First Time Participants (Doctoral Students)
As a first-time participating 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 activities that will encourage dialogue, collegiality, and networking among your fellow students and concentration faculty.
If this is your first year in the program, you are not required to participate in the 2020 Summer Institute. If for some reason you cannot participate this year, we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Summer Institute.
If this is your second year or longer in the program and you have yet to meet the program requirement of participating in at least one Institute, you are required to participate in the 2020 Summer Institute to fulfill this graduation requirement. Participation in one Summer Institute is a requirement for graduation. The on-campus attendance requirement for the 2020 Summer Institute is waived and all activities will take place virtually.
All students who have previously participated in a Summer Institute but have not yet completed their dissertation can take advantage of this opportunity to move closer to the completion of their program. This year’s Institute will be virtual, 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 activities that will encourage dialogue, collegiality, and networking among your fellow students, dissertation chairs, and concentration faculty.