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DOCTORAL HANDBOOK

Higher Education Administration Program

Department of Educational Administration
2011-2012

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Table of Contents
SECTION 1. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION ................ 5
WELCOME .................................................................................................................... 5
STAFF & CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................................. 6
HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION FACULTY ......................................................... 8
SECTION 2. DOCTORAL PROGRAM............................................................. 14
OBJECTIVE .................................................................................................................. 14
Ph.D. Program (Doctorate of Philosophy) .............................................................................. 14
Ed.D. Program (Doctorate of Education) ............................................................................... 14
Advising ............................................................................................................................. 15
COURSEWORK ............................................................................................................. 16
Requirements by Degree ....................................................................................................... 16
Core Courses ....................................................................................................................... 16
Required Specialization Courses ............................................................................................ 18
Optional Specialization Courses (Electives) ............................................................................ 18
Research & Inquiry Courses .................................................................................................. 20
Cognate Courses (Outside the College of Education) ................................................................ 20
Other Coursework ................................................................................................................ 22
When Courses Are Offered .................................................................................................... 24
FULL-TIME COURSEWORK FLOW CHART ...................................................................... 25
PART-TIME COURSEWORK FLOW CHART ...................................................................... 25
TRANSFER COURSEWORK............................................................................................ 25
STUDY ABROAD .......................................................................................................... 26
EXTENSION COURSES .................................................................................................. 26
COMPREHENSIVE AND QUALIFYING EXAMS ................................................................ 27
Written Comprehensive Examination .................................................................................... 27
Specialization Qualifying Exam............................................................................................ 28
ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY ................................................................................. 31
Apply for Advancement to Candidacy .................................................................................... 31
DISSERTATION/TREATISE COMMITTEE ....................................................................... 34
Finding a Chair or Co-Chair ................................................................................................ 34
Committee Composition ....................................................................................................... 34
GSC Faculty ....................................................................................................................... 34
SECTION 3. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ..................................................................... 35
ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS .......................................................................... 35
Quantity of Work – Full time students .................................................................................. 35
TRAVEL SUPPORT FOR CONFERENCES ......................................................................... 36
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES .................................................................. 36
TUITION ...................................................................................................................... 36
SECTION 4. INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES........................................................ 37
Academic Dishonesty ........................................................................................................... 37
Academic Honor Code.......................................................................................................... 37
ADA Compliance ................................................................................................................ 37
Official Means of Communication ......................................................................................... 37
Observance of Religious Holy Days ....................................................................................... 37
Scholastic Probation and Dismissal ....................................................................................... 38
Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment ...................................................................... 38
SECTION 5. ACADEMIC RESOURCES ........................................................... 39
Registration ........................................................................................................................ 39
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Textbooks ........................................................................................................................... 40
Blackboard .......................................................................................................................... 40
Graduate Writing Center ..................................................................................................... 41
Libraries ............................................................................................................................. 41
SECTION 6. CAMPUS RESOURCES ............................................................... 42
Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) ................................................................................ 42
Bevo Bucks .......................................................................................................................... 42
Campus Safety .................................................................................................................... 42
Course Instructor Surveys ..................................................................................................... 43
Dean of Students ................................................................................................................. 43
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement ................................................................ 43
Division of Student Affairs.................................................................................................... 43
Graduate School .................................................................................................................. 44
Graduate Student Housing ................................................................................................... 44
Health Insurance ................................................................................................................. 44
Office of The Registrar.......................................................................................................... 44
Services for Students with Disabilities .................................................................................... 44
Student ID Card.................................................................................................................. 45
Student Judicial Services ...................................................................................................... 45
Transportation .................................................................................................................... 45
University Health Services .................................................................................................... 46
UT EID ............................................................................................................................. 46
SECTION 7. TECHNOLOGY ......................................................................... 47
College of Education Learning Technology Center .................................................................. 47
College of Education Apple Laptop Bundle ............................................................................ 48
Information Technology Services ........................................................................................... 48
BevoWare ........................................................................................................................... 48
Campus Computer Store ...................................................................................................... 48
Computer Labs on Campus .................................................................................................. 48
Informational Technology Services Help Desk ........................................................................ 48
Printing On Campus ............................................................................................................ 49
Webspace ............................................................................................................................ 49
Wireless Network On Campus .............................................................................................. 49
SECTION 8. STUDENT INTERESTS ............................................................... 50
ANNUAL UNIVERSITY EVENTS..................................................................................... 50
ATHLETICS .................................................................................................................. 51
FINE ARTS .................................................................................................................. 52
Museums and Collections ..................................................................................................... 53
RECSPORTS ................................................................................................................. 53
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ...................................................................................... 54
Volunteer and Service Learning Center .................................................................................. 54
Volunteer Events ................................................................................................................. 54
SECTION 9. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ............................................... 55
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS .................................................................................... 55
HEASPA............................................................................................................................ 55
On Campus Associations ...................................................................................................... 55
Texas Associations ............................................................................................................... 55
National Associations .......................................................................................................... 56

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SECTION 10. ADVICE FROM YOUR PEERS ................................................... 58
Advice from graduates .......................................................................................................... 58
Advice from full-time students ............................................................................................... 58
Advice from part-time students .............................................................................................. 59
Advice from first-year students .............................................................................................. 60
APPENDIX A. NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST................................................... 62
APPENDIX B. DEGREE PLANS ..................................................................... 62
The Ph.D. Degree in Educational Administration .................................................................. 62
The Ed.D. Degree in Educational Administration .................................................................. 64
APPENDIX B. ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY .......................................... 66
Progress Checklist ................................................................................................................ 66
Dissertation Map ................................................................................................................. 67
APPENDIX C. FORMS & DOCUMENTS ......................................................... 69
Change Academic Advisor .................................................................................................... 69
Student Travel Support Request ............................................................................................ 70
Transfer Credits Form .......................................................................................................... 71
Approval for Specialization Course ........................................................................................ 73
Instructor Consent for Course Registration ............................................................................. 74
Extension Course Credit Request ........................................................................................... 75
Program Transfer Request .................................................................................................... 76
APPENDIX D. RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP & INTERNSHIP/FIELD
EXPERIENCE ............................................................................................. 77
Research Apprenticeship ....................................................................................................... 77
Internship/Field Experience ................................................................................................. 78

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work and volunteer histories. alumni. and the many friends of the program across campus. administrators. and enjoy this valuable resource! Pedro Reyes. and staff will provide you with ample opportunities to develop academically and professionally. Your academic backgrounds.D. Doctoral Program in Higher Education Administration DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 5 . welcome to the program. My advice is to take advantage of the resources around you – your advisor and professors. There will be a multitude of opportunities available to you as a student in the program. and we feel you represent the best of the best. Department of Educational Administration Program Head.Section 1. It is my honor and pleasure to write this note of welcome to the Doctoral Program in Higher Education Administration here at The University of Texas at Austin. and even the world – to make the most of your time as a student. Professor. Ph. Please don’t hesitate to inform us of how we can assist you in reaching your goals. and wealth of diverse life experiences have allowed us to construct a talented and promising entering cohort. Over 70 applicants expressed interest in our program. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION Welcome Dear Higher Education Administration Doctoral Student. the nation. peers in the program. I know you will find that our esteemed faculty. Once again.

reddick@austin.edu Hortensia Palomares Graduate Coordinator.edu Mailing Address Physical Address Higher Education Administration Program Department of Educational Administration The University of Texas at Austin 1 University Station D5400 Austin. Educational Administration hpalomares@austin. Room 374 Austin TX 78712 512-471-7551 DISCLAIMER: Please note that information in this handbook does not supersede information posted on university websites.Staff & Contact Information (as of 03/15/11) Dr. Pedro Reyes Program Head. Richard Reddick Coordinator.edu Linda Overton Administrative Associate.utexas. CUSPA Master’s Program (on leave 2010-2011) Richard.edu Dr. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .utexas. TX 78715-0374 1900 Speedway Sanchez Building. Martha Ovando Graduate Advisor.utexas. Educational Administration Linda. Higher Education Administration PReyes@utsystem.utexas.overton@austin. Educational Administration movando@mail.edu Dr.

research. and professors. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 7 . policy analysts. In addition to higher education. and professors in the field of educational administration To advance the scholarship – teaching. Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP) MISSION AND VISION Mission    To prepare and develop the finest leaders in the educational institutions of tomorrow To prepare and develop the finest researchers. policy analysts. (2) a transformational force in advancing the scholarship of educational administration. accountability. student engagement. justice. service. Ph. and service – of educational administration Vision The Department of Educational Administration at The University of Texas will be recognized nationally and internationally as (1) a signature model in the preparation of educational leaders.D. researchers. (3) an unyielding champion of access. and P-20 collaboration. Educational Administration Higher Education Administration Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) Master's in CUSPA Public School Executive Leadership Program (PSEL) Educational Policy & Planning (EPP) Ed. equity. citizenship.D.Overview The Department of Educational Administration at The University of Texas at Austin is recognized as providing graduate programs of distinction and is considered one of the most outstanding in the nation. excellence. specialization is offered in community college leadership and public school executive leadership.

