Greetings Cohort of 2012!
Happy Halloween! I hope you have had some time to enjoy some Fall treats since last month's post. Please take note of the following updates:
USC Home Football Game on Thursday, November 13
As you may know, there is a home football game at the USC campus on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm.
As per the Provost, classes will still be held, as scheduled. However, there will most likely be heavy traffic congestion as game time approaches, so it is highly recommended that you arrive earlier than usual for class, or take public transportation. Please know that normal parking rates ($10.00) should apply for those who park on campus, and you should not be paying event prices.
If your instructor has specific instructions for game night, please be sure to adhere to them. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Ed.D. Program office.
Spring 2015 Registration
Registration Memos were sent out a couple of weeks ago. Registration for spring 2015 is now open. If you have not taken your qualifying exam, please work with your chair to get this done before the semester ends so you can enroll in EDUC 794a for spring 2015 or you will have to register for EDUC 791 again and delay your participation in commencement.
Dissertation Defense and Upload Information Session
As students move closer to completing their dissertations, I will be hosting an online session about the Dissertation Defense and Upload process will be on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm. The link to the session will be sent out closer to the date.
Higher Education in Review (HER) Call for Papers and Online Content
HER is an independent, refereed journal published by graduate students of the Higher Education Program at The Pennsylvania State University. Our mission is to make a substantive contribution to the higher education literature through the publication of high-quality research studies, scholarly papers, and literature reviews in areas related to the university, the four-year college, the community college, and other institutions of higher learning. In so doing, we provide graduate students first-hand experience with the publishing process.
Our print journal is distributed to leading higher education graduate programs nation-wide and is electronically available, free of charge, on our web site. We also publish additional original content online at www.higheredinreview.org. First authors must be currently-enrolled graduate students or have written their manuscript during graduate school. Graduate students from a variety of disciplines and fields (e.g., education, sociology, economics, law, and psychology) are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.
Submissions are accepted year-round. To ensure consideration for our upcoming Volume 12, submissions should be received by January 16, 2015. We expect this volume to be published by summer 2015.
Please contact us at HigherEducationInReview@psu.edu with any questions you may have regarding Higher Education in Review. More information about our journal and submission process can be found on our website at www.higheredinreview.org. We look forward to receiving your submission!
STARS Report in OASIS
As you move closer to completing the Ed.D. program, please take a few moments to review your STARS report to ensure that you have met all the degree requirements in time to participate in commencement next semester. You can access your STARS report here:
Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Information about commencement and the doctoral hooding ceremony will be sent to students beginning January 2015. Typically, the doctoral hooding ceremony takes place the day before commencement. Commencement is schedule to take place on Friday, May 15, 2015.
That's it for now! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am available via email, phone, in person, and webcam/chat!