2017 NASPA Annual Conference Doctoral Seminar

March 12

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 2017 Doctoral Seminar is still being developed, please see the 2016 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

*Although registration is free for the seminar, space is limited. Attendees must first apply and be accepted, as well as be registered to attend the NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio. 


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Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Sun, Mar 12

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Incorporating your scholar identity in your research
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
The dissertation process: An advisor’s perspective
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Peer discussion/reflect on morning sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Peer discussion/prepare for afternoon sessions
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Navigating Doctoral Study Milestones
1:45 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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  • Laura Page

    Laura Page

    Doctoral Candidate | Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Missouri

    Faculty Bio

  • Susana Muñoz

    Susana Muñoz

    Assistant Professor of Higher Education
    Colorado State University

    Faculty Bio

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