Assistant Dean. Recently. ending a one-year term as president of the association. providing the blueprint and assessment of the University’s first major curriculum reform in the last 30 years.D.utexas. He is currently past president of the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers. Dr.D. Cassandre Alvarado is Assistant Dean for Learning Communities and Assessment for the School of Undergraduate Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.D.edu 512-471-5017 Doug Garrard is Senior Associate Dean for the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Texas at Austin.us 512-471-7551 Biography unavailable. Ph. Greek Life and Intercultural Education. Classes Taught: Institutional Research and Planning Doug Garrard. Classes Taught: History of Higher Education (fall) David Gardner.state. New Student Services.gardner@thecb. developmental education. He earned a doctorate and masters degree in higher educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin. Deputy Commissioner. Adjunct Professor.alvarado@austin. Classes Taught: Campus Cultures (fall) THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .tx. Lecturer Biography: garrardd@austin. master of education and doctor of philosophy degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Ed. UGS. and a bachelors of science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Garrard has over twentyfive years of student affairs experience. Senior Associate Dean of Students. Her responsibilities include providing strategic leadership in the area of enrollment management. teaching graduate-level courses in college student development theory and history of higher education. and recruitment of underrepresented students and in curricular strategies that increase retention. as well as supporting all programs and functions of the Dean’s office.edu 512-232-3997 Dr. she led the University’s major Quality Enhancement Plan initiative.Higher Education Administration Faculty (Alphabetical) Cassandre Alvarado.utexas. He has served as a guest lecturer in various higher education courses and this is his first year serving on the faculty for the College of Education. She is the College Readiness Special Advisor to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and frequently works with national organizations on issues of readiness and retention. His portfolio includes Student Activities and Leadership Development. She is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Administration at UT. Lecturer Biography: cassandre. Alvarado holds a bachelor of journalism. Ph. Dr. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Biography: david.

utexas.edu 512-471-7255 Besides serving as Senior Associate Dean.lilly@austin. academic administration.S. Classes Taught: None at present.utexas. Senior Lecturer Biography: juan. Dr. Centennial Professorship in the College of Education. she was Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Student Affairs. González has been an administrator.D. Senior Associate VP and Dean of Students. For more than 30 years Dr. Hage. Lilly is the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at The University of Texas at Austin. and higher education strategies for the admission and retention of low-income and minority students. leadership development. a Master of Arts in education from DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 9 . His areas of interest include the assessment and integration of learning outcomes. academic support programs. Soncia Reagins-Lilly. From 1998 to 2002.edu 512-471-5017 Dr. Kameen also holds the M. Los Angeles. Marilyn C. where she collaborates with campus and student leadership to create and implement policies related to student development. Kameen joined the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin in 1990 as the Assistant Dean for Teacher Education and Student Affairs.D. Professor Biography: mkameen@mail.gonzalez@austin. and campus life. she was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research. Kameen earned a doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia in 1974. Student Affairs Assessment in Higher Education (spring) Marilyn Kameen. and college teaching. Her academic appointment is in the Department of Educational Administration as a full professor in the Higher Education Administration Program.Juan Gonzalez. Twenty of those years he served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at five different U. Ph. Ed. Ph. Senior Associate Dean.D. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine. Jr. Student Activities Center and the University Unions.r. Dr.edu 512-471-5151 Juan González is the Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.K. Clinical Assistant Professor Biography: soncia. and from 1992 to 1998. Her portfolio includes the programs organized within the Office of the Dean of Students. VP For Student Affairs. Philadelphia. PA. Prior to this. Her areas of interest include college student development. she was Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Administration at The University of California. universities. professor and consultant in the field of student affairs.utexas. Dr. She also holds a masters degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College. Classes Taught: College Student Personnel Administration (masters only) (fall). Housing & Food Services. She is also on the faculty for the College of Education and currently serves as the Coordinator of the College and University Student Personnel Administration Masters program.

facilitating workshops and giving presentations on higher education topics at national conferences. Gender & Sexuality Center Biography: richard. which is a national consortium of 70 major research universities in the United States and Canada advancing the knowledge base in educational administration. Faculty Affiliate. Higher Education Administration. He served on System Task Forces on issues (capital planning. She is active in professional associations and is a Strategic Planning and Management Consultant. Pedro Reyes was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Education Policy and Administration at The University of Texas at Austin. admissions. and the advising THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . along with the Academic Initiatives for Academic Affairs. He is a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Education. Reddick is an assistant professor in the College of Education's Department of Educational Administration at The University of Texas at Austin.utexas. Dr. 2003 where he deals with education policy.Ed.).California State University. 1991. Classes Taught: Intergroup Dialogue (spring). San Bernardino. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies. including the management of $50 million dollar fund to improve research capacity among academic institutions. Austin Partners in Education). Ashbel Smith Professor. Service on boards of external education organizations (P-16 Council. Dr. and the annual budget presentations. John L. he directs the Student Learning Assessment Project for all Academic Institutions.D. He received his Ph. Education Policy & Planning Program Head.. He has a combined 25 years of teaching experience in public schools and higher education and won a major award for his graduate teaching. the role of formative experiences in professors' lives in their approach to mentoring. Affiliate. Assistant Professor. Ed. He was named Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Assessment at The University of Texas System Office of Academic Affairs effective January 15. where he also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Sociology.D. Reddick. Policy Research in Education Richard J. in 1985 from the University of WisconsinMadison and has been a member of the faculty at Texas since January.reddick@austin. Reyes was the 30th president of the University Council for Educational Administration. Reyes was involved with the execution of the annual tuition and fee plan. Additionally. and he is also a faculty affiliate in the John L. Race in Higher Education (fall) Pedro Reyes.edu 512-475-8569 Pedro Reyes is the Ashbel Smith Professor in Education Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. Coordinator – CUSPA M.edu 512-471-8587 Richard J. Higher Education Administration Biography: preyes@utsystem.D. etc. and a doctorate in education administration from the University of Southern California. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. Ph. Reddick's research on mentoring relationships between faculty and AfricanAmerican undergraduate students includes factors influencing faculty mentorship. Classes Taught: Education Politics & Policy. Dr.

in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr.D. Sáenz. and his research on this topic includes examining their experiences at both two-year and four-year institutions. Classes Taught: On Leave 2010-2011 School Year. College Student Research (Fall). Dr. and Emory University. Faculty Fellow.D. Economics/Finance. Dr. Reddick worked in student affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.edu 512-475-8585 Victor B. Ph. and a Faculty Associate with the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute. a Faculty Fellow with the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate. Edwin R. Ph. U. Clinical Professor Biography: esharpe@mail. Sharpe’s scholarly and teaching interests include organizational theory and behavior particularly as applied to colleges and universities. Division of Diversity & Community Engagement Biography: vsaenz@mail.. Classes Taught: Quantitative Research. Legislative Issues in Higher Education (Spring elective during legislative session years only). Equity & Access in Higher Education Edwin Sharpe. Faculty Associate. a Master of Business Administration. History of Higher Education. and. and retention issues for underrepresented students.and counseling approaches utilized by faculty in mentoring African-American undergraduate students. Classes Taught: Organization & Administration (Fall). Sharpe is Clinical Professor in the Department of Educational Administration. Dr. Austin Vice President for Administration. Sáenz.D. He previously served in administrative positions including U. Senior Advisor to the Provost. Higher Education Business DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 11 .utexas.D. He is also a faculty affiliate with the UT Center for Mexican American Studies. His research interests include: chronicling the educational benefits of diversity on college campuses. and a Ph. Economics/Finance. Qualitative Research Victor B. Ph. college readiness. Sharpe holds a B. and Founding Chairman of the University of Texas Elementary Charter School Management Board. transition. and Interim President of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. college access. is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. and the interaction and alignment of educational systems from preschool through postsecondary institutions (a concept of education now commonly called “P-16”).utexas. with Honors in Economics. Center for Mexican American Studies. Assistant Professor. His most recent research work is focused on Latino males in higher education.T. Survey Research Methods.edu 512-475-8577 Associated professionally with the University of Texas for more than 30 years. Organizational Design. educational politics and policy. Prior to joining the UT faculty. System Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Higher Education.T.A.

his juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and his bachelor of arts degree. in Portuguese from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. a Fulbright New Century Scholar in Brazil.A. helicopter parents. Gregory Vincent earned his doctorate. Dr. Kellogg Professor in Community College Leadership Biography: gvincent@austin. and The Texas Exes Black Alumni Steering Committee (2007). Education Politics and Policy. college choice. the Education Award at the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue Awards (2007).edu 512-471-3212 Dr. and as field researcher in linguistics. She holds a Ph. Professor of Law. Qualitative Research. higher education law (especially freedom of expression and academic freedom). in Spanish from Michigan State University. the 2009 Community Service Award from the NAACP. Associate Professor Higher Education Administration Biography: pasomers@mail. She received the Melvene Hardee Dissertation Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in 1993 and the Emerging Scholar Award from the American Association of University Women in 1997.as a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and Thailand. She is also a Fellow in the Community College Leadership Program and a faculty affiliate in Women’s and Gender Studies and the Long Lozano Latin American Studies program. Comparative Higher Education Gregory Vincent. with majors in history and economics.Management (masters only). Dr. and the Texas Diversity Council Diversity First award THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . She has extensive international experience . Somers has over 60 publications and has supervised 30 dissertations.and four-year colleges. Ed. and a B.A. Other recent awards include the UTAustin Chicano-Hispanic Law Students Association Spirit Award (2009). the 2010 Multicultural Leadership Award from the Texas Diversity Council. Her areas of research include students at two. Professor of Educational Administration.K. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. and the Austin Circle of Influence award from the Austin Urban League in 2008 and 2009.Y. the impact of 9/11 on college students. and higher education in Brazil. Organizational Design (Spring) Patricia Somers.edu 512-471-7551 Patricia Somers is Associate Professor of Higher Education. She is currently a Regional Vice President of the Texas Conference of the American Association of University Professors. the Texas Exes Legacy Award (2007). with emphasis in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. Ph. in Educational Administration (Higher Education Concentration) from the University of New Orleans. Gender & Adult Development (Summer elective offered every other summer). the 2010 Spirit of Giving Award from the Austin Independent School District. VP of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.D. University Interscholastic League Honor (2009).D. Classes Taught: Higher Education Law (masters section only) (Spring).utexas. a Malone Fellow and a King Fahd Center Fellow in the Middle East. W. an M. Vincent has received numerous awards including the 2010 Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce Community Partnership Award.D. the Hispanic Faculty Staff Association 11th Annual Leadership Symposium Honor (2009).utexas. N.

Currently. Envision Central Texas and E3 Alliance. Classes Taught: Higher Education Law (doctoral section) (spring). and is chair of the University of Texas Charter Elementary School’s management board. Communities in School. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 13 .(2006). Vice President Vincent serves on the board of numerous organizations including the Austin Area Urban League.

and the ethical considerations that must surround and guide the enterprise.Section 2.D. the program prepares doctoral students to be consumers and producers of higher education research and scholarship and socializes students towards possible careers in academia. ED. PROGRAM (DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY) Students in the program receive a thorough grounding in the functioning of colleges and universities and in the skills of administration. DOCTORAL PROGRAM Objective The objective of the Doctoral Program in Higher Education Administration is to prepare. and teachers who can pass on knowledge of the past and equip students with the ability to work with an ever-changing higher education environment in the future.) PH. See Appendix B for this degree plan. informed leadership. They develop an understanding of the particular role of colleges and universities in society as both distributors and creators of knowledge. Programs leading to this degree emphasize preparation for a research career in which the graduate will add to the core of knowledge that is the basis for informed practice. (From website.D. The curriculum is oriented toward the development of theory and research skills in a variety of methodologies and includes a strong secondary emphasis in a cognate field of study. PROGRAM (DOCTORATE OF EDUCATION) Programs for this degree emphasize preparation for leadership careers in a variety of college and university settings and are oriented toward the application of theory and knowledge development through research. decision-making and leadership. The curriculum also aims toward the development of sophisticated management skills and intelligent. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . See Appendix B for this degree plan. train and educate students to become leaders in the administration of colleges and universities. the historical context from which those institutions have emerged. scholars who can bring about greater understanding of higher education through research. Finally.

