May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Synthesis Project Committee

  1. The synthesis project committee is responsible for assisting in the selection of a suitable subject for the synthesis project and supervising that project.

  2. The synthesis project committee must be comprised of a chairperson who is a member of the DNP program faculty, at least two additional program faculty members, and an approved mentor from the agency in which the student expects to implement the project. Each committee must include at least two members of the UL Graduate Faculty and, in all cases, must be chaired by a faculty member who possesses Level 2 membership on the UL Graduate Faculty. The UL Lafayette Graduate Faculty members shall always constitute a simple majority of the committee membership regardless of the number of total committee members. All members of a synthesis project committee at UL Lafayette shall be voting members of said committee with the privilege of signing the approval page of the synthesis project.

  3. Committee members from outside the UL Lafayette faculty may serve as outside members of the synthesis project committee with the privilege of voting to approve the synthesis project and signing the approval page. These members shall be chosen based upon their qualifications and approved by the synthesis project committee and the DNP program coordinator.

  4. A minimum of two synthesis project committee members in addition to the chair must participate in the presentation of the synthesis project. The Dean of the Graduate School may appoint an outside observer to represent the Graduate Faculty, according to the Outside Observers  policies.