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News & Events in Adult and Higher Education

News & Events - Adult and Higher Education


 Adult and Higher Education First-Year Student Orientation (Saturday, September 6th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

New to the NIU Adult and Higher Education  (AHE) program? All first-year Adult and Higher Education (AHE) graduate students are required to attend the AHE First-Year Student Orientation, which will be held on NIU's campus! At orientation, students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the expectations of their program, learn about what there is to do in and around the NIU community, as well as meet other new students and the faculty and staff whom they will be working with throughout the semester. The event will conclude with a social luncheon hosted by current students and AHE staff. You can register for this event here


Adult and Higher Education Student and Faculty Retreat (Saturday, September 13th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Join prospective and current students, faculty, and staff at the 2014 AHE Student and Faculty Fall Retreat, which will be held on NIU's campus. At the retreat, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of sessions which cover topics such as pathways through the AHE Master's and Doctoral Programs, how to turn your research idea into a research project, an introduction to the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style, and an introduction the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. Students will also have the unique opportunity to present or view their peers' professional and scholarly work throughout the day. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided. Following the event will be an open social hosted by the Adult and Higher Education Student Association (AHESA). More information about registration will be coming soon!

Interested in presenting your professional or scholarly work at the 2014 AHE Student and Faculty Retreat? Submit your proposal here.


AHE Student Alert

SUMMER 2014: There will be no Qualifying Exam or Master's Exam. Please register for Fall Exams, dates to be announced.

CANDIDACY EXAM: You must register for Candidacy Exam (CAHA 798), the semester prior, i.e. register for CAHA 798 Summer 2014, register for Candidacy Exam Spring 2014.

Any questions, please contact Dr. Gyant, lgyant@niu.edu


AHE Doctoral Qualifying Exam Change

Before attempting the candidacy examination, students pursuing the Ed.D. in adult and higher education are required to pass a qualifying examination. This examination must be taken after completion of at least 15, but not more than 24 semester hours of an approved official program of courses, not including deficiency courses or courses taken as part of a master's program.


AHE Doctoral Admission Deadline February 1.

The AHE doctoral program admits students for Fall admission only. To be assured of consideration for admission to the doctoral program in adult and higher education, completed applications and all supporting credentials must be received by the Graduate School no later than February 1 for admission to fall semester.


New AHE Candidacy Exam Guidelines Effective Fall 2013

New candidacy exam guidelines will be effective Fall 2013. Information about the new candidacy exam procedures can be found at http://www.cedu.niu.edu/cahe/ahe/forms_doc.shtml Please note that students must meet with their dissertation committees one semester prior to enrolling in CAHA 798 under these new guidelines. Also note options for those who have already successfully completed CAHA 798.


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