Surviving your Doctoral Program

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Surviving your Doctoral Program

  1. 1. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen Surviving the Doctorate Department of Learning Technologies
  2. 2. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen
  3. 3. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen Doctoral Timeline Admissions Coursework (Time depends on the student) Qualifying • Portfolio • Examination Dissertation http://www.sageperformance.com/drjeffallenwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen
  4. 4. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htm How Long Will It Take Me? Coursework is easy. The dissertation is the tough part. No one hassles you to write each week, or turn-in homework, or gives you a grade at the end of the semester. Please remember the following however: You will not graduate without completing your dissertation! . . . Many students lose sight of this fact! www.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen
  5. 5. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen The Top Ten List www.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen
  6. 6. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #10: YOUR Problem You are responsible for both completing courses and making progress on your dissertation. The Chair will not, and cannot, push you to complete your doctoral studies.
  7. 7. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #9: Create a Research File Your research file will help you study for the comprehensive examination and will help create a literature review structure.
  8. 8. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #8: Create a Cohort
  9. 9. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #7: A Good Committee This is the single most important selection in your doctoral process.
  10. 10. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #6: Attend Defenses Take the opportunity to attend at least five proposal and dissertation defenses prior to defending your dissertation.
  11. 11. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #5: Your Major Professor You and the Chair must talk and come to a compromise before talking to other committee members.
  12. 12. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htm #4: Take more Classes Take advantage of research, statistics and measurement classes. www.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen The statistics, research, and measurement courses that you complete, as a requirement of the degree program, may not sufficiently prepare you for your dissertation.
  13. 13. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #3: Make a Schedule Plan from the end to the beginning.
  14. 14. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen #2: Writing NOT Researching You must write! At least 3-5 hours a week should be spent WRITING!
  15. 15. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htm #1ABD Is Not A Titlewww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen
  16. 16. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htmwww.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen The Dissertation Defense Is a celebration of your success
  17. 17. www.coe.unt.edu/allen/mydocstudents.htm Dr. Jeff M. Allen Jeff.Allen@unt.edu www.sageperformance.com/drjeffallen/docstudents.htm

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