Student & Graduate Reviews
Doctoral students may experience a difficult transition when they enter the dissertation phase of the program as this is when you are independently working on your research and are not held to the typical structured curriculum of the core and specialization courses. Your Faculty Chair and the rest of your dissertation committee are available for support and guidance. If you are experiencing any difficult and need assistance, please dont hesitate to contact your Student Services Advisor at email@example.com or 888-628-2752. We want to ensure that you are progressing with your dissertation so that you can graduate with your EdD.
Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your experience in the Ed.D. program. We are sorry to hear that you have been having difficulty with your dissertation and have not felt supported. The transition from the core and specialization courses to the research courses can be difficult for candidates as there is less structure and candidates do their dissertation writing independently from their classmates. If you are feel that you are not getting the support you need from your Faculty Chair, I encourage you to reach out to your Student Services Advisor who can help facilitate communication and guide you with the expectations of each course. You can reach out to Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-628-2752. Additionally, there is a new Graduate Writing Center that just opened that offers appointments during the weekend if you are seeking help with your writing. You can find more information here: https://libguides.cu-portland.edu/c.php?g=894795&p=6434850. Please do not hesitate to reach out as we want to ensure that you are supported throughout your doctoral journey and want to see you walk across the stage at commencement!