EDAD to host 5th Annual Sybouts Student Research Seminar June 12

Assistant Professor Beth Niehaus talks about presenting and publishing at the 2014 Sybouts seminar
Assistant Professor Beth Niehaus talks about presenting and publishing at the 2014 Sybouts seminar

EDAD to host 5th Annual Sybouts Student Research Seminar June 12

02 Jun 2015    

The Department of Educational Administration (EDAD) will host the Sybouts Student Research Seminar on June 12 in Teachers College Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City campus. The seminar will give graduate students an opportunity to present their research, connect with their peers and learn about ways student research may be supported.

“Ward Sybouts was instrumental in establishing the Department of Educational Administration as a leader in providing distance education at the graduate level,” said EDAD Chair Brent Cejda. “He was also known as a champion of students. His wife, Suzie, also contributed to the accomplishments of EDAD students, as she typed many of the dissertations during the time Ward served as a faculty member and chair. The Sybouts Student Research Seminar recognizes our continued commitment to distance education, providing opportunities for students to gather and learn about the dissertation support provided to distance students by the department and the university.”

This year’s theme is “The research process explored.” Student speakers will share about their processes and experiences leading up to the completion of their proposal defense, thesis or dissertation.

“The purpose of Sybouts is to help students in the Department of Educational Administration learn more about how to apply research in their respective area of education,” said Jeff Beavers, the 2015-2016 EDAD GSA president and a former organizer of the event. “One of the key items for Sybouts is that students are able to learn about the methodological practices from other students who are near the end of the EDAD program in order to see examples of dissertations and theses. We also invite different centers on campus that are geared toward helping students with various research tools such as the NEAR Center, Buros Center and UNL Libraries.

The seminar is open to all students in the EDAD program (which is a graduate-only program). The day includes presentations from students, Q&A sessions with faculty and even a roundtable discussion among groups of students at similar stages in their studies.

Learn more about the seminar.


College of Education and Human Sciences
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