Dr. Lisa M. Baumgartner and doctoral student Eric Niemi will present their paper "I want to be a drug counselor:" Possible selves in persons living with HIV/AIDS at the Adult Education Research Conference in St. Louis, MO in June. For more information on the Adult Education Research Conference, please visit the following website: http://www.umsl.edu/~pcs/noncredit-offerings/aerc.html#.UWR2-Tf_6nk
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.
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.
It has been nine months since AHE students have received an update on the goals and initiatives of the AHE program. Dr. Sue Willis will provide an update on the AHE program from 6:00 pm to 8 pm on March 7, 2013 in Gabel 146. We look forward to seeing you there!
Refreshments will be served!
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.
The application deadline of Dissertation Completion Fellowship is due February 8, 2013. Detail information is available at this website: http://www.grad.niu.edu/grad/diversity/fellowships.shtml
The Research-to-Practice Conference Call for Proposals deadline is March 1, 2013. The conference will be held September 20-21, 2013 at the Lindenwood University campus in St. Charles Missouri. Submission details and conference information is available at this website: http://www.lindenwood.edu/r2p/index.html
This conference is a great opportunity for graduate students to present their research! Check it out!
Dr. D. Eric Archer and AHE doctoral student Nicole Buras were selected to present their paper, "Improv"ing in the Boardroom: Improvisation as a Tool for Organizational Development at the 9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2013) to be held at the University of Illinois from May 15-18, 2013. For more information about QI2013 and for upcoming conference information please visit their website at http://www.icqi.org/..
Information Sessions for Master's and Doctorate
Thursday, February 21 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., 146 Gabel Hall
Tuesday April 16, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., 146 Gabel Hall
Dr. Lisa M. Baumgartner and doctoral student Eric Niemi presented their paper " 'I must maintain my sobriety at all costs": The effect of HIV/AIDS on other identities" at the annual American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) conference held in Las Vegas, NV from November 6-9, 2012. For more information about AAACE and for upcoming conference information please visit their website www.aaace.org
Dr. Eric Archer will join the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education as an Assistant Professor in Adult and Higher Education and Student Affairs in August 2012. Previously, he was a Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Dewar College of Education at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. Dr. Archer is a Directorate Member for the Commission for Professional Preparation with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, a NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Journal. Dr. Archer is also licensed in the state of Illinois as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.
Dr. Archerís research interests include the experience of intercollegiate athletes and the role of social media and student experiences. He has presented at state, regional, and national meetings of professional associations in higher education and student affairs.
Dr. Archer received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in July 2010 with an emphasis in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. For his dissertation, Preparing for exit from sport: A phenomenological examination of the pre-transition experience of Division I female intercollegiate athletes, he received the Nevitt Sanford Writing Award from the ACPA. Dr. Archer completed his Master of Science in Human Development and Family Science at OSU and earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Alabama in Human Environmental Sciences. In August 2012, he will receive a Master of Education with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Please welcome Dr. Eric Archer to the NIU Family!