Build your network. engage with professional communities. who will remove any advising bars as needed. work on cultivating your DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 15 . ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS Commitment As a student in our graduate program at UT-Austin. especially those related to your profession. Tips for Higher Education News Sources     Chronicle of Higher Education Inside Higher Education Diverse Online American Association of University Professors Professional Identity As you continue on your career as a professional in higher education. You need to be an avid follower of news and current issues affecting higher education. be true to your interests and carve out your research and leadership niche within higher education. you are committing yourself to a rigorous academic experience. The advisor will contact the graduate coordinator. although we recommend that you not do so until you have had an opportunity to work with your faculty advisor for at least your first year in the program. All the while. REGISTRATION & ADVISING BARS Students are required to develop a degree plan and touch base with their faculty advisor at least once a semester prior to registration. be conscious of how you are shaping your professional identity. You have to treat graduate school like it is your livelihood because it certainly represents the next phase of your career development as an administrator and/or scholar in higher education. Students can also switch advisors if it is determined that there is a better fit with another faculty member.ADVISING All doctoral students will be assigned a temporary faculty advisor upon being admitted to the program. Coursework & Learning Beyond the Classroom Courses are an important guide to get you through the program. The advisor will contact the graduate coordinator. This temporary advisor can become permanent if the student and the faculty member agree to do so. A form to switch your advisor is available in Appendix C. Students are required to develop a degree plan and touch base with their faculty advisor at least once a semester prior to registration. but learning needs to extend beyond the classroom. who will remove any advising bars as needed.

9 hrs. thwart) organizational structures. CORE COURSES EDA 382M Organizational Design and Behavior This course is designed to assist administrators and researchers better understand educational (and other similarly structured) organizations from a perspective integrating leadership.D. 6-9 hrs. EDA 388E Educational Economics and Finance Policy In this course. and organizational theory. economic theories of the public sector and the role of federal and state government policies in higher education THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . Core Courses* Specialization Courses Research & Inquiry Cognate Courses Research Apprenticeship Internship/Field Experience Dissertation Treatise Required 12 hrs. theories. Coursework REQUIREMENTS BY DEGREE Ph. Course Objectives and Themes include: 1) To introduce analytic tools to examine organizations.D. 24 hrs. developmental relationships.professional identity. Optional Optional    --- Required 12 hrs. shaped by your values. class discussion. Faculty and administrators are now colleagues in your eyes. Ed. and personal reflection. 24 hrs. Concepts will include.S. 12 hrs. but are not limited to. please trea them accordingly. higher education. Enrollment is limited to doctoral students in EDA and fulfills a core course requirement. students will gain an overview of the mechanisms and theories regarding the economics and financing of U. and examples specific to higher education. 2) To apply analytic tools and theories to organizational behavior via case studies. 1-6 hrs. --- 1-6 hrs. human capital and investment in higher education. this course is grounded in literature. 15 hrs. 4) To explore how individuals and personalities work to enhance (or at times. -- --- * Core coursework beyond the required hours count as a specialization course. areas of expertise and leadership abilities. 3) To introduce and interrogate the role of developmental relationships in the growth of organizations. most significantly Bolman & Deal’s four frames. While this course is not limited to students in the higher education doctoral program. The overall purpose of this core course is to inform students of the policy bases for the finance of higher education and to help students understand the concepts and principles underlying such policies.

Finally. organizational. each class participant will increase his/her capability to deal with uncertainty. social welfare policies. social welfare. housing policy. and political contexts in which schools. law. and tax laws--have shaped cities. students will learn to critically examine the larger social. transportation policies. This course will also examine the ways in which issues of race. societal. Readings in this course will draw from a range of disciplines. and microeconomic theories of the firm and the marketplace. instability. and problem solving capacities of students enrolled in the class. and elasticity.finance. and sociology. including political science. educational politics and policy-making literature to problems associated with positions they either currently occupy or aspire to hold. as well as within different organizational settings. cost. Effective leaders should be able to analyze. experiences. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 17 . Over the course of the semester. students will study how larger public policies (areas often considered “outside education”) –including housing policies. economic. immigrant status. productivity. social class and gender shape students’ experiences and outcomes within schools. the centerpiece of the course will examine ethics against a backdrop of two themes: equity and choice. EDA 388M Social and Cultural Contexts of Education Through this course. subsidy. and individual (stakeholder) forces that influence educational policy and decision making at all levels. districts. EDA 388P Educational Politics and Policy This course provides an introduction to the field of educational politics with special emphasis on theoretical and conceptual analyses of the political behavior of education's stakeholders and the policy performance of educational systems. and colleges and universities operate. By combining theoretical and research contributions with resources. A second purpose of the course is to demonstrate how individual values not only drive ethical behavior but also ethical decisions. uniqueness and value conflicts inherent in problem solving situations. synthesize and apply research and theory derived from the political and social sciences. educational institutions and the lives and opportunities of students and families. public policy. EDA 388V Ethics and Values The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to examine ethical and value issues which confront educational leaders and how leaders might supply responses if not solutions to those issues. Educational leaders (in this context higher education leaders) need to develop conceptual knowledge and skills in analyzing and exploring. price. including theories of revenue.

valid theory.REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES EDA 391R Organization & Administration of Higher Education Dr. Pat Somers* The purpose of this course is to help students understand organizations and to take effective action in them. This course will also focus on the application of student development theories to issues facing student affairs/services professionals. Richard Reddick This course is a study of the student population in contemporary colleges and universities. Past topics are listed below. Edwin Sharpe. Gregory Vincent (for doctoral students) The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the subject areas of law most relevant to higher education and to introduce students to methods of legal analysis and decision-making so that they can anticipate and recognize legal problems as higher education administrators. EDA 391T Higher Education Law Dr. This course seeks to reinforce intuition and expand your theory and skills. OPTIONAL SPECIALIZATION COURSES (ELECTIVES) Each semester. These courses are not available every semester. EDA 391F Issues of Higher Education Seminar (SQE) Dr. so please check with the official Course Schedule for offerings. with emphasis on student development theory and the impact of campus environments on student development. Attempts to improve organizations without adequate understanding can make things worse instead of better. EDA 391S History of Higher Education Dr. with emphasis on student development theory and the impact of campus environments on student development. This course will also focus on the application of student development theories to issues facing student affairs/services professionals. Sound intuition. management skills and reflective practice are all helpful and needed. the Higher Education Administration department offers elective courses. Dr. Cassandre Alvarado. Dr. Pat Somers (for masters students) Dr. Pat Somers THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . EDA 391C Comparative Higher Education Dr. Pat Somers This course is a study of the student population in contemporary colleges and universities.

Students in the course will examine ways that culture impacts individual and university life. artifacts. Juan Gonzalez This course will examine administrative organization. 379M) Equity & Access in Higher Education Dr. equity. values. Victor Saenz. EDA 383 Intergroup Dialogue Dr. and diversity (among others). EDA 383 Race in Higher Education Dr. EDA 391K Legislative Issues in Higher Education Dr. and practices within colleges and universities. Students will research roles of the administrator and principles of effective administrative practice. Student will execute investigative projects and reports of research. social justice and intercultural education in higher education. the course covers topics ranging from understanding the state-level policymaking process to financing higher education to exploring specific policy issues related to college access. Doug Garrard. appearance.This course focuses on an examination and comparison of the higher education systems and institutions of selected countries. Soncia Reagins-Lilly This graduate level seminar will begin by exploring the history of culture and how it is constructed through ritual. functions. Soncia Reagins-Lilly This course will include group and individual studies of research literature about issues related to diversity. The focus will be on highly selective public and private institutions. Dr. Dr. governance. finance. Victor Saenz This course focuses on legislative and policy issues in Texas higher education. Student will execute investigative projects and reports of research. EDA 383 Examining Campus Cultures Dr. educational and public policy issues that promote or hinder access to higher education. etc. language. Offered concurrently with the 82nd Texas Legislative Session. EDA 391K Student Affairs Assessment in Higher Education Dr. Greg Vincent This course will examine the legal. EDA 391K (WGS 393. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 19 . Soncia Reagins-Lilly This course will include group and individual studies of research literature about race issues in higher education.

This course will also provide participants with experiences in participant observation. median. writing field notes. and aspects of strong qualitative research. Students will gain a solid introductory knowledge base in quantitative research. written assignments.. racial/ethnic identity.EDA f395 (WGS 393) Gender & Adult Development Dr. ANOVA. tools and methods covered include. Students will investigate and present the ideas of significant thinkers from Socrates to Foucault. 2) To understand paradigms and how different paradigms suit different research purposes. Victor Saenz This course is designed to provide an introduction to the workings of research and quantitative methods necessary to support research.e. guest speakers. Norvell Northcutt (Senior Lecturer. and moral development as well as general development of women and men. and other data types to explore sexual identity. RESEARCH & INQUIRY COURSES EDA 381P Quantitative Research Design Dr. mode). Through course readings. and interpretation. confidence intervals. Concepts. Dr. and gain experience presenting research proposals. participants will build on prior knowledge of qualitative research methods and examine the role of theory in research. We use film. Pat Somers. measures of central tendency (i. transcription. The course will also focus on paradigms and on their implications for research design. Pat Somers This course uses developmental theory to explore adult development theory. gender identity. and they will have enough background to learn more if they so choose. and hypothesis testing. purposes. EDA 387Q Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry Dr. Instructional objectives for this course include: 1) To develop the background necessary to understand modern research paradigms. mean. and group discussion. they will be competent in conducting and understanding simple forms of such research. interviewing. Richard Reddick This course is designed to assist the novice and intermediate researcher in understanding the history. but are not limited to: understanding varied types of data and research. validity and ethical considerations. and coding. regression. fieldwork. narratives. CCLP) The course is a survey of selected ideas from antiquity to the postmodern area that have significantly contributed to our current conception of research paradigms. correlation. EDA 381Q Qualitative Research Design Dr. t-tests. COGNATE COURSES (OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION) THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .

