FCE's annual Summer Institute is an opportunity for doctoral students, faculty, staff, alumni, and invited guests to engage in academic dialogue as well as face-to-face fellowship. The sections below provide information on what attendees can expect from the Summer Institute in addition to the overall Summer Institute agenda.

Registration for the summer 2016 semester began on March 21st and will close on June 10, 2016. 

First Time Attendees (Doctoral Students)

As a first-time attending doctoral student (regardless if you are a first year student or have not yet met the summer institute requirement), this year’s Summer Institute will provide you with opportunities to explore topics related to your chosen area of concentration, and to acquire knowledge and skills that will assist you in successfully completing the program. 

Students who began the Ed.D. program in summer 2015, fall 2015, and winter 2016 semesters are encouraged to attend the 2016 Summer Institute.  If for some reason you cannot attend this year, we look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Summer Institute.  Attendance at one Summer Institute is a requirement of the new 54 credit program.

Students who began the Ed.D. program prior to summer 2015 and have yet to meet the program requirement of attending a Summer Institute must attend the 2016 Summer Institute to fulfill this graduation requirement.

Returning Students

All students who have previously attended a summer conference but have not yet completed their dissertation should take advantage of this opportunity to move closer to the completion of the program.  At this year’s institute there will be a variety of workshops and presentations that are focused on components of the dissertation process.  There will be sessions on using library resources effectively, improving academic writing, understanding APA format and expectations, research methodology, and completing the dissertation benchmarks. 

NSU Alumni

This summer may be a perfect time for you to reconnect with your alma mater.  Join us for the NSU Summer Institute Alumni experience.  The 2016 Summer Institute "The Changing Faces of Education" will offer local, national, and international alumni a perfect time and place to experience engaging opportunities and vibrant growth at NSU as you connect with our active alumni network.

NSU's campuses have grown in the last several years, not only on our beautiful 314 acres in Davie/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but also throughout the state of Florida. With buildings representing contemporary architectural expression set amid a suburban green, the Alvin Sherman Library displays stunning Chihuly blown glass sculptures and 1.33 million scholarly works and artifacts, the 500 seat Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center features up­ and-coming student talent and performances,  while the 36,600 square foot University Center houses three NCAA completion courts to provide our student-athletes with competition and practice space, and, of course, the recently updated NSU Flight Deck, the local NSU pub and outdoor patio space, are a selected sampling among many NSU attractions and points of interest.

Throughout the institute our current students will be attending sessions in the morning and early afternoon.  Alumni may take advantage of the opportunity to explore innovative research in education with other like-minded professionals and researchers. Sessions will also offer valuable techniques to augment your research and writing skills. The institute fee is $99.

Guests and the General Public

The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education invites you to share in a unique opportunity. Please join us for the 2016 Summer Institute "The Changing Faces of Education". The 2016 event will showcase several 2015 Dissertation of Distinction Award winners. This year we will also offer several workshops that are designed to provide information on the latest trends in education and tips for researching library databases

The Summer Institute offers a setting for participants to explore important research in higher education with other like-minded professionals. Sessions will also offer valuable techniques to augment your research and writing skills. The Summer Institute fee is $99.

2016 Summer Conference Agenda

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