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News & Events in Adult and Higher Education

News & Events - Adult and Higher Education

 NASPA "Shake It Off" Video

The NIU “Shake it Off” video will be submitted to NASPA and included in the 2015 Annual Conference Opening Session!  Check it out here:


Counseling, Adult and Higher Education Scholarships

This year, the scholarship process is moving much sooner than in the past!  The College of Education's Scholarship web page is already up and running for you to review and to process your application(s) for the available scholarships that CAHE and the College of Education have to offer.  You will find the list of scholarships available here.

The CAHE Scholarships available are:

Phyllis Cunningham Social Justice Fund

Wesley I. Schmidt Scholarship Fund

The Robert M. Smith Memorial Scholarship in Adult Learning

Scholarship applications are due by no later than December 31, 2014.  However, students should submit their entries as soon as possible.

Apply for a CAHE scholarship today! 

Spring 2015 NIU Ally Training Dates 

CAHE Info Session, Monday, November 17th in Gabel 146, 5:00 - 6:00

Interested in finding out more about our Counseling or Adult and Higher Education master's and doctoral programs? Attend our info session on Monday, November 17th from 5:00 - 6:00 for a chance to meet some of our program faculty, gain insight into program offerings, and discuss the application process. If you are interested in attending the info session please RSVP with your name, phone number, preferred e-mail, and which program you are interested in to CAHE_advisor@niu.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

Adult and Higher Education Student and Faculty Retreat (Saturday, September 13th, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm)

To register click here. Registration is required to attend the event. This event requires a $20 registration fee.

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 on Saturday, September 13th. Check-in begins at 8:00 and the event will run from 8:45 am – 3:30 pm. 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, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, and the how to use the online library. Students will also have the unique opportunity to view their peers' professional and scholarly work during sessions 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 the location of the social will be shared prior to the event.

This event will be held in the Gabel Hall Learning Center on the NIU Main (DeKalb) Campus. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact CAHE_Advisor@niu.edu. Attendees will be able to park in the Blue and Yellow permit spaces in the "C" lot for free on the day of the event. Please do not park in any of the reserved spaces. Click here to view our parking map: http://www.niu.edu/parking/_pdf/x_parking_map.pdf

AHE Retreat Schedule

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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