Where I Stand Today (Graduate School Edition, Part III)

With a new semester in swing, I wanted to discuss a few things:

1) I have some fun and exciting classes this semester including Introduction to Educational Research, Comprehensive Community Colleges, College Student Development Theory, and Leadership in Higher Education.

Our school is utilizing a new system where classes fit in either Phase 1, 2, or 3. This means all of our classes are Phase 1 (where you are taught info), Phase 2 (where you implement your information in a hypothetical situation), or a Phase 3 (where you apply your education in real situations). Last semester, all of our classes fit in the Phase 1 category. This semester is a bit different with several courses falling beneath the Phase 2 setting.

This is all fine and dandy, but the school is making it more complicated than they need to. Without actually explaining it to us except through emailed power points and having professors who don’t understand it tell us what it is, they have given us survey’s to gage our understanding. Frustration abounds.

But the classes themselves are great and I love the professors.

2) Deciding your track…whether you want to do a capstone, comprehensives, or a thesis. There is so much that goes into this decision ranging from having a thesis topic, wanting to do a doctorate, what you are comfortable with and so much more.

I am honored and excited to announce that I have a topic, thesis, and Advisor. My advisor is even thrilled about my topic and thinks I can get a few publications out of it, possibly presentations as well.

All in all, it has been a great semester. This is only a short note, but wanted to share updates.

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About rigsurfer

A Brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Inc., Joined in Fall 2010. Completed a B.A. in English at North Carolina State University in 2013 and received a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University in 2015. Passionate about Leadership and Diversity as well as Ducks, Scooby Doo, and reading.
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