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Research and Dissertation Resources

54-credit Doctoral Program

In the 54-credit doctoral program, the student will need to pass FOUR ‘benchmarks’ in the applied dissertation process. Each benchmark is worth 3 credits as follows:

Please note that the student will work directly with his/ her dissertation chair to progress in the benchmarks. There is no online course in Blackboard. The guides above provide an outline of what needs to be completed to pass the benchmark.

 

69-credit Doctoral Program

In the 69-credit doctoral program, the student will need to pass THREE ‘benchmarks’ in the applied dissertation process, credits awarded as follows:

Please note that the student will work directly with his/ her dissertation chair to progress in the benchmarks. There is no online course in Blackboard. The guides above provide an outline of what needs to be completed to pass the benchmark.

 

Each year the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) recognizes the excellent work of our doctoral students and the dissertation chairs and members who advise them. The Dr. Charles L. Faires Dissertation of Distinction Award is awarded to students who validated the principles taught in NSU’s doctoral program and have captured the essence and importance of being a scholar.

Dr. Charles L. Faires, who graduated from Kent State University with his PhD, brought a wealth of research expertise to the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. His determination was to make sure that every student and colleague had the information to produce high quality, rigorous research. He was more than a researcher and faculty member, Dr. Faires was a sincere professional with high morals and a friendly, unselfish disposition. He attended every Summer Institute and was always willing to give assistance to those who needed it. Dr. Charles L. Faires was one of those rare individuals who wanted to make the world a better place through sound research. We therefore honor his legacy through the dissertation of distinction award.

To be eligible for the Dr. Charles L. Faires Dissertation of Distinction Award, a member of the student’s dissertation committee must submit a nomination. A blind-review committee of FCE full-time faculty carefully consider all nominated dissertations and make their recommendations to the Dean based on the eligibility criteria. Award winners are announced by June 1st of each year. 

It is our hope that sharing this criteria will improve the quality of FCE’s applied dissertations, and make the award process more competitive. Should you have any questions about the Dr. Charles L. Faires Dissertation of Distinction Award please email daward@nova.edu.

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