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. Add one or or more of our Google calendars to see targeted events. Refer to your course pages for course-specific deadlines.

LDL Program Calendar

June 27th

Start of Summer Term 2

LDL Onboarding Series: CGScholar Bootcamp

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 27th
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
June 27th

Monday Sessions

NOTE NEW TIME FOR SUMMER SESSION 2
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Course TA Office Hours
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses

LDL Program Information Session

Learn more about our LDL program offerings, including the new Graduate Certificate.
Registration required in order to receive the Zoom information.
College of Education Upcoming Events

June 28th
1 to 2 p.m. CT
July 4th

No Sessions

United States National Holiday: Independence Day

LDL Onboarding Series: Peer Review

Learn how the peer review process works and best practices for providing a meaningful peer review.

Zoom Details

July 11th
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT
July 11th

Monday Sessions

NOTE NEW TIME FOR SUMMER SESSION 2
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Course TA Office Hours
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses

Monday Sessions

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Course TA Office Hours
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses

July 18th
July 25th

Monday Sessions

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Course TA Office Hours
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses

LDL Onboarding Series: New LDL Students

For new LDL Masters and Doctoral students

If you are a continuing student and did not attend a session previously or need guidance on next steps, you are encouraged to attend.
Zoom details

July 25th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
August 1st

Monday Sessions

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Course TA Office Hours
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses

LDL Onboarding Series: LDL Courses

For any new student who has not yet taken an LDL course.

Newly-admitted LDL students are encouraged to take this course shortly after being accepted to the program.

August 1st
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
August 1st
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT

LDL Onboarding Series: Peer Review

Learn how the peer review process works and best practices for providing a meaningful peer review.

Zoom Details

End of Summer Term 2

August 8th
August 9th through 21st

NO FORMAL SESSIONS

We will not hold any class or workshop sessions during this time.
But we WILL have an optional WRITING RETREAT

LDL Onboarding Series: CGScholar Bootcamp

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

August 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
August 22nd

Monday Sessions – Week 1

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

Student Virtual Meet-Up

Student Zoom details
An informal gathering for Masters and doctoral students. No set agenda.
Breakout rooms available if Masters and Doctoral students want to discuss degree-specific items.

August 22nd
8:30 to 9 p.m. CT
August 29th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

No Sessions

United States Holiday: Labor Day

September 5th
September 12th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

Virtual Writing Retreat

Register here

September 16th and 17th:
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT
September 19th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT

Exam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS) Onboarding

Anyone who plans to start the sequence in Spring 2022 should plan to attend
EDS Zoom details

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

September 19th
September 26th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising (Special Guest: Dr. Peter Kuchinke)

EDS Group Advising Session

EDS Group Advising

September 27th
9 to 10 a.m. CT
October 3rd

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

LDL Student Virtual Meet-Up

Doctoral Student Zoom details
An informal gathering for doctoral students. No set agenda.
*Please note that this is sponsored by LDL peers and not an official university-sponsored event

October 3rd
8:30 to 9:00 p.m. CT
October 10th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

Last Day of the Term

October 14th
October 17th

Start of the New Term

Theory and Methods Workshop

This workshop addresses the Theory and Methods chapter and requirements
This will be held during the regular advising session timeslot.
EDS Zoom details

October 17th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
October 17th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: EDS Workshop (see separate entry)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

October 24th
October 24th
8:30 to 9:00 p.m. CT

LDL Student Virtual Meet-Up

Doctoral Student Zoom details
An informal gathering for Masters and doctoral students. No set agenda.
Breakout rooms available if Masters and Doctoral students want to discuss degree-specific items.

*Please note that this is sponsored by LDL peers and not an official university-sponsored event

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

October 31st
November 1st
9 to 10 a.m. CT

Group Advising Session

EDS Group Advising

United States Daylight Savings

In the United States, we move our clocks one hour back. If you are located outside of the United States or are in Arizona, please make note of the impact to our meeting schedules.

November 6th
November 7th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: EDS Workshop (see separate entry)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: EDS Breakout Sessions
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

Introduction to the Exam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS)

Anyone who plans to start the sequence in Summer or Fall 2022 should plan to attend
EDS Zoom details

November 14th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
November 14th

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

Monday Sessions

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising

November 21st
Week of November 28th

No Sessions

No sessions this week due to United States Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.

LDL Onboarding Series: New LDL Master’s Students

For new Master’s students

If you are a continuing student and did not attend a session previously or need guidance on next steps, you are encouraged to attend.
Zoom details

December 5th
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
December 5th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT

EDS: General Field Workshop

This session will focus specifically on being equipped to begin the General Field seminar
EDS Zoom details

Last Day of the Fall B Term

December 7th
TBD
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT

Theory and Methods Chapter Workshop (EDS)

This workshop addresses the Theory and Methods chapter and requirements for students in the Exam-Dissertation Sequence
EDS Zoom details

Study Execution and Final Dissertation Workshop

This session will focus specifically on what to do while you are executing your research study to prepare for drafting your final dissertation
EDS Zoom details

TBD
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT
TBD
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT

LDL Onboarding Series: LDL Courses

For any new student who has not yet taken an LDL course.
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86589469346
Meeting ID: 865 8946 9346
Passcode: 535
Find your local number: https://illinois.zoom.us/u/kj3FuRX4s

Newly-admitted LDL students are encouraged to take this course shortly after being accepted to the program.

Exam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS) Onboarding

This session will focus specifically on being equipped to begin the Exam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS)
EDS Zoom details

TBD
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
June 20th
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT

LDL Onboarding Series: Literature Review Genre

This session will focus specifically on practicing the literature review genre that is required during the exam-dissertation sequence. All students are encouraged to participate even if not working on your exam-dissertation sequence

Zoom details

Google Calendars

LDL Google Calendars

Add any of our google calendars to your phone or computer to always know what is coming up and to set your own reminders. 

Adding to Google Calendar App

 

Adding Calendars to Outlook

Adding to your Outlook Calendar

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Select a link, which will download a file
  3. Launch the file and follow the prompts to add it to your Outlook calendar 

Library and Thesis Office Calendars

Library and Thesis Office Calendars

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