2016 NASPA Annual Conference Doctoral Seminar

March 13

The NASPA Doctoral Seminar is a free, pre-conference workshop that provides support and information to help graduate students in higher education programs successfully navigate the doctoral process. This event is hosted by the NASPA Faculty Council.

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Although the schedule for the 2016 Doctoral Seminar is still being developed, please see the 2015 Doctoral Seminar webpage for last year's information. 

The Doctoral Seminar was created to provide graduate students who are currently enrolled in a higher education doctoral program support and information to help them successfully navigate the process. Faculty and doctoral students will facilitate activities, conversations, and structured time to reflect about how to be successful in the doctoral experience. This free seminar will include time for networking with faculty and doctoral student peers.

Participants will…

  • Reflect on the doctoral journey…beginning, sustaining, planning, completing
  • Broaden their faculty and student support networks
  • Consider the dissertation process and what it involves
  • Create a goal(s) and find an accountability partner to help meet them


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This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Faculty


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Please note this schedule is subject to change. 

Sun, Mar 13

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Overview of seminar goals
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Honing your Scholar Identity
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The dissertation process: surviving and thriving
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Navigating Doctoral Study Milestones
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Looking ahead: Roundtable discussions
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Goal setting activity, next steps, end of the day reflections, evaluations


Please apply at the link below. 

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Nathan Victoria
Director of Member Engagement and Student Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500


  • Demetri Morgan

    Demetri Morgan

    Ph.D. Candidate
    University of Pennsylvania

    Faculty Bio

  • Susana Muñoz

    Susana Muñoz

    Assistant Professor of Higher Education
    Colorado State University

    Faculty Bio

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