DMin Project Proposal Seminar

Instructor: Dr. Jeremy Garber


Course Synopsis

This required course in the Doctor of Ministry degree program will prepare students to submit their final project proposal, including scope and methodology of the project; an annotated bibliography and literature review; and attention to the ethics and legality of qualitative research.

Required Reading

Booth, Wayne C. et al. The Craft of Research. 4th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2016. ISBN 978-0-226-23973-6. The e-book is also available by login to Iliff's library

Cameron, Helen and Catherine Duce. Researching Practice in Ministry and Mission: A Companion. London: SCM Press, 2013.

Drake, Pat with Linda Heath. Practitioner Research at Doctoral Level: Developing Coherent Research Methodologies. Routledge: New York, 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-49022-1.

Pipher, Mary. Writing to Change the World. Riverhead Books: NY, 2006. ISBN 978-1-440-67946-9.

Sensing, Tim. Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011.

Other readings as indicated in the syllabus.

Course Overview


Course Objectives


Mar 29, 2022TueInstructor Introductions and Course Overviewdue by 05:59AM
Mar 29, 2022TueAssignment Week One.A: Introductions (Profile)due by 05:59AM
Apr 03, 2022SunAssignment Week One.D: Exercise 3.4 from The Craft of Researchdue by 05:59AM
Apr 03, 2022SunAssignment Week One.B: Framing the Project due by 05:59AM
Apr 04, 2022MonAssignment Week One.C: Evaluating DMin Thesesdue by 05:59AM
Apr 05, 2022TueFirst Zoom Discussion, 5:00 - 6:00pm MDTdue by 11:00PM
Apr 07, 2022ThuAssignment Week Two.B: Key Research Questions due by 05:59AM
Apr 10, 2022SunAssignment Week Two.A: The Craft of Writingdue by 05:59AM
Apr 10, 2022SunAssignment Week Two.C: Your Faculty Readerdue by 05:59AM
Apr 13, 2022WedAssignment Week Three.A: Provisional Research Idea to One Sentence Research Problem due by 05:59AM
Apr 17, 2022SunAssignment Week Three.B: IRB reviewdue by 05:59AM
Apr 17, 2022SunAssignment Week Three.C: Develop Your Writing Schedule and Goals due by 05:59AM
Apr 17, 2022SunAssignment Week Three.D: Methodology & Scope Exercisesdue by 05:59AM
Apr 17, 2022SunAssignment Week Three.E: Learning Agreement due by 05:59AM
Apr 24, 2022SunAssignment Week Four: Project Proposal First Draftdue by 05:59AM
Apr 26, 2022TueSecond Zoom Check-In 5:00 - 6:00 pm MDTdue by 11:00PM
May 01, 2022SunAssignment Week Five.B: Mining Texts for More Textsdue by 05:59AM
May 01, 2022SunAssignment Week Five.C: Advance your Argumentdue by 05:59AM
May 01, 2022SunAssignment Week Five.A: Interactive Readingdue by 05:59AM
May 08, 2022SunAnnotated Bibliographydue by 05:59AM
May 15, 2022SunLiterature Reviewdue by 05:59AM
May 17, 2022TueThird Zoom Check-In 5:00 - 6:00 MDTdue by 11:00PM
May 18, 2022WedAssignment Week Eight.A: Find a Model Introductiondue by 05:59AM
May 21, 2022SatAssignment Week Eight.B: Peer Review of Proposal Draftdue by 05:59AM
May 28, 2022SatRewriting Your Introductiondue by 05:59AM
May 29, 2022SunAssignment Week Nine.A: Ethics of Community Researchdue by 05:59AM
Jun 06, 2022MonFinal Outline and Proposaldue by 05:59AM