D. & Reg. The Ph.utexas. requires 9 hours of cognate courses. Your advisor must approve all cognate themes and courses. Cognate courses are out-of-department courses that allow students to broaden their areas of expertise.D. Up to six hours of out-of-department courses may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.Cognate courses are graduate level courses offered outside the College of Education. rather this list has been compiled from surveys of former students. Planning LBJ DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 21 . The Ed. students may also develop a theme and list of courses on their own.edu/ogs/docport/). requires 15 hours of cognate courses and 9 of these hours must be concentrated in the same cognate theme (designated by the student and approved by the advisor). Some students fulfill their cognate requirements by enrolling in one of the many graduate portfolio programs offered at UT (Information about portfolio programs is available at http://www. Students may define the cognate theme to match their areas of academic and research interest. To Law & Society Planning Law Americans with Disabilities Act American Studies Social Work Social Work Law Law Social Work Sociology LBJ Education Education Education Education Education Education Education Education Education Law Law WGS Sociology Com. COGNATE THEME EXAMPLES & COURSES Sample Themes American Studies Conflict Resolution Portfolio Diversity Educational Psychology Law Courses School/Department Hip Hop Generation American Studies World Impact of US Mass Culture Foundations of Social Justice Grief Counseling Mediation Mediation Clinic Social Work in the School Setting Sociology of Education Managing Diversity Counseling Theory and Practice Seminar in Guidance Multicultural Counseling Career Development Counseling Theory Educational Assessment of Minority Students Minority Student Leadership Issues Current Topics in Motivation Psychology of Self in Relationship to Others Higher Education and the Law Administrative Law Gender Law Intro. Alternatively. Students are not limited to the courses below.

D. and Media Radio Television & Film Race and Ethnicity in American Society Anthropology Race.D. Class. Ethnicity and Place Urban Studies Race and Ethnicity in American Society Anthropology Gays/Lesbians in American Society Social Work Dynamics of Organizations and Communities Social Work Social Workers in the Legal System Social Work Practicum with Mexican/American families Social Work Counseling African Am. Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity Sociology Race. Class. subject to the advisor's approval. student with extensive practical experience in higher education may substitute the research apprenticeship for the internship. A Ph. & Society Sociology Some of these classes are cross-listed and students may take them for a higher education elective or an “out of department or other elective. OTHER COURSEWORK Both programs require coursework (1-6 hours) that is not based on a traditional classroom setting. (From web.) Sociology Gender. Health. req. of Poverty.D. The Ph. student with minimum practical experience may also be encouraged to consider an internship as an elective specialization credit course in addition to fulfilling the research apprenticeship requirement for a Ph.” Students CANNOT change the registration status after the 12th class day and may only change it after registering if there are spots available in the alternate designation. Indiv/Coup/Fam Social Work Foundations of Social Justice Social Work Statistical Methods I Stats & Sci Comp (SSC) Statistical Methods II SSC Applied Regression SSC Hierarchical Linear Models SSC Structural Equation Models Sociology Race and the Body Sociology Soc.) THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . requires an internship or field experience course. degree requires a research apprenticeship while the Ed. Additionally.D. An Ed.Public Affairs/Public Policy Race and Ethnicity Social Work Applied Statistical Modeling Sociology Women and Gender Studies – Educational Administration Advanced Seminar in Ethical Leadership LBJ American Race Policy LBJ Managing Diversity LBJ Principles of Effective Leadership LBJ Volunteer Management LBJ Leading Change LBJ American Race Policy LBJ Comp. opportunities for independent study courses are available for students in either program.D. Race & Schls (stats exp. and Media Communication Communication and Ethnography Communication Critical Analysis of Race Representation Radio Television & Film Race.

) may choose (after discussion with their advisor) to complete an internship or field experience (EDA 397P) instead of a research apprenticeship. The student will submit the completed form to the graduate coordinator for enrollment in the course. so the timeline should be designed to allow the supervisor sufficient time to grade the project. This option provides a more practical experience for future practitioners that helps to ground theoretical studies in real administrative experience. See Appendix D for a more detailed description.D. The student and professor (not necessarily the student’s advisor) work out the details of the apprenticeship jointly. INTERNSHIP/FIELD EXPERIENCE Those working towards the Doctorate of Education (Ed. These two types of courses are available to help students develop a proposal and retain a faculty mentor to supervise the work. All students must complete and have approved by their faculty supervisor an "Internship Contract" before proceeding (See Appendix C). DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 23 . INDEPENDENT RESEARCH STUDY Students may be interested in pursuing a topic in more depth. The faculty member and student will jointly determine project assignments and timeline. In essence. researching a subject of interest or creating and implementing a professional development workshop. The nature of the internship/field experience is up to the discretion of the student and advisor as they work out the details and make arrangements with the eventual supervisor of the experience. degree are required to complete a research apprenticeship (EDA 396).RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP All students pursuing the Ph. The independent study grades are due at the end of the semester.D. With advisor approval of the proposal. the student will complete the Consent of Instructor for Course Registration Form (see Appendix C) with signature from the faculty advisor. the research apprenticeship is an opportunity for a student to carry out original research under the guidance of an experienced scholar.

Offered every other summer. it is not a guarantee of course offerings. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . Always check the Registrar for official course offerings each semester as change happens and courses cannot be guaranteed. Org Design Eco & Finance Social/Cultural Politics & Policy Ethics & Values Org & Admin Required History of HEd Specialization Higher Ed Law SQE Research & Qualitative Inquiry Quantitative Intro to Systems Comp HEd Optional St Affairs Assess Specialization Equity & Access (Electives) Leg Issues Campus Cultures Race in HEd Intergroup Dialogue Gender & Adult Dev Core 1 2 Fall       Spring      Sum I Sum II            1    2 Only offered during legislative session.WHEN COURSES ARE OFFERED This table represents when courses are usually offered.

1 specialization Fall • 9 hours: cognate. it is meant as one possibility. opt. cognate Spring • 9 hours: 2 core. often take courses in a much different order due to their full-time work schedules. see page 25 for more information. based on when courses are usually offered. see page 27 for more information. specialization. SQE (Specialized Qualifying Exam) is a course and a paper. core. 1 specialization (Higher Ed Law Rec'd) Spring • 9 hours: specialization. First Year 2 Third Year Fall • 9 hours: 2 core. specialization. methods • Take Comps after 30 hours1 Spring • 9 hours: SQE2. the DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 25 . & cognate Summer • 3-6 hours: Methods.Full-time coursework flow chart Below is an example flow chart of a full-time doctoral student. cognate. Transfer Coursework Up to six hours of graduate work may be transferred from another institution and counted toward the doctoral degree if approved by the student's advisor. take courses dependent on their personal and professional needs. Part-time coursework flow chart Part-time students. not as a proscriptive guide. Part-time students should with their advisor to create a workable course schedule each semester and stay on track for graduation in a timely fashion. 3-6 credits such as Dissertation Seminar Spring • 3-6 credits: dissertation or treastise • Defend Dissertation Comps are your comprehensive exams. Please note this is a possible flow of coursework. for example. or specialization 1 Second Year* Summer • 3-6 hours: specialization or cognate • Research Apprenticeship Fourth Year & Beyond Fall • 3-6 credits: dissertation or treastise Summer • Defend Proposal & Advance to Candidacy. Part-time students. methods Fall • 9 hours: specialization. the course schedule can and does change. In addition. due to their obligations as full-time employees.

pdf. the courses and instructors must be approved in advance by the Graduate School and by the program in which the student would otherwise take the work on campus.edu/ogs/pdn/pdf/extension-credit. The form. See Appendix C for a copy of this form. Please note that this coursework cannot have been used toward another degree.graduate advisor and Graduate School. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . The extension credit must be in graduate-level courses.utexas. Plan to work carefully with your faculty advisor as well as the Study Abroad Office to allow ample time to find appropriate courses.utexas. students interested in studying abroad in the fall semester of their second year must have completed all of the fall core courses in the previous year. Students are not allowed to study abroad in the semester in which they plan to graduate as per University policy. with the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee and the Graduate School Dean. Both of these options are feasible with advance planning. Enrollment in University Extension courses does not count toward the full-time enrollment status required for academic employment. Graduate Student Request for University Extension Credit http://www. However. For more information please refer to the transferring coursework page. Extension Courses Up to six semester hours of work done in extension classes through the university's Division of Continuing Education may be listed on the Program of Work.html. as the core courses are offered only in one semester (only in Fall or only in Spring). Students need to plan their schedule carefully. is available for the purpose of obtaining the approvals of the graduate program and the graduate dean. Study Abroad Students may want to study abroad for a semester completing course work and/or internship credit. and the student must be admitted to the Graduate School before taking the extension courses. secure funding and complete paperwork.edu/ogs/student_services/academic_policies/extension. Grades earned in extension courses under these circumstances are included in the calculation of the grade point average. Further information about Graduate School policies is available at http://www.

Student will have 30 days to turn in his/her solution paper.Comprehensive and Qualifying Exams WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION PURPOSE: Assessment of students’ comprehensive ability to apply theories and concepts from the core areas to address educational problems in an integrated fashion. If you have questions regarding these guidelines. Student will submit 3 copies of the paper to the Graduate Coordinator. 2. REQUIREMENTS: Students must  Successfully complete all five core courses  Complete 30 hours of the course work. PROCESS: 1. Students who have met the above requirements may request a Problem Statement from the Graduate Coordinator. The student’s name or EID number should not be anywhere on the paper. Comp Exams picked up after November 1st will be distributed to readers when the spring semester resumes. 3. Timeline: Students may pick up Comp Exam questions August 1st through November 1st and January 2nd through May 1st. Note: Each program area will generate Problem Statements to create a Bank of Problems. please contact Hortensia Palomares. The three copies of the paper should be stapled separately. The Graduate Coordinator will file a copy and distribute the other two copies to two faculty readers. using the “Request to complete Comprehensive Examination” Form. Comp Exams picked up after May 1st will be distributed to readers when the fall semester resumes. font no smaller than 10 and margins no smaller than 1 inch. including core courses and six hours of research including Introduction to Systems of Inquiry. The paper should be no longer than 30 pages of double spaced text. Particular attention should be given to the student’s ability to identify the DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 27 . 4. SCORING SYSTEM: Readers should focus on the student’s ability to apply the relevant core concepts.

