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The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice learning community is pleased and excited to have you participate in the 2019 Summer Institute.  Your active and engaged participation represents the next step in your journey towards personal and professional fulfillment, career advancement, and most of all conferral of your doctoral degree.  Throughout the Institute journey, you will participate in authentic, engaging, and pragmatic activities designed to enable you to gain knowledge and insights to grow as a scholar, leader, teacher, student, and community advocate.  

On your invigorating journey, you will be joined by your pre-eminent faculty, fellow students, doctoral advisors, college and university leaders, and dissertation chairs.  You will have the unique opportunity to network, collaborate, and share information with the classmates in your classes and fellow students enrolled in other programs in a vibrant and stimulating learning community environment.  Your holistic institute experience will also afford each one of you the opportunity to tour NSU’s spacious and beautiful campus including access to the plethora of resources available to enhance your success.  Always keep in mind that NSU IS YOU!  You are a valued and significant member of the Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice.  So, get your FINS UP for making the most informed and valuable decision to join your learning community family at the 2019 Institute.  More importantly, let’s have family fun together.

The sections below provide information on what attendees can expect from Summer Institute in addition to the overall Institute agenda.

Regular registration for the Summer 2019 semester began March 18th and will close on May 31st. Late registration begins on June 1, 2019 and a late fee of $100 will apply.

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.

Returning Students

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.

Students will be placed into one of five dissertation tracks based on where they are in the program.  Track 1 will be geared towards students in their first or second year that have yet to begin the dissertation process, while Tracks 2-5 are dissertation-specific based on their current dissertation benchmark.

  • Track 1: First-Year Experience
  • Track 2: Prospectus
  • Track 3: Proposal Development/Literature Review
  • Track 4: Proposal/Methodology and IRB
  • Track 5: Final AD/Data Analysis

On Friday, July 12, we will have a FCE-student experience focusing on concentration sessions, library sessions, and opportunities to engage with other students and faculty.  On Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, all students will attend two track-specific workshops blending direct instruction with allotted times for students to write and create draft products, followed by a 3-hour boot camp with opportunities to meet one-on-one with concentration faculty, research faculty, librarians, and writing consultants. The overall goal of the Institute is to immerse students in a 3-day learning/writing experience resulting in students identifying a dissertation topic and research problem for students in Track 1, and draft work worthy of submission to assigned chairs for immediate consideration, editing, and eventual approval for those students in Tracks 2-5.

Click HERE to download the full agenda.

Click HERE To View The Artifacts For All Tracks

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