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Saybrook Department of Research

A guide to the Saybrook University Department of Research

Department of Research Curriculum

Scaffolded Learning

In both the master’s and doctoral research sequences, research learning outcomes are introduced and developed during the foundation research courses and then advanced across the research sequence. 

Department of Research Curriculum Design

In line with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) ​Quality Framework,​ the Saybrook Department of Research courses are designed with active learning exercises that engage students in discussion and practice activities to develop research skills and knowledge measured in the key assignments.​ Course grades are weighted based on three learning activity groups: Discussion Activities, Practice Activities, and Key AssignmentsDiscussion learning activities involve interactions among students or between students and their faculty. Practice learning activities involve individual skill development and often prepare students for their course key assignments. Key assignments align with multiple course learning outcomes and are connected to the research program assessment.​​​​​