 Two “Pass” scores are required to successfully complete the exam.” the student would repeat the process. a third reader will be asked to read and grade the response. analyze.  When reader’s scores are split. c) Ability to present a creative solution to a specific problem or issue. The process will be as follows:  Two readers grade student’s responses. ethical. and social ramifications of the problem. Use of Critical Thinking Skills: Student must demonstrate evidence of a) Ability to evaluate. e) Use of recent and relevant literature. d) Ability to address possible and future consequences. c) Comprehensive ability to address all components of a problem. financial resources e) Anticipated outcomes and evaluation considerations f) References Content: Student must demonstrate evidence of a) Understanding of the scope and magnitude of the problem. the following: a) Background information (presentation of problem in the organizational context) b) Identification of critical ramifications and how these affect the organization’s function c) Proposal to solve the problem addressing all relevant ramifications and using conceptual understandings gained across the core areas. but not be limited to. b) Identification of the organizational. d) Use of appropriate conceptual/theoretical frameworks. political. SPECIALIZATION QUALIFYING EXAM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . ethical. economic. b) Ability to recognize and address the needs of all involved. political. personnel involved. and social implications that apply to leadership practice. Scoring Criteria: Organization: Proposed solution could include. b) Good syntax and grammar. e) Minimal use of jargon and clichés. Quality of Presentation and Writing: Student must demonstrate evidence of a) Clear presentation and defense of arguments related to the problem. c) Precision and clarity of answer. economic.  When two scores are “No Pass. d) Timelines. and to propose creative solutions using knowledge gained from the core courses and related readings. d) Logic and organization of answer.organizational. and synthesize specific situations.

The specialization paper is an integrated and critical literature review for the student’s dissertation that must stand on its own.. the faculty will review the progress of individual students who fail to complete the work for EDA 391F to determine students who will be dismissed from the program. Because the SQE is based on cumulative knowledge. the “Incomplete” grade will become a permanent “F. Students may only take EDA 391F once. with an introduction.” Further. Journal of College Student Development. Students show mastery and synthesis of higher education research literature to pass the exam. the paper will have a distinct structure. the SQE demonstrates mastery of writing and APA style in preparation for the dissertation. It will also DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 29 . Four copies of the exam must be submitted. if the student cannot take the course. The specialization exam should be a paper that is of a quality that could be submitted to a competitive higher education journal (acceptance rate of 33% or less. such as the Journal of Higher Education. body and summary/conclusion. A specialization paper must be submitted six weeks before the departmental deadline for the submission of advancement papers for that semester. or style. Research in Higher Education or Review of Higher Education).(Amended January 2010) The Specialization Qualifying Exam (SQE) is an academic milestone for doctoral students. a “no-consultation period” begins where the work on the SQE is solely that of the student. and the student’s name cannot be listed. However. the student will be waived from EDA 391F but must still write the paper and take the oral examination as a directed study. reading and scoring the exam may. i. writing. If they do not complete the course within the time period specified by the university. To help prepare students for the SQE. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. That is. on occasion. require longer than six weeks. they must take EDA 391F. When the professor signs off on the SQE paper. In addition. the capstone course that also includes an oral examination on a higher education topic. nor can the student refer to herself or himself by name in the paper.e. the authorship of the paper must be completely anonymous. a passing grade on the course does not ensure approval of the SQE. a request for a waiver must be submitted in writing to the director of the higher education doctoral program. In extenuating circumstances. To consult during this period is a violation of UT’s academic integrity code. it is taken at the end of the coursework. who may not consult with anyone on the content. Further.

Quality of writing: (25%) a) good syntax and grammar. and e) presentation of a conceptual framework. c) when appropriate. Two faculty members will grade each paper. d) minimal use of clichés and jargon. If two of the three determine that the paper is a “fail. including the reference list. it will be randomly distributed to faculty members for grading.” the paper will THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . Quality of thought: (25%) a) clear presentation of a good argument. font size.  Low pass – student minimally meets expectations for doctoral student work and may be required to re-write portions of the exam and take additional preparation in writing. style mistakes will result in a deduction on the student’s score on the SQE.  Pass – student meets expectations for doctoral student work. b) evidence of analytical skills. including margins. b) use of an appropriate research literature. When the specialization paper is submitted. and skillful use of relevant literature. and well and clearly organized.” the paper will be given to a third faculty grader. Further.  Fail – student does not meet the expectations for doctoral work and must re-write the entire exam. If one faculty member indicates that the paper is a “fail. d) evidence of thoughtfulness and insight. b) precision and clarity. The current edition of the APA style manual must be used in all relevant aspects of the paper. The following elements of the paper are graded: Content: (50%) a) appropriate coverage.include a proposed conceptual framework based on the literature review. A student who fails may only repeat the SQE once. The paper should be 25-30 pages in length. flows well. The paper should be double-spaced. c) good logic. c) thorough. and. considers more than one perspective. d) salience to the field of the focus of the paper. appropriate. Papers not written in APA style will be returned to the student for correction. references and citation formats. a second failure results in a dismissal from the Higher Education doctoral program. student may be required to receive additional preparation in writing. and e) use of APA style (mistakes may result in a deduction of up to 15%) The following grading scale is used for the SQE:  High pass – student exceeds expectations for doctoral student work (this score may be noted on the student’s vita).

etc. After completion of the departmental application and approval by the Graduate Office.be considered to have failed. Comments on why the paper was assigned a failing grade will be provided to the student. Once the on-line portion is submitted. certifying the TA service for two semesters. APPLY FOR ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY The first part of the application procedure is completing the departmental candidacy paper application. This consists of listing all graded courses. the Graduate Advisor. and obtaining signatures of all faculty who will serve on the dissertation committee. selecting the dissertation committee. (This is often referred to as the "first three chapters").  A score of Pass or High Pass on the Departmental Comprehensive Examination.” the paper will be considered to have failed. if both of the original two graders determine the paper to be a “fail. Advancement to Candidacy Advancement to Candidacy for the Doctorate in Educational Administration requires approval by the Educational Administration Graduate Studies Committee and the Graduate School that the following requirements have been satisfied:  Completion of an approved course of study (the "program of work"). Research Design. Application Kits can be obtained from the Graduate Coordinator in SZB 374. The doctoral abstract can be broad and is changeable as the student progresses in the program.  A score of Pass or High Pass on Specialization Qualifying Examination.  Approval by the Dissertation Committee of a dissertation proposal containing a Statement of the Problem. and the Graduate Dean. then the online UT doctoral candidacy application is undertaken. Literature Review.  Nomination of a Dissertation Committee (a description of the structure of dissertation committees is available from the Graduate Coordinator) . it must be approved through UT Direct by the student's supervising professor.  If the student fails the specialization exam.  If the student’s specialization paper fails a second time. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 31 . then he or she must consult the program head and academic advisor who will map out a course of remediation and re-writing. Alternately. he or she will be dismissed from the Higher Education doctoral program. The name and rank of each person serving on the doctoral committee and an abstract of the doctoral research are submitted.

and Contacts.html   Complete the online application to advance to doctoral candidacy at http://www. COMPLETE DISSERTATION/TREATISE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES        Only AFTER you receive IRB Approval. Two dissertation/treatise courses are required to be taken in consecutive semesters. Read the information entitled “About IRB” (including information on Researchers. IRB Access.html Take the UT Copyright Tutorial at: http://www. 699L or 999L.utexas. An advising bar on your registration record will be in place until you meet the IRB Approval Pre-requirement.html and print out the certification. the Graduate Advisor or Graduate Coordinator when the GSC meets in order to meet the deadline). 699K or 999K and the writing course numbers are 399L. please contact the Graduate Office. Work with your chair to determine your progress. IRB Policies & Procedures at UT. 699W or 999W).edu/ogs/pdn/candidacy. Write the final dissertation/treatise draft. What is Human Subjects Research? and Dates & Deadlines). 699R or 999R). you may register for your first dissertation course (either 399R. Submit the above EDA packet to the Graduate Coordinator at least two weeks before the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) meeting (you will need to ask your dissertation chair. The first one is the dissertation research course (399R.utexas. Training.edu/research/rsc/index.utexas.utexas. IRB members. Special Topics. Forms and Templates. (From website. FAQs. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . which proves that you have completed the tutorial. You will include a copy of this certification when you submit your dissertation/treatise.html More information about the Human Subjects IRB Approval is available at: http://www.)    Complete Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy Application using the EDA Department packet (available from the Graduate Coordinator).edu/research/rsc/index. Read all the information listed under “Human Subjects” (User Guide. Submit your draft to your chair for approval. Fill out the appropriate paperwork on Human Subjects Review and complete the IRB Approval process at http://www.PLEASE NOTE: The Graduate Advisor will not approve the on-line portion of the application unless the student completes all the paper forms in the application packet required by the Department. 699R or 999R) followed by the dissertation-writing course (399W. Complete data collection and analysis (be sure to back up your work). If you have questions about this process. The treatise research course numbers are 399K.edu/ogs/student_services/academic_policies/int_pro p_tutorial.

Form may be found at: http://www. Submit IRB Protocol Closure Report (Electronic Closure) to Office of Research of Support and Compliance.utexas. Submit all paperwork to the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate School. Fill out the remaining forms to be submitted to the Graduate School (the Checklist for final Submission of Dissertation/Treatise is available at: http://www.edu/ogs/pdn/. The form is available at: http://www.php ATTEND GRADUATION AND CELEBRATE!! Graduation Information is available at: http://www.COMPLETE FINAL ORAL EXAM       Submit the Degree Candidate Form (application to graduate) the first week of the semester in which you plan to graduate).  Make the appropriate corrections to your dissertation/treatise as suggested by your committee. Present your research results to your dissertation committee.edu/ogs/pdn/.utexas. Main Building 101 in the Tower).edu/ogs/pdn/ (read the instructions for submitting this form at http://www.edu/ogs/pdn/inst_final_oral.  Submit all materials to the Office of Graduate Studies following the deadlines of the semester in which you wish to graduate.utexas. once the chair and committee members agree to meet. Deadlines may be found at: http://www. Check the Graduation Deadlines for Doctoral Candidates for graduation information at http://www.edu/research/rsc/humanresearch/forms/index.html DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 33 .utexas.edu/ogs/pdn/ Get your committee chair’s approval of your final draft.utexas.html).edu/ogs/pdn/ Work with your chair to determine the elements and presentation method needed for your final oral exam. Their signature signifies that they approve of your request for the final oral exam and serves as a receipt that they received your dissertation/treatise draft. This form is available at http://www.utexas.utexas.utexas.edu/ogs/awards/index. Be sure to have the necessary forms for them to sign at your final oral exam. signed by each committee member and the graduate advisor (attach all the required documents). Schedule your Final Oral Examination two weeks before the desired date using the “Request for Final Oral” (pink form).

although often the advisor will also serve as chair. You can find a list of faculty with GSC status here: http://registrar.D. Greg Vincent . and s/he must be approved by GSC * You may have co-chairs.D.edu/catalogs/grad09-11/ch05/grad09.D.utexas. this is not an expectation. Richard Reddick THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Dr. Ed Sharpe (can co-chair only) Dr.):  Three from EDA (anywhere in the EDA family) with GSC status o Your chair* must be EDA with GSC status.ch05a-f.):    Two from the EDA department with GSC status o Your chair* must be EDA with GSC status. but does not have to be a higher education administration faculty member  One from outside the EDA department (in or outside the College of Education)  One person with a Ph.D.D. Students are free to select another faculty member to serve as chair for their dissertation or treatise committee. Doctorate of Education (Ed. but does not have to be a higher education administration faculty member One outside the EDA department with GSC status Two with Ph. this person can be from UT or not. Only faculty members who have GSC (Graduate Studies Committee) status with the Graduate School may serve as committee chairs or co-chairs.HELPFUL RESOURCES Helpful resources for completing the dissertation/treatise can be found on our Writing a Dissertation page.’s or Ed. Juan Gonzalez (can co-chair only) Dr. one of the co-chairs must have GSC status. Marilyn Kameen Dr.’s from outside UT-Austin GSC FACULTY Dr. See Appendix B for a Progress Checklist. COMMITTEE COMPOSITION Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.. Soncia Reagins-Lilly (can co-chair only) Dr.html. Dissertation/Treatise Committee FINDING A CHAIR OR CO-CHAIR While the faculty advisor will often serve as the students’ dissertation or treatise committee chair. Pat Somers Dr. Victor Saenz Dr.

