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 Institute requirement), this year’s Summer Institute will provide students 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. In addition, there will be a variety of events and activities that will encourage dialogue, collegiality, and networking among your fellow students, college faculty, and invited guests.
If this is your first year in the program, you are encouraged (but not required) to attend Summer Institute. If for some reason you cannot attend this year, we look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Institute.
If this is your second year or longer in the program and have yet to meet the program requirement of attending at least one Institute, you are required to attend the Summer Institute to fulfill this graduation requirement. Attendance at one Institute is a requirement for graduation.
All students who have previously attended an Institute but have not yet completed their dissertation should take advantage of this opportunity to move closer to the completion of their program. At this year’s Institute, there will be a variety of sessions/workshops offered to assist students in making progress on the applied dissertation and to reach your academic goals satisfactorily. In addition, there will be a variety of events and activities that will encourage dialogue, collegiality, and networking among your fellow students, college faculty, and invited guests.