A Support Course for Students Newly Admitted to Doctoral Education in the Department of Educational Administration
We have developed this course to introduce you to doctoral education, to the people with whom you will work, to the regulations that guide your work, and to the various elements of doctoral education.
Doctoral studies are characterized by policies, procedures, and expectations that are not always clear to students as they commence their journey toward the doctoral degree. The Graduate Faculty of the department decided last year that we could increase your probabilities of success and satisfaction if we provided you with an orientation to doctoral education. This seminar is the result of that decision.
The seminar will be organized as a three-credit course. We will provide opportunities for real time discussion using the Blackboard site for the course. We will provide you with some readings that should help you better understand the nature of doctoral study. We will introduce you to the policies and procedures that shape our departmental expectations and the Graduate College expectations and give you an opportunity to make sure you understand these. We will discuss with you in some detail the role of your chairperson and your supervisory committee. In short, the seminar will cover important areas of knowledge that should be of help to you.
The seminar is being developed by four professors in the Department (Bryant, Cejda, Torraco, and Winkle-Wagner).
If you have questions about this seminar, please contact our Graduate Secretary, Sheila Hayes, and she will either address your concern or direct you to one of the faculty members.