GRA positions usually but not always include health benefits. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS (GA) An important source of financial support for many students in the program is employment as a graduate assistant in various student services offices on campus. Depending upon the actual appointment. Recreational Sports. Some GRA positions include undergraduate TAing as part of the GRAship. as all campus positions. students. are limited in number. including summer. Examples of current and past assistantships include Greek Life and Intercultural Education. They usually provide compensation for time and sometimes include benefits and/or tuition remission. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP (GRA) GRA positions offer two important pieces to your experience as a doctoral student: experience and income. you can also receive valuable experience working with university administrators. TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP (TA) Teaching assistantships. Students with graduate work assignments at UTAustin are required to be registered full-time (at least 9 hours in the long semesters or 3 hours in the summer). academic as well as non-academic positions.Section 3. and tuition remission of some kind. contact professors directly concerning these opportunities. In addition to providing income. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE On-Campus Employment Options QUANTITY OF WORK – FULL TIME STUDENTS Full-time graduate students with assignments in any title at UT Austin. Students who are already employed elsewhere are also welcome to TA for free for graduate courses. may not exceed twenty hours per week during the first two long sessions of graduate study at the university. a monthly stipend. International students have additional requirements. an important asset when applying for employment after you receive your degree. you cannot take on a second appointment. New Student Services. and thirty hours per week during the subsequent semesters. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 35 . these jobs have the dividend of providing experience in student personnel administration. Student Activities and Leadership Development and the McCombs School of Business Office of Student Life. Past and current examples include positions with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and The Graduate School. and/or the community. International Student Office. It is important to note that if you are appointed for 20 or more hours.

also often provide graduate scholarships. See Appendix C for the Travel Funds Request Form. Office of Student Financial Services Most students working toward the doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration need some degree of financial support. Tuition Flat rate tuition for each college covers the graduate student’s academic program costs. even if you don’t plan to take out loans. the international student orientation fee.edu/student/finaid).edu/student/vpsa/ga/index. the independent study and research fee or fees for extended trips that require students to live off campus.edu/tuition/attach/2010_Fall_Grad_Tuition.utexas. meaning that students asking for money for a second conference will get occasionally passed by in favor students asking for funding for their first conference of the year. loans and a very limited number of grants are available through the Office of Student Financial Services. The graduate flat rate tuition does not include the general property deposit. be on the lookout for those and apply as well.utexas. Specific conferences. processes for hiring and position availability are posted here: Division of Student Affairs: http://www. including tuition (indexed to the number of semester credit hours taken). and college and course incidental fees. Please visit their website for an overview of the financial aid process (www. they do have priorities and try to give money to as many students as possible. While the Department of Educational Administration has a limited number of competitive small scholarships available.pdf THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . mandatory fees and charges.utexas. Fall 2010 Graduate Tuition Rates can be found here: http://wwwtest. especially the larger national conferences.Job descriptions.html UT Employment Homepage: http://www.edu/employment/ College of Education Resources: http://www. the international student health insurance program fee.edu/education/departments/edadmin/programs/hed/resou rces/employment/ Travel Support for Conferences Travel support is available on a limited basis for conferences. For departmental funds.edb. The Department of Educational Administration provides up to $400 per conference for those presenting at the conference with demonstrated need. but you will not be able to find out or receive these grants unless you fill out the FAFSA form and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Services by the deadline. Be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).utexas. You may be eligible for grants.utexas.

freedom. A student shall be excused from attending classes or other required activities. and respect toward peers and community. exams. leadership. contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 232-2937(video phone).925 of the Texas Education Code address absences by students and instructors for observance of religious holy days. which requires you to:  acknowledge the contributions of other sources to your scholastic efforts.php ACADEMIC HONOR CODE The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning. and responsibility.utexas. fairness. and  avoid engaging in any form of academic dishonesty on behalf of yourself or another student. visit the Student Judicial Services website: http://deanofstudents. you should complete any assignments.edu/sjs/acint_student. For more information. Sections 51. http://www. A student DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 37 . and other scholastic endeavors with the utmost honesty. To learn more.911 and 51. ADA COMPLIANCE The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. observe the standards of your academic discipline. individual opportunity.  complete your assignments independently unless expressly authorized to seek or obtain assistance in preparing them. Students are expected to check their e-mail on a frequent and regular basis in order to stay current with university news. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY At a minimum.Section 4. honesty. INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES No information stated here supersedes policies published on the UT website. OBSERVANCE OF RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS Religious holy days sometimes conflict with class and examination schedules. trust. discovery. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/ OFFICIAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION Official communication with students at The University of Texas at Austin will be conducted through e-mail. including travel for that purpose.utexas. including examinations for the observance of a religious holy day.  follow instructions for assignments and exams.

Letter Grades for an explanation of the calculation of graduate student grade point averages).B.  meet any requirements made in writing by the Graduate Studies Committee. If the Graduate Studies Committee finds that a student is not making satisfactory progress.edu/policies/hoppm/04.utexas.utexas. and  have approval of the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Educational Administration The Graduate Studies Committee is responsible for evaluating the students in their programs to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree.02html Interested students are also encouraged to call the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-5017 and ask to speak to the Associate Dean of Students. visit the Appendix section of the General Information Catalog: http://registrar. During this period the student may not drop any course or withdraw from the university without the approval of the graduate adviser and the graduate dean.0 at the end of any semester or summer session will be warned by the Graduate School that his or her continuance in the Graduate School is in jeopardy. A student whose graduate grade point average falls below 3. During the next semester or summer session in which the student is registered. For a listing of other University policies regarding discrimination. it may recommend to the graduate dean that the student's program be terminated. The graduate dean must approve the petition. SCHOLASTIC PROBATION AND DISMISSAL To continue in the Graduate School beyond the first semester or summer session.0 or be subject to dismissal.whose absence is excused under this subsection may not be penalized for that absence and shall be allowed to take an examination or complete an assignment from which the student is excused within a reasonable amount of time. SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT Students who believe they experienced sexual harassment in the academic environment should consult the following website: http://www.edu/catalogs/gi09-10/ THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .  maintain a grade point average of at least 3. the student must:  make satisfactory progress in fulfilling any admission conditions that were imposed. Warning status and academic dismissal are reflected on the student's record. he or she must attain a grade point average of at least 3.00 (see Grades. Students who have been dismissed from the Graduate School may be readmitted for further graduate study only by petition of the Department of Educational Administration Graduate Studies Committee or by the Graduate Studies Committee of another program that will accept the student.

its time. Once the faculty advisor approves the student’s schedule. New incoming students register for classes in the few days before classes start. students are able to select optional items for purchase such as parking permits. Speaker Series Pass. Outside software is not allowed at The University to add classes.edu) coordinates the course registration process for all students at The University.utexas. To add a class. https://utdirect. During registration.edu/schedules/ Get advised. current students register for classes for the next semester.WBX Optional Fees. Registration is only available online through the Registrar’s website during the student’s individual access period. instructor (if available). Further Questions.utexas. Analecta (literary/arts journal).edu/students/registration/during/faq/ DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 39 .edu The Office of the Registrar (registrar. enter the unique number next to “Add”.utexas. Performing Arts Center tickets. location.Section 5. The unique number is the five-digit code that students will enter in the registration system to be added to one particular course. Check the Registration Information Sheet – this website displays registration access times for the student. Each semester. The course schedule is published online before advising and registration begin for each semester. restrictions. The course schedule lists each class. BEFORE REGISTERING Review the Course Schedule.utexas. Longhorn All-Sports Pass. the faculty advisor will submit notice to the graduate coordinator for removal of the advising bar. Students may visit the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Registrar’s website for more answers: http://registrar.utexas. and click the update button. Department of Theatre and Dance tickets. https://utdirect.utexas. students register for classes for the next semester. Each semester.edu/registration/chooseSemester.edu/registrar/ris. and additional descriptions: http://registrar. Students will also see the headnote information about the class including prerequisites. Cactus yearbook. and its unique number. This will add the course to the student’s schedule at the bottom of the page.WBX REGISTRATION Online Registration. Registration is complete when the student pays the tuition bill. Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss planned courses. ACADEMIC RESOURCES REGISTRATION http://registrar.

com  www. To view the add/drop period.com  www.utexas.ABEbooks.half. Students complete registration once they have paid their tuition and fee bill. If a student chooses to take a restricted out-of-department class.universitycoop.Cognate (Out-of-Department) Courses.com  www.utexas. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . and only pay in full in summer. and are not required to purchase from one particular supplier.com  www. visit the Student Accounts Receivable website: http://www.com  www. To pay the tuition bill and view tuition deadlines. Students have many options for textbooks. Here are a few of the common retailers:  University Co-op . Students have the option to pay in full or in installments during the fall or spring semester. Add/Drop period lasts during the days before classes begin as well as the first few days of the semester.edu Blackboard is the common website for instructors to communicate with their students.barnesandnoble.com (book rentals) BLACKBOARD http://courses.utexas. Mobile services will be available for Blackboard in the near future.fetchbookinfo. they will need to seek approval from the faculty member teaching the course as well as the graduate coordinator of that department for permission to register. Courses for the semester are automatically added to the student’s Blackboard page. Students who do not pay tuition on time will be dropped from their classes and will need to register late for classes.chegg. FINISHING REGISTRATION Paying your Tuition Bill.amazon.edu/business/accounting/sar/ Changing your Schedule.College bookstore on Guadalupe www. visit your Registration Information Sheet online (RIS): http://registrar. Students must check the department headnote in the course schedule to determine if the class is limited to students only within the program.edu/students/registration/before/ris/ TEXTBOOKS Assigned textbooks will be announced through the professor’s syllabus as well as on Blackboard.com  www. Students may add or drop classes if they have registered and paid for courses in a previous registration period. Most instructors upload the course syllabus and assignments to this website.

