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The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education learning community is pleased and excited to have you participate in the 2018 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 Summer 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.  So get your FINS UP for making the most informed and valuable decision to join your learning community family at the 2018 Summer Institute.  More importantly, let’s have family fun together.

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

Regular registration for the Summer 2018 semester began March 19th and will close on June 3rd. Late registration begins on June 4, 2018 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 summer 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 the 2018 Summer Institute.  If for some reason you cannot attend this year, we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Summer 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 Summer Institute, you are required to attend the 2018 Summer Institute to fulfill this graduation requirement.  Attendance at one Summer Institute is a requirement for graduation.

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 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: Identifying a Topic and Research Problem
  • Track 2: Prospectus
  • Track 3: Proposal Development/Literature Review
  • Track 4: Proposal/Methodology
  • Track 5: Final AD/Data Analysis

On Friday, July 13, we will have a FCE-student experience focusing on concentration sessions, library sessions, and opportunities to engage with other students and recent alumni. On Saturday, July 14, all students will attend four track-specific workshops blending direct instruction with allotted times for students to write and create draft products. On Sunday, July 15, students will attend two, 3-hour boot camps 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 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.

2018 Summer Conference Agenda

Click here to download the full agenda.

 

Click here to download the Workshop and Bootcamp schedule (Saturday & Sunday).

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