Thursday 5 November - See Schedule Below
Spend the day learning from doctoral faculty, dissertation advisers, writers, researchers, and other students to strengthen your dissertation journey!
|Schedule (date/time listed are EST -5UTC)|
|11:00 – 11:15||Welcome and Introductions & Overview of Consortium|
|11:30 - 12:15||Rules for Success as a doctoral student and working with your chair
This session will focus on practical strategies and tips for completing a high-quality dissertation (and what to do beyond that). Working with your chair, adviser, is a key piece of the dissertation process and timelines. These strategies include having the right mindset, keys to good writing, and leveraging your dissertation for life beyond graduate school.
|12:15 – 12:30||Break|
|12:30 – 13:15||Getting Organized: Doctoral Edition
This session will provide tools, tips, and strategies to help doctoral students stay organized as they navigate coursework, exams, dissertation completion, and publications. Including both "old school" methods of pen and paper and newer technologies and applications such as reference software, participants are sure to leave the session with at least one new idea for how to get and stay organized.
|13:15 - 13:30||Break|
|13:30 - 14:15||Theoretical Concept and Conceptual Framework
This aspect of the doctoral dissertation is as important as the research question. The conceptual framework provides a lens and structure for the overall project, the literature review, and your methods.
|14:15 - 14:30||Break|
|14:30 – 15:15||Which comes first the Research Question or the method
Explore the process of developing research questions and choosing research methodology. Discuss the interplay between these elements of a dissertation along with the likely bounding parameters for your research.
|15:15 – 15:30||Break|
|15:30 – 16:15||The Science of Writing: Strategies and Formulas for Managing Your Writing
Want to get that thesis, dissertation, or research paper done…and done well? This session will cover methodical approaches to getting motivated to write, staying on track with a realistic timeline, avoiding writing burnout or writing in spurts, overcoming writer’s block, and writing resources that every student should know about.
|16:15 – 16:30||Wrap up and conclusion|
Jasmine Collins, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Co-Coordinator in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how human capacity for leadership, social justice, and civic engagement is developed through participation in postsecondary education.
Kathy L. Guthrie, PhD, is associate professor in the higher education program at Florida State University. She serves as director of the Leadership Learning Research Center and associate editor for the New Directions in Student Leadership series. She has served on over 50 dissertation committees and regularly teaches doctoral classes in leadership and higher education.
L.J. McElravy, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Associate Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. His primary research interests are leadership development and leadership education. Dr. McElravy also teaches and does research on research methodology within leadership graduate programs. His graduate students have gone on to serve in faculty roles and in professional roles outside of academia.
Corey Seemiller, PhD, currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses along with serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees. Seemiller is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook, Generation Z: A Century in the Making, Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, and Generation Z Learns and has a robust record of other publications in leadership, learning, and generational research.
Kristan Venegas, PhD, is the LaFetra Endowed Professor for Teaching and Learning and an Associate Dean in the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne. Her research focuses on college access and financial aid. She is a former American Council on Education Fellow and Hispañas Organized for Political Equality Institute Fellow.
Rich Whitney, EdD, is an Associate Professor and Program Director, in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of La Verne. He studies leadership identity and experiential leadership and currently working with the Boy Scouts on two national leadership programs and creating the Leadership Development program for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.
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