utexas. Graduate Student Writing Services are offered by appointment only.lib. ranging from a fellowship application or C.utexas. until 5 p.m. With various locations and services available to students. or even a dissertation.GRADUATE WRITING CENTER http://www.edu/l_graduateschool.utexas. Upon registration. to an article for publication.php Group Study Rooms: http://www.V.lib.lib.utexas.lib.html NoodleBib: http://www. LIBRARIES http://www. a master's thesis.m.edu/services/instruction/faculty/requesting.lib. Students may bring in any writing project.lib.lifelearning. as well as information about how to book appointments with a writing consultant online at your convenience. At that time.50 per session (payable through BevoBucks only).lib.utexas.utexas. students will receive more information about this service. to register. Interested students must visit the main office in JES A332A.edu/services/borrower/ Ask A Librarian: http://www. Services available through the UT Library include: Online Research Tools: http://www.lib.edu/resources/ Borrowing items: http://www.edu/pcl/roompolicy.equal to five sessions with a consultant (sessions are approximately 45-50 minutes).edu The University of Texas Library Department is one of the top-ten ranked systems in the nation.utexas.html EndNote FAQ: http://www.edu/services/reference/ Subject Librarians: http://www.. the UT Library will greatly assist in the educational journey.edu/services/instruction/resources/end_faq.edu/noodlebib/ DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 41 . Monday through Friday from 9 a.html Library Instruction: http://www. each student will be awarded 5 free credits .lib.utexas.edu/subject/index.utexas.html The Graduate Student Writing Service welcomes any UT Austin graduate student to take advantage of individualized writing consultations across all disciplines. The main library is the PerryCasteñeda Library (PCL) at the corner of Speedway and 21st Street next to the Sanchez Building. Subsequent appointments may be booked for the nominal fee of $13.utexas.

utexas.edu/emergency) Environmental Health & Safety Fire Prevention Services Parking and Transportation Services The University of Texas Police Department (512-471-4441) THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . faculty and staff an opportunity to discuss their concerns about another individual’s behavior.utexas. goods and services at any participating merchant on or off campus.utexas.edu/student/dos/bcal/ BEVO BUCKS http://www. and preventing fires as well as other accidents. Bevo Bucks is a prepaid account that students use to purchase food. cashless form of payment accessible through the student's ID Card. planning for emergency and disaster response. the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD). and provide appropriate guidance and resource referrals to address the particular situation. the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC).edu/safety/bcal/ BCAL is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of Students.edu/student/bevobucks/index. Departments within this office include:       Emergency Preparedness Emergency Information (512-232-9999 and www.utexas. responding to incidents. supervising traffic and parking.edu/safety/about/ The Office of Campus Safety serves the campus by maintaining public order.Section 6. eliminating environmental hazards. graduate or teaching assistants. CAMPUS RESOURCES BEHAVIOR CONCERNS ADVICE LINE (BCAL) http://www.utexas.php?site=5 Bevo Bucks is the easy-to-use. Concerns may be reported by telephoning the Behavior Concerns Advice Line at 512-232-5050 or by using the online form at: https://www. Many locations around campus accept Bevo Bucks as payment including:      Housing and Food Services locations on campus (some vending machines) University Duplicating Services UT Learning Center UT Health Services Off-Campus Restaurants (look for Bevo Bucks Logo) CAMPUS SAFETY http://www. Its purpose is to provide University of Texas at Austin students. Trained staff will explore available options and strategies. Students can add money to their Bevo Bucks account through UT Direct.

Departments include: Community Engagement. Texas Student Media. and Institutional Equity.COURSE INSTRUCTOR SURVEYS https://utdirect. In accomplishing these goals. students provide feedback to their instructions through the confidential Course Instructor Survey process. PreCollege Youth Development and Student Academic Success Initiatives. University Health Services. or the legal. DDCE strives to connect the university’s intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it.html The Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to become the premier organization of its kind. Departments include: Career Exploration Center. The results are posted on the CIS website for student review. Division of Housing & Food.edu/student/vpsa/index. judicial. DEAN OF STUDENTS http://deanofstudents. Division of Recreational Sports. Office of the Registrar. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 43 .php The DDCE is a successful model for integrating diversity into the core mission of a university and integrating community engagement into teaching. faculty. staff. DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS http://www. Office of the Dean of Students. we contribute to the success and development of our students as global citizens and strong leaders. and the UT Learning Center.edu/diversity/index.WBX At the end of each semester. Student Affairs also seeks to build and support an inclusive campus community that promotes diversity of people. Longhorn parents. As well. The University Unions.utexas. The DOS staff provides information and referrals to prospective and current students. Whether the student’s interest is in leadership development and registered student organizations. please contact the Dean of Students located in the Student Services Building (SSB). DIVISION OF DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT http://www. and emergency services they provide.utexas.utexas.edu/doscentral/ The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) offers access to the most comprehensive array of resources and expertise available at The University of Texas at Austin. The department is an expanded network of top programs and services to meet students’ out-of-classroom needs while complementing their academic goals. School Partnerships. and alumni. and opportunities. Counseling & Mental Health Center.utexas.edu/ctl/ecis/results/search. Student Financial Services. Student Information Systems. new and transfer undergraduate student orientation programs. ideas. research and service.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) works to eliminate physical.GRADUATE SCHOOL http://www. OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR http://registrar. Core functions of the office include: Catalogs. assistive technology information. Final Exams. HEALTH INSURANCE http://healthyhorns. Students must first register with THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . creative expression. For those who do not.utexas. teaching. Students seeking this type of housing must apply through the Housing website. See “Registration” in Section 5 – Academic Resources for specific details on the registration process.html An accident or illness requiring medical specialty or hospital care will likely be extremely expensive. and best practices to meet the great and small challenges of our time. and intellectual leadership. click Student Health Insurance or call the UHS Student Health Insurance representative at (512) 471-1040. Enrollment Certification. Apartments are on the UT shuttle route. GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING http://www.edu/insurance. the Student Health Insurance Plan is an optional plan approved by The University of Texas System. Course Registration. innovation. certifies and protects University records of courses.utexas.utexas. The Graduate School cultivates individuals who work together to bring knowledge. SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES http://www.edu/student/housing/index.utexas. Degree Audits. instructional and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the University community.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/ Based in the philosophy that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity. and are available at competitive pricing.php?site=0&scode=2&id=639 The Division of Housing and Food offers a limited number of graduate apartments in West Austin. Using extensive resources and talents. The University urges all students to have health insurance coverage. maintains.edu/ogs/current/ The Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin is an active community of diverse scholars in over 100 academic programs dedicated to excellence in original research. degrees and students. adaptive testing. Services offered include: alternative text. For more information.utexas.edu The Office of the Registrar creates. sign language interpreters and more. and Transcripts. Course Scheduling.

edu/parking/ PARKING Parking: http://www. with 14 routes and over 7.utexas. assigned one garage on campus UT Share Pass – reloadable garage debit pass Open-lot parking (A or C permits) are not guaranteed spots. faculty.5 million passengers annually. The shuttle system provides an easy and cost effective way for students. or U.php Student Judicial Services. promotes academic integrity and standards of conduct for the University community. passport. as they fill typically before 9:00AM.utexas. visit the ID Center in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) lobby. TRANSPORTATION http://www.utexas.utexas.edu/parking/maps/ Parking is limited at UT-Austin.S. SHUTTLES The UT Shuttle System is the largest university shuttle system in the country.edu/parking/parking/student/ To Purchase Parking Pass: https://utdirect. The ID Center is open Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM. open parking lots S Permit – available to commuting students. in the Office of the Dean of Students. and visitors to access the UT DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 45 .edu/its/idcenter/index.edu/webapps/ptnet/ Parking Map: http://www.utexas. You must show an official governmentissued photo ID such as a driver’s license. and there are various types of parking permits available: A Permit – available to graduate assistants and staff.edu/sjs/index. The UT student ID card costs $10. Students pay for the card at the cashier’s office in MAI 8 or online at the What I Owe page. and payment is due within one month of obtaining the card. as you will be fined if you do not display the appropriate permit for that area. citizen card.utexas. STUDENT ID CARD http://www.SSD by making an appointment with a Disability Services Coordinator (512-4716259). STUDENT JUDICIAL SERVICES http://deanofstudents. Keep aware of parking signs. All University students are required to have an official UT student identification card. This department works with issues regarding academic dishonesty and student discipline. Many students take the shuttle to and from campus.php To receive your official UT student identification card. open parking lots C Permit – available to students and staff. staff.

utexas. radiology.campus.edu/eid_self_help/ The UT EID is an electronic identifier – the student’s “user name” with The University of Texas. faculty. You will use your UT EID to register for classes.capmetro. Each year UT continues to work on improving bicycling on campus. Bicycling is a significant component of The University's plan to reduce local traffic congestion and air pollution.html UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES http://www. laboratory work. travel health. sports medicine.utexas. Shuttles around campus: Forty Acres. allergy. urgent care.asp UT Shuttle Maps: http://www. UT students.utexas.org/gismaps/utshuttles. The on-campus facility includes: general medicine. and promoting healthy lifestyles among UT students. and staff may ride the shuttles at no charge with a valid UT photo ID. UT Counseling and Mental Health Center.its. immunizations. Students must upgrade their UT EID before classes begin to give your UT EID legal signature authority. If you are associated with the university or if you need to complete online transactions with the university.edu/ The mission of University Health Services is to support academic pursuits by providing medical services.utexas. you need a UT EID. Biking Resources: http://www. West Campus. call the 24 hour Nurse Advice Line – 512-475-6877 UT EID https://idmanager. access online course information and pay for bills. East Campus Shuttle Routes: http://www.capmetro. health promotion resource center and center for students in recovery. women’s health. fostering physical and psychological wellness.org/riding/schedules_ut.edu/parking/transportation/biking/registration.edu/parking/transportation/biking/ Required Bike Registration to park on campus: http://www. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .html BICYCLES Bicycles are a popular transportation option around campus and Austin as a whole. pharmacy. check grades. For immediate assistance.healthyhorns.

