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Projected Doctoral Course Offerings Spring 2021

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  • This course is designed to introduce students to the department and to the ongoing research activities of its faculty. Emphasis is placed on identifying and coordinating opportunities for joint research and scholarship among faculty and students. Students must enroll in the course for three semesters before dissertation.

    Dr. Eric Paulson

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Thursdays, 5:00-6:00

     

  • This course introduces students to quantitative research design and analysis. Topics include descriptive statistics; sampling techniques; statistical inference, including the null hypothesis, significance tests, and confidence intervals; and causal-comparative analyses, including t-test and ANOVA. 

    Dr. Carlton Fong

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Thursdays, 6:30-9:20

  • This course introduces students to the qualitative paradigm. Topics include distinctive features, alternative qualitative traditions, purposeful sampling, common data collection methods, inductive analysis, the role of the researcher, and evaluating qualitative research.

    Dr. Emily Summers

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Wednesdays, 3:30-6:20

  • This course focuses on issues in design and implementation of qualitative research. Topics include influence of alternative traditions, literature in qualitative research, access to the field and ethical issues, researcher-participant relationships, purposeful sampling strategies, inductive analysis procedures, developing theory, and reporting research.

    Dr. Emily Summers

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Wednesdays, 6:30-9:20

  • The course focuses on the institutional development, intellectual development, learner development, and self-development for effective teaching and learning in developmental education. Topics include instructional and learner theories, pedagogies, assessment and evaluation techniques, and best practices for instruction and intervention.

    Dr. Jodi Holschuh

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Mondays, 3:30-6:20

  • This course addresses the policy and politics of planning, funding, implementing, and evaluating Developmental Education programs in postsecondary education. Readings and discussions focus on current and historical issues relevant to addressing the academic needs of educationally disadvantaged students from the perspective of researchers, program directors, policy analysts, and instructors.

    Dr. Russ Hodges

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Tuesdays, 6:30-9:20

  • Introduction to community college and to its roles and functions in American education. Special attention will be directed to evolution, development and patterns of organization, purposes, programs, personnel and current issues of the community college.

    Dr. Russ Hodges

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Wednesdays, 3:30-6:20

  • This course focuses on the theoretical and practical elements of management of Developmental Education programs in higher education. Readings and discussions focus generally on best practices in higher education leadership and specifically on best practices in leadership and management in Developmental Education.

    Dr. Sonya L. Armstrong

    Virtual, Synchronous

    Mondays, 6:30-9:20

  • A course providing theoretical, pedagogical, methodological, and/or administrative grounding in specialized areas of rhetoric and composition. Emphases vary but may include Writing Across the Curriculum, Service Learning, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Computers and Writing, Literacy.

    Dr. Eric Leake

    Thursdays, 6:30-9:20

  • Introduces students to the history of writing instruction in the university and to the theories of writing and composing that inform contemporary composition studies and the teaching of writing. 

    Dr. Octavio Pimentel

    TBA