In cooperation, the three lead public graduate institutions in the state of North Dakota are providing the opportunity for organizations to apply for attached graduate professional development credit (GPD credit) for their professional development offerings. The multi-campus GPD credit process enables organizations to offer the participants of the proposed event the option to select and register for attached GPD credit from one of the three cooperating credit granting institutions.
To seek approval for graduate professional development credit related to a multi-speaker event (i.e. conference) or course sponsored by a ND agency or organization, click on one of the links below to select a liaison university and to complete the multi-campus proposal form for your event. That institution’s liaison will serve as your representative and communicate with the other cooperating institutions the logistics and details of your event, including registration processes, which eliminates your need to make application with all three institutions.
It is very important to read this document carefully. Proposals require attached information and will not be considered for credit if necessary documentation does not accompany the proposal form. It is recommended that this form and all attachments be submitted to one of the institutions no later than 30 days prior to the conference/course start date. Each institution will inform you of approval or disapproval of credit. All marketing for your event should indicate the following: "Graduate professional development credit is pending until official notification of approval."
Proposals must include 15 clock hours--900 total minutes of direct instructional time per credit, not including social activities, meals, breaks, travel time, etc.
Instructor of Record
The instructor of record is the individual designated to ensure the integrity of the professional development offering as an academically rigorous graduate-level activity. The instructor of record must hold an advanced degree (Master’s or above) and provide a vita/resume that includes name, current title, current address, phone/fax/e-mail, highest degree earned and field of study, related professional/work experience, topic(s) to be addressed, and any other relevant information
The presenters are expected to provide quality graduate educational experiences for participants. Presenters are encouraged to possess a master’s degree or higher, (a multi-speaker event must have 75% of instructional time provided by individuals with a Master’s degree or higher) however a bachelor’s degree may be accepted based on level of experience, accomplishments, and subject matter expertise.
Each presenter is required to specify their degree level & related field of study, and their experience or training in relation to their presentation topic.
Online Proposal Form
Include 1) conference/course description; 2) Publication/Promotional/Conference/Course description; 3) objectives/learner outcomes; 4) an outline of topics to be covered; 5) all requirements and expectations (e.g. participation, attendance, assignments) for earning the credit; 6) textbooks or other resources to be used (if applicable), and 7) evaluation plan of learner outcomes. Course titles should remain consistent (with repeat events) if content has not changed.For multi-speaker/multi-session events (i.e. conferences) submission of the following is required:
The following requirements must be communicated to the participants prior to the start of the event.
Evaluation Plan Criteria
One copy of the evaluation plan for determining the participant’s grade* must be submitted with this proposal. The evaluation plan may be formatted a number of ways but should, at a minimum, include:
*An assessment rubric is required for letter grading but not for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading.
A $50 recording fee will be charged for each graduate professional development credit. This fee is in addition to any other conference/course fees.