Technical & Network Services The Technical and Network Services team maintains the College network infrastructure and servers. and is available for courses. and multimedia services to College of Education faculty. Help with software applications is also provided. Media Resources: The LTC provides resources for the production of multimedia. and an automated computer backup system. IDEA Studio for Faculty Support The IDEA Studio helps faculty integrate technology into their teaching and research. and consultation. TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION LEARNING TECHNOLOGY CENTER http://www. They provide computer and technical-related assistance and trouble-shooting to College faculty and staff. Instructor Reserves: Faculty may put items on reserve for student checkout. and students currently enrolled in an Education course. and much more. and provides customized workshops.Section 7.edb. Go here to check out equipment or make facility reservations. Equipment Checkout: The LTC loans multimedia equipment to faculty. and students. Laptop Help: Provides technical support specific to the needs of students using required Apple laptops in their teacher preparation programs. and for the LTC computer labs. and meetings. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 47 . the TeachNet email/conferencing system. telecommunications.utexas. training.471-3234 The LTC Services Desk provides assistance with Computer Labs. Distance Learning Classroom A flexible classroom staffed by a skilled technician provides interactive audio and video links to virtually anywhere in the world similarly equipped. Laptop Help. and multimedia resources.edu/education/centers/ltc/ The Learning Technology Center offers a wide range of computer. staff. Services Desk: Sanchez Room 536 . Macintosh and PC computer labs: Available in the Sánchez Building & Belmont Hall. conferences. staff.

CAMPUS COMPUTER STORE http://www. INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES HELP DESK http://www. security.utexas. Display Adapter. Located online and in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) lobby. the Campus Computer Store offers discounts for enrolled UT students. and iPod Touch and a Printer.utexas. software.edu/its/ Information Technology Services (ITS) coordinates web applications (UT Direct). Popular computer labs are located in the PerryCastaneda Library (PCL) and Flawn Academic Center (FAC). BEVOWARE http://www. Microsoft Office 2008. BevoWare is available at no cost to UT students. ITS Help Desk and more. COMPUTER LABS ON CAMPUS http://www.campuscomputer. peripherals and other IT supplies.utexas.com/ The Campus Computer Store is the shop for educationally priced computers. The bundle includes a laptop.pdf All Students.edu/its/bevoware/ The BevoWare software downloads provide anti-virus protection and improve system security connections.edu/education/assets/files/coe/LIFE/COE-A. telecommunications. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES http://www.COLLEGE OF EDUCATION APPLE LAPTOP BUNDLE http://www.edu/its/campus-labs/ Information Technology Services (ITS) provides this list of campus computer labs as a service to the community. Faculty and Staff in the College of Education are eligible to purchase an Apple laptop at a significant discount.utexas. University Data Center. networking. AppleCare protection.utexas.edb.edu/its/helpdesk/ THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . faculty and staff. The CUSPA Program does not require students to purchase a laptop.

Simply log in with your UT EID and print to one of the university printers available in labs and facilities across campus.utexas. Students must install the connection through the above website and access the network with their UTEID. WEBSPACE http://www. class notes.Whether the problem is e-mail. WIRELESS NETWORK ON CAMPUS http://www. telephone.utexas. and graphics. and expert consulting for advanced questions.utexas. ITS Help Desk (512-475-9400) is located in the FAC lobby. Students may pay for printing with a Bevo Bucks account. your EID.edu/its/help/wireless-and-wired-public Students.php Use WebSpace (1GB) to store copies of important documents such as homework. then access your stored files from anywhere using a Web browser.utexas. or another technical question. faculty.edu/its/webspace/index. staff and official visitors using wireless Internet on the UT campus are required by ITS policy to use the “restricted.edu” network. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 49 .edu/its/printing/ The ITS Printing Service is a convenient way to print documents when you need them. the ITS Help Desk is here with support and troubleshooting. PRINTING ON CAMPUS http://www.

a campus-wide carnival featuring unique booths & amazing entertainment by student organizations. such as locker and office rentals and helium tank usage. The event culminates with a live concert by some of the world's most legendary artists. START FRESH – Late August THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . complete with a live orchestra and ballroom dancing.Section 8. which serves the UT community through event-planning and leadership development opportunities for UT students. and the Longhorn Band. and a fourcourse meal in the Texas Union Ballroom.php Gone to Texas is the University’s kickoff event to start the school year. ORANGE AND WHITE BALL – Late April The Ball is an annual event and tradition to honor and unite students. MADRIGAL DINNER – Mid-November Enjoy an original. performances.utexas. GONE TO TEXAS – Day before classes begin http://www. The Orange & White Ball is the annual university-wide gala. music and skits.edu/events/gtt/index. Students join in the evening at the Tower for a pep rally event including speakers. STUDENT INTERESTS Annual University Events STUDENT EVENTS CENTER . and to create lasting memories while improving student life at the University of Texas. The SEC offers an array of services for student organizations registered through the Student Activities and Leadership Development office. choir concert. TEXAS REVUE – Every April Texas Revue is the University’s student talent show featuring dance. comedic Renaissance themed play. More than 3000 students attend these performances. FILM SERIES – Weekly during the long semesters The Student Events Center Film Committee shows free movies in the Texas Union Theatre. FORTY ACRES FEST – Spring Semester The Forty Acres Fest (FAF) Committee organizes the annual Forty Acres Fest.The University Unions Student Events Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

this unique package provides access to tickets.php Start Fresh is the student organization fair hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students. a day of events. student organization performances and more.utexas. big screen movies. Visit the West Mall to learn about how to join various student organizations. EXPLORE UT – First Saturday in March http://www.org/party/ Party on the Plaza (PoP) is a campus-wide “party” of student involvement and fun held annually in early September. the opportunity to set up group seating. museums and extensive library collections.utrecsports.Spring Men’s & Women’s B-ball Baseball Softball Non Ticketed Sports M/W Cross Country M/W Golf Rowing M/W Swimming & Diving M/W Tennis M/W Track & Field DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 51 . PARTY ON THE PLAZA – Early September http://www. and is the opportunity for UT to welcome new and returning students to campus for the start of classes. faculty and staff to obtain tickets to all regular season home sports events. performances. studios and performance halls. The LASP costs $80 for the school year and includes entry to the following sports: UT LASP Sports – Fall Football Men’s & Women’s B-ball Soccer Volleyball UT LASP Sports . and the chance to purchase additional tickets for your friends and guests who are not UT students. The University of Texas at Austin hosts Explore UT. Explore UT offers visitors a hands-on introduction to university life in our classrooms and laboratories. faculty. The PoP is one of the largest campus wide events held in the fall semester. Athletics LONGHORN ALL-SPORTS PASS (LASP) The Longhorn All-Sports Package (LASP) is the most economical way for UT students.http://deanofstudents. exhibits.utexas. or staff. lectures and activities for the entire family.edu/nss/spot_startfresh.edu/events/exploreut/ Each March. Past activities have included live music. For one low price.

FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
http://www.texassports.com/tickets/obtain-student-tickets.html
Students are able to upgrade to season tickets by purchasing the LASP Season
Ticket for $65 in addition to the LASP. Therefore, for $135, a student can secure a
guaranteed reserved ticket to all home games. In addition, the student will have
the opportunity to purchase one Guest Season Ticket at full price ($375) to be
seated with them at all home games. Also, those students that purchase the LASP
Season Ticket will have the option of creating/joining a group. This student will
have priority in regard to postseason and away game sales too, including OU. All
LASP Season Tickets, including Guest Season Tickets, will be sent via email directly
to the student.

BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS
http://www.texassports.com/sports/sobs/spec-rel/stampede.html
Want the best seats in the house for Men's and Women's Basketball? Then be a
part of the Texas Basketball Stampede. For an additional fee, this pass provides
early access to the premier seats in the O-Zone located behind the baskets in the
lower arena. Included with your membership is a Texas Basketball Stampede Tshirt that may be picked up at Texas Basketball games (sizes subject to availability).
Quantity for the Texas Basketball Stampede is limited, so keep your eyes on
TexasSports.com and the Student Orange Bloods (SOBs) page for information on
how to purchase your Stampede pass.

Fine Arts
TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS – http://www.texasperformingarts.org/students
Texas Performing Arts presents an international season of music, theatre, dance,
and conversation in university venues, as well as the best in touring Broadway
productions and concert attractions. As a university-based arts center, the PAC is
committed to serving the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts by
supporting the work of UT students, faculty and staff on stages, classrooms, studios
and production shops; and in the educational outreach programs the PAC provides
for the Austin community.

LANDMARKS – http://landmarks.utexas.edu
Landmarks is the public art program of the University of Texas at Austin. By
partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Landmarks
exhibits beautify the campus and engage the community with art of the highest
quality. Artwork is on display throughout campus. Visit this link to download the
Landmarks Campus Map:
http://landmarks.utexas.edu/files/downloads/Landmarks_Campus_Map.pdf

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COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS – http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/events
The College of Fine Arts offers many student performances throughout the year
including:

Butler School of Music - http://www.music.utexas.edu/calendar/default.aspx
Department of Theatre & Dance http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad/productions/index.cfm

MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS
MUSEUMS



Blanton Museum of Art – http://www.blantonmuseum.org/
Harry Ransom Center (Archives) – http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/
LBJ Presidential Library and Museum – http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
Texas Memorial Museum (Natural Science)– http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/

COLLECTIONS


Briscoe Center for American History - http://www.cah.utexas.edu/
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – http://www.wildflower.org/
H.J. Lutcher Stark Center (Kinesiology Research) http://www.starkcenter.org/

RecSports
Recreational Sports facilities, services and programs are available to all UT students
during the semester for which they are registered. Typically, facility access is
available on the first day of classes and continues through the day before classes
begin the following semester. Students qualify for access to RecSports facilities by
paying tuition each semester. To verify eligibility, all students are required to
display their UT ID card upon request or entry to a recreational facility. Additional
fees are charged to participate in programs such as intramurals, group exercise
classes, outdoor trips and workshops as well as sport clubs. Ways to participate in
RecSports:






Activities - http://www.utrecsports.org/activities/activities/archery.php
Climbing Wall http://www.utrecsports.org/activities/activities/climbingwall.php
Club Sports - http://www.utrecsports.org/sportclubs/about.php
Fitness/Wellness - http://www.utrecsports.org/fitwell/Fall2009.php
Intramural Sports - http://www.utrecsports.org/intