Happening Now

Check here regularly to see what is happening now within the LDL program and in the weeks to come.

Note that some events may not apply to everyone. Refer to your course pages for course-specific deadlines.

View the University’s academic calendar for add/drop deadlines and other important dates. These details are not repeated on the calendar below.

Library and Thesis Office Calendars

Refer to the following calendars for other important dates and deadlines or supplementary events

Save the Date: September 26-28, 2024

LDL Connects: An In-person gathering for College of Education online and on-campus graduate students

LDL Program Calendar

June 2024

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DateEvents and Zoom Details
June 3rdMonday Sessions
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising
June 10thFinal Defense Peer Presentation – Cancelled
June 10thMonday Sessions
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising
June 11th
9 to 10 a.m. CT
Group Advising Session

Zoom Details: Group Advising
June 17th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
LDL Doctoral Student Onboarding
For new students admitted for Fall 2024 or anyone who would like a refresher

EDS Zoom details (refer to your email for the passcode)
June 17th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
Introduction to the Exam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS)
Anyone who plans to start the sequence in Summer or Fall 2024 should plan to attend
EDS Zoom details
June 17thMonday Sessions
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising
June 18th
9-10 a.m. CT
Group Advising Session

Zoom Details: Group Advising
June 19th
10 to 11 a.m. CT
Final Defense Committee Presentation
Stuart Mattingly: Assessment Reform in Higher Education
June 23rdEND OF SUMMER TERM 1
June 24thSTART OF SUMMER TERM 2
Our first live class starts June 24th, but you should begin participating in the course no later than June 20th in order to stay on schedule for the term. Do not wait until the first day of the term or the first synchronous session, as this is only a 6-week term and not 8 weeks.
June 24th
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT
LDL Onboarding Series: LDL Courses
Required for all new LDL students and those taking an LDL course for the first time.
Participation in this session will enable you to focus on the content and requirements of the course.


Zoom Details
June 24thMonday Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
NO EDS SESSIONS DURING SUMMER 2 SESSION
June 30thTERM 1: All LDL Regular Course Work Due in order to receive a grade
AugustFrom Coursework to the Dissertation
For LDL doctoral students at any stage of coursework. Come prepared with a single slide of your research interests and a few examples of what you have examined in previous courses, such as titles of your papers

Zoom Details: Group Advising Session
July 2024

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DateEvents and Zoom Details
July 1stMonday Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
July 8thMonday Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
July 15thMonday Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
July 22ndMonday Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
July 29thMonday Sessions
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses

Term Start and End Dates

TermStart DateEnd Date
Summer A 2024May 13, 2024June 23, 2024
Summer B 2024June 24, 2024August 1, 2024
Fall A 2024August 19, 2024October 11, 2024
Fall B 2024October 14, 2024December 4, 2024