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Doctoral Assessments    

Below is the table with the learning objectives for the program and how they are assessed. We use three major assessments:
  • TA rubric for teaching experiences.
  • Proposal
  • Dissertation

Learning Outcomes Assessment
1. Holistic development—growth of higher states of consciousness
  • In interactions with students when teach. (Rubric)
  • Use of MVS technologies such as reading Vedic literature, TM-Sidhi, respect for a good routine.
2. Understand key concepts and fundamental principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, including their sequential logic, and how they apply to the solution of problems in various areas of society.
  • In interactions with students when teach. (Rubric)
  • Proposal and dissertation
3. Understand key research findings on the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science in various areas of life, and master the fundamentals of the scientific method, including the ability to answer theoretical research questions using source documents in Maharishi Vedic Science.
  • In interactions with students when teach. (Rubric)
  • Proposal and dissertation
4. Demonstrate effective written and oral presentation skills, including appropriate use of PowerPoint.
  • In interactions with students when teach. (Rubric)
  • Proposal and dissertation•
5. Develop teaching skills
  • All PhD students TA courses first, and then as they become more comfortable in the classroom teach a course alone. (see rubric)
  • End of course feedback
6. Be prepared for a career in Consciousness-based professions
  • The number of PhD students who continue to work with Consciousness-based institutions or who apply that knowledge to other areas of life.

The above information is subject to change any time. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements. The content of this page was reviewed in September 2008.

Curriculum Table for Doctoral Courses    
This curriculum tables present the main objectives of the doctoral degree in Maharishi Vedic Science as columns, and the courses in the major as rows.  In the cells are the letters "I" for initiate, "R" for reinforce, "M" for mastery and "A" for major assessment.  These indicate the courses were each objective is dealt with in the major.  There is a lot of detail here; but it gives the full picture of the doctoral program. (Click on chart for larger view.)

View the file: Curriculum table doctoral.pdf
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