the Office of Student Services with this information.


Doctoral Preliminary Examination

Satisfactory completion of a preliminary examination shall be required for admission to candidacy for the
doctoral degree. No student may register for dissertation or doctoral treatise hours prior to the point in the
semester in which the preliminary examination was passed. An admission to candidacy form must be
completed and filed in the Office of the University Registrar prior to registration for dissertation/treatise
hours. After completion of the admission to candidacy process, the student may retroactively add dissertation
hours for that semester in which the preliminary examination was completed.

Dissertation credits may not be taken until a student is formally admitted to candidacy (i.e. passed the
preliminary examination). Students who fail or receive an incomplete for the preliminary examination will
have a block placed on their registration for dissertation hours until the preliminary examination is
successfully passed and the incomplete grade is changed to “pass.” If a student receives an incomplete for
the preliminary examination and that incomplete is changed to a pass for the examination within the first
eight weeks of the next semester, then the student will be allowed to drop supervised research or another
suitable course in that semester and add an equal number of dissertation hours. This option is not permitted
in the same semester in which the student registered for the preliminary examination and is only applicable in
the first semester subsequent to administration of the preliminary examination.

The preliminary examination is designed to test scholarly competence and knowledge and to afford the
examiners the basis for constructive recommendations concerning the student's subsequent formal or
informal study. The form and content of this examination will be determined by the department,
college, school, or committee (be it supervisory or examining) administering the degree program. Prior
to the examination, the student's examining committee will determine whether the student 1) has a 3.0
average, and 2) has progressed sufficiently in the study of the discipline and its research tools to begin
independent research in the area of the proposed dissertation.

The supervisory or examining committee will report the outcome of the examination to the academic
dean: passed, failed, additional work to be completed, or to be reexamined; the report following the
reexamination must indicate the student either passed or failed. The results of the examination will be
reported to the Office of the University Registrar and the Office of Student Services for inclusion in the
student's permanent record.


Doctoral Preliminary Examination in the Sport Management Program:

    1. Purpose:

        The purpose of the preliminary examination is to determine if the student has mastered the content
        area of sport management, and is prepared to plan and conduct independent and scholarly research.
        Upon successful completion of the preliminary examination, the student is admitted to candidacy and
        may begin taking dissertation hours.


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2. Format of the Preliminary Examination:

    a.    In order to be admitted into candidacy, students must pass the preliminary examination. This
          will consist of a written examination and an optional (at the committee’s discretion) oral
          examination. Students should enroll in SPM 8968, preliminary examination, for zero credit
          hours during the semester in which they will complete their coursework (or in the semester
          immediately following).

    b.    The examination will be given over a specified period to eligible students at times scheduled
          with their committee. It should be scheduled within the first eight weeks of the semester in
          which a student has registered for the exam, if the student wishes to convert “dummy hours” to
          dissertation hours. If modification of the schedule is required, students will be notified.

   c.     The examination will have questions that cover three content areas: 1) the student’s area of
          specialization, 2) research methods and design, and 3) a selected sport management content
          area. Question content areas will be determined by the student and his/her committee. The
          examination will be facilitated by the students’ major professor. The testing of each content
          area will be completed across three 8-hour “in-house” testing periods. Each testing period will
          cover one content area. The assessment of the three content areas must be completed within a
          two (2) week period.

   d. The committee will read, evaluate, and give results to students within a two-week period barring
      any unexpected schedule conflicts. If the committee deems an oral examination (or additional
      writing) necessary, it will be scheduled with the committee as soon as possible following the two
      week evaluation period.

   e. It will be the responsibility of the major professor to communicate to the student the results of
      the written examination. In cases where the student fails the examination, he/she is to be
      referred to his/her faculty advisor to discuss future exams/academic program plans.

   f.    Satisfactory performance earns a grade of “S” on SPM 8968. A grade of “U” or “I” may be
         given for SPM 8968. An “I” will not expire at the end of one term and students do not have to
         register again, regardless of the length of time it takes him/her to complete the preliminary exam.

  g. The preliminary exams may only be taken twice. Failure to pass the preliminary examination after
     a second administration will result in dismissal from the program.

3. Timing of the Preliminary Examination

  a. When course work is completed, a student has one subsequent full semester to complete the
     preliminary exam. For example, if course work is completed in the Fall semester, the first
     administration of the preliminary exam must be completed by the end of the Spring semester.

  b. If an individual fails the first administration of the preliminary exam, she/he will develop a plan
     with the major advisor for completing a second administration of the preliminary exam. The
     second administration must be completed by the end of the following semester. For example, if a
     student fails the first administration in the Fall semester, the second administration must be
     completed by the end of the Spring semester.




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4. Performance criterion

   Students completing the preliminary exam will be evaluated based on the following.

   a. Minimum performance (Pass)
      A student is able to provide “textbook” answers, and their delivery conveys a confidence in the
      knowledge. In other words, a student is able to discuss foundational or key ideas. In this instance,
      an individual shows a retention of foundational knowledge.

   b. High Pass
      A student is able to discuss ideas based on a synthesis of information, portrays confidence in
      her/his responses, and is able to convey personal positions and ideas.

   c. Fail
      A student cannot or does not discuss content or ideas; she/he is unable to provide even “textbook”
      answers. In this instance an individual does not show retention of foundational knowledge.

5. Registration Procedures and Policies:

    a. PRELIMINARY AND DISSERTATION HOURS MAY NOT BE TAKEN IN THE SAME
       SEMESTER. Therefore, it is recommended that students should enroll for SPM 8968 for 0
       credit, during the last term of their coursework. The student will be given an incomplete for that
       semester. It is then recommended that the student enroll for “dummy” courses for the next
       semester for whatever number of hours (minimum of two (2) and maximum of twelve (12)
       credit hours) that the student plans to convert to dissertation hours AFTER the preliminary
       exam is successfully passed. THE PRELIMINARY MUST BE TAKEN AND PASSED
       BEFORE THE EIGHTH (8TH) WEEK OF CLASSES in order for the “dummy” courses to be
       changed to dissertation hours. If not, the fee liability becomes the responsibility of the student.

    b. When the student is ready to take their PRELIMS, the student should obtain the PRELIM
       clearance form for committee signatures from the COE Student Services Office, located in 108
       Stone Building. When the preliminary exam is successfully passed, the student and the major
       professor should submit the following documents to the Program Assistant in the Department of
       SMRMPE Administrative Office, located in 1002 Tully Gym:

        1) Signed prelim results form (both copies).

        2) White incomplete grade change form, changing the incomplete on the
        PRELIMS from the previous semester, to a “P” (for passing). The student cannot register for
           dissertation hours until the “P” has been posted on your transcript,

        3) Use a Drop/Add slip to drop the “dummy” courses, and adding the same number of
           dissertation hours. “Retro drop/add and no fee liability, “please,” should be written on each
           form. REMEMBER, THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE EIGHTH WEEK OF
           CLASSES.

        THE ABOVE MENTIONED PROCEDURES/DOCUMENTATION MUST BE COMPLETED
        AND SENT FORWARD AT THE SAME TIME, IN ORDER TO HAVE THE FEE LIABILITY
        WAIVED, and to make sure the grade change form and drop/add slips are taken care of by the
        Registrar’s Office at the same time.




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Time Limit for Completion of Degree Requirements

All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed within five calendar years from the time the
student passes the preliminary examination, unless the Dean of Graduate Studies approves an extension of
this rule. Any request for extension must be made by the major professor and supervisory committee, and
requires approval from the Department Chair and Dean of the College before the request will be considered
by the Dean of Graduate Studies. In requesting an extension, the major professor and supervisory committee
must attest that the student has a legitimate reason for the delay (e.g. illness, new knowledge requiring a
basic change in focus or methodology, data collection took longer than originally anticipated) and the student
is making reasonable progress towards the completion of degree requirements. Such an extension of time
may be made one semester at a time for up to one year.

If the student’s request for an extension is denied or the period of an approved extension is exceeded, then
the student's supervisory committee will require that a new preliminary examination be passed. Any student
who successfully passes the preliminary examination for a second time must complete all requirements for
the degree within five calendar years from the date this preliminary examination was passed. If the student
should fail to complete all requirements for the degree within this second five-year period, then the student
must complete a minimum of twenty-four hours of course work designed to update his or her knowledge of
the discipline or field in which the degree is sought. This course of study must be approved by the current
supervisory committee prior to administration of a third preliminary examination.

The Office of Student Services will monitor student progress and notify the Dean and Department Chair of
all students who are within one semester of reaching the end of the initial five-year period. The Dean will
notify the student and major professor of the end of the five-year period, and impose a restriction on further
registration unless the student is granted an extension of time by the Dean of Graduate Studies or registers
for the preliminary examination.


Prospectus

After passing the preliminary examination, the student will be required by the department to submit to the
major professor, supervisory committee, and departmental chair a prospectus on a research project suitable
for a doctoral dissertation.

Admission to Candidacy

A student who has passed the preliminary examination and has been certified to the Office of the University
Registrar (on an admission to candidacy form) is considered a candidate for the doctoral degree and is
eligible to register for dissertation credits.

A student must be admitted to candidacy at least six months prior to the granting of the degree. The purpose
of this requirement is to ensure a minimal lapse of time for effective work on the dissertation after
acquisition of the basic competence and after delineation of the problem and method of attack. More
realistically, the student should expect to spend a year or more of work on the dissertation.


Dissertation

A doctoral dissertation must be completed on some topic connected with the major field of study. To be
acceptable it must be an achievement in original research constituting a significant contribution to knowledge
and represent a substantial scholarly effort on the part of the student.


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The manuscript must be prepared according to the style and form prescribed by the department. Formatting
and clearance guidelines for the final electronic submission copy may be accessed from the Office of
Graduate Studies website, http://www.fsu.edu/gradstudies, or by contacting the manuscript clearance advisor.

The student who has been admitted to candidacy must register for dissertation credits each term in which a
substantial amount of work is being done on the dissertation. A student who has completed the required
course work and continues to use campus facilities and/or receive faculty supervision but who has not made a
final dissertation submission shall include in the required full-time load of twelve (12) hours a minimum of
two (2) dissertation hours per term. Those with underload permission must also register for at least two
(2) hours of dissertation credit per term. The exact number of hours shall be determined by the major
professor based on the proportion of faculty/staff time, facilities, and other resources needed to support the
student. The minimum number of dissertation hours for completion of a doctoral degree shall be twenty-four
(24) semester hours.

Before registering for dissertation, the student should consult the major professor as to the proportion of time
to be devoted to dissertation work. Final approval of the dissertation by the entire supervisory committee is
prerequisite to the awarding of the degree. This is true no matter how many hours a student has completed in
dissertation or what grades have been recorded for the dissertation hours.

Departments responsible for registering doctoral students for dissertation hours must monitor and
enforce the requirement for a minimum of two (2) dissertation hours per semester up until the term of
graduation.

Examination in Defense of Dissertation

The defense of dissertation will be oral. Responsibility for suggesting the time, designating the place, and
presiding at the examination rests with the major professor. The examination must be completed at least four
weeks prior to the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

Academic courtesy requires that a preliminary draft of the dissertation be submitted to each member of the
supervisory committee at least four weeks before the date of the oral examination. The supervisory
committee, the chair of the major department, and such other members of the faculty as may be appointed by
the academic dean will conduct the examination. All members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
At least two weeks prior to the date of the examination, the student or major professor will present an
announcement of the dissertation title and the date and place of the examination to the Office of Graduate
Studies. Consult the Registration Guide for the deadline dates.

The content of the abstract of the dissertation should be submitted to the supervisory committee at least one
week before the date of the defense examination for approval. The abstract should conform to appropriate
examples in Guidelines and Requirements for Electronic Thesis, Treatise, and Dissertation Writers.

The oral examining committee will certify in writing to the academic dean of the major department the
results of the examination: passed, failed, or to be reexamined. The report of results following a
reexamination must indicate the student either passed or failed.

A written critique of the conduct of the examination in defense of dissertation should be submitted by the
representative-at-large from the graduate faculty to the appropriate academic dean and the Dean of Graduate
Studies within one week after the date of defense.

After approval by the oral examining committee, the student should submit the final manuscript
electronically to the manuscript clearance advisor. A manuscript processing fee is charged.


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Scholarly Standards of Behavior for Doctoral Students in FSU’s Sport Management Program


The professional reputation of our Ph.D. program is something that faculty (past and present) have worked
very hard to develop over the past decade or so. We are recognized as one of the leading producers of quality
doctoral students in the world in our field. This reputation benefits our faculty and our students as they
attempt to enter, and have an influence within, the world of academe. As a Doctoral student in our program,
it is in your best interests that we continue to collectively build a culture that continues to enhance our
reputation around the world.

The academic field of sport management is a relatively small one, and reputations can be quickly and widely
hurt if they are threatened. Professional ethics are critical in our field (as in all). In the past, ethical breaches
have threatened our program’s reputation within our field. So as not to be vague, let me list for you some of
the examples:

     Submitting the same work (or only marginally altered) to more than one professional conference
      and/or journal.
     Adding authors to presentations/publications when those authors have had very little-to-no input on
      the work in an effort to boost their CV’s.
     Submitting work to several outlets that seems conceptually distinct, but comes from the same data
      pool (salami publishing).
     Having presentations and/or posters accepted by professional organizations, but then not showing up
      to the conference.
     Submitting work to conferences/journals with your advisors name on it, without their knowledge, or
      without giving them adequate time to provide guidance. (This is not necessarily an ethical breach,
      but is particularly worrisome to our faculty who are trying to establish reputations in their own right).

In all of the above cases, the authors were identified as representing Florida State University. These
examples of people selfishly attempting to falsely build their CV’s at the expense of the reputation of our
program (and our academic field) were not, and will not, be tolerated. It should be noted that these examples
are extreme, and were isolated incidents. Nevertheless, by addressing them in the initial advising process, we
hope to ensure no repeat incidents. The faculty feel that we cannot take any chances in this area, as once one
is painted with an unethical/unprofessional brush as a result of the actions of a few, it a difficult burden to
overcome for ourselves, as well as our past and future graduates.

As a last word, the faculty wish to express strongly that we do not in any way want to discourage any of you
from submitting your work for publication or inclusion in a conference program. It just has to be done in the
correct fashion. As such, any work that you may do in the course of your Doctoral studies should be done
with the full knowledge of your major professor (even if done with a different faculty member), and should
never be submitted anywhere without his/her approval.




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