We have an onboarding series for new LDL program students and LDL course participants.
New LDL Program Students
New LDL Program Students
New LDL Course Participants
Our New LDL Course Participant Onboarding involves a hybrid, flipped classroom approach. We ask that you complete the learning module before the first day of class and before the live session/Office Hours, so that you can come prepared to ask the questions that matter most to you. We also invite you to check out our FAQ pages and ask questions directly in the New Course Participant Community.
We hold a live Onboarding session the first day of each term during the standard Office Hours. Visit the Happening Now page for a current list of upcoming events and Zoom details. Complete the learning module elements prior to the live session.
The following links will take you directly to each update in our Onboarding learning module. Start by viewing our Welcome to an LDL Course – for new LDL course participants update, then complete the remaining updates, as outlined below.
Scholarly Sources and Academic Writing
Early Research Project and Exam-Dissertation Sequence Onboarding
The Early Research Project (ERP) (for PhD students only) generally begins after your first or second year and after you have taken at least two methods courses. The Exam-Dissertation Sequence begins after doctoral students have completed their 10 (EdD) or 12 (PhD) regular courses. The ERP follows the same guidelines as the EDS, just at a much smaller scale, so onboarding sessions are combined.
|Exam-Dissertation Sequence (EDS)||July 25th and September 19th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT||Learn how to navigate the EDS, including the processes and expectations of this six-course sequence||At least one full semester prior to starting your ERP (PhD students) or the EDS (The EDS begins after you complete your regular 10 courses)|
|Literature Review Genre||August 1st from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT||Prepare to apply the principles and expectations of the literature review genre||Before you begin your ERP (PhD students) or the EDS|
|General Field||July 25th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT||Determine your general field topic and a plan for completing your general field course and examination. The same concepts apply to the Special field, so there is not an additional session.||Before you begin the General Field|
|Theory and Methodology||October 17th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT||Discuss theoretical foundations, logic models, methodology design, and implementation principles||Before you begin your ERP (PhD students) or EPOL 588|
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