Career and Higher Education
Retreat 2005 workshops included:
Overview for Prospective Doctoral Students
Steps to Success for Doctoral
Link to Dr. Jan Ignash's Power Point Presentation
Challenges are numerous for the beginning doctoral student. This session will provide an outline of procedures to insure you are headed in the right direction. Topics will include
your Program of Study timeline, including sequencing of
courses; choosing and implementing your cognate; the
Foundations and Research courses recommended for your
program; exploring the differences between the Ed.D. and
the Ph.D.; and curricular advice to help customize your path.
for Qualifying Exam
How much more pain and agony can the faculty create
for you? You have only scratched the surface so far!!!
this session we will tell you about one of our favorite
instruments of torture. Come to this session and let us
your stomach into knots!
But seriously, you might learn something at this session
that will help you prepare for your qualifying exam!
This interactive session will help participants
explore one mission, two misconceptions, three
mistakes, and four maxims commonly associated
with "Formulating a Dissertation Topic."
When you are ready to conduct your study
Link to IRB Forms and Informed Consent Templates
Quantitative"Better” than Qualitative Research
for Dissertation Work?
Link to Dr. Hernandez's Power Point Presentation
Case Study Correlational Ethology in Ed. Research Experimental Research Grounded Theory Ex-Post Facto Descriptive Survey Research Phenomenology Research
As you navigate the initial stages of
work you are bound to encounter the dilemma
a research approach. Traditionally, quantitative research
has been the method of choice to collect “hard”
many doctoral students follow that route by default. In
contrast, qualitative research approaches have been
portrayed as means to collect “soft” data and some
doctoral students think such methods would represent an
easier ride for dissertation work. Is quantitative really
“better” than qualitative research for dissertation
this session, we will identify useful criteria to help you sort
out what approach may be better for your dissertation work,
we will briefly describe major types of research designs
usually associated with quantitative and qualitative research,
and will discuss the implications for your readiness to tackle
Congratulations! You’ve passed quals and have an idea of what you’d like to do your dissertation on! Now what? This session will discuss how to complete that dissertation! Topics will include the “flow” of chapters in your dissertation, dealing with writer’s block, time management issues, working with your major professor and your committee members, common roadblocks and logistical considerations concerning data gathering and data analysis.
We are pleased to have as one of our presenters the new
Board of Trustees selected Dr. Katherine M.
as PHCC's new President at a special meeting on
October 26. Dr. Johnson is scheduled to take office
on the link below to view the PDF file that contains the
Vitae of Dr. Johnson and her answers to the 15
Katherine Johnson, President, Nash Community College,
after Graduation: Multiple Paths
This informal session provides a forum for participants
share ideas and questions about moving forward after
their degree is completed. Anticipated topics include:
Applying for teaching and other positions,what search
committees look for and launching a consulting career.