|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
The Professional Studies Publishable Article A course will draw on an evidence-based contribution to professional practice emerging from the student’s disciplined research enquiry. The purpose of this course is to assist students in illustrating, against prevailing benchmarks, the specialised knowledge and skills associated with the student’s relevant professional practice. It also serves to demonstrate the student’s coherent cognitive, communication and technical skills required at this qualification level. The course develops the necessary skills associated with disseminating, at a compelling professional and academic standard, new knowledge and professional insights.
Not only will the course develop, under academic supervision, the student’s ability to disseminate knowledge and contributions to professional practice, but it will also publicly qualify and affirm the associated rigour concomitant with a Masters level research project and qualification. It is anticipated that the course will significantly enhance the student’s professional practice and communication skills.
Students are required to formulate and submit for blind review, a publication representing their research findings (or part thereof) and contribution to professional practice and/or relevant theory as appropriate. The article is assessed following standard academic blind peer-review processes. Peer reviewers will include independent academic and/or practice-based experts who will assess whether the work is publishable and meets the requisite critical, creative, analytical and communications skills associated with the Masters level qualification. The peer reviewers will be selected from related professional and academic fields relevant to the professional practice of the student. This will accommodate bifurcations between disciplines and the diversity of professional/academic discourse.
Students will be advised and guided in the formulation of their work by academic supervisor(s) associated with their work and with the Professional Studies programs. Students will be encouraged to recognise the value of disseminating new knowledge in what is increasingly becoming a complex and diverse publishing environment. The course will illustrate through supervision and a peer-review process the hallmarks of high impact, objective and academically sound publishing standards. The insights that the student will gain as a result, will not only enhance their experience and expertise through locating their disciplined enquiry in relevant theory and practice literature but will provide greater rigour in support of their findings and contributions to practice.
The course will be a pass/fail course based on the peer-review process outcome i.e. the work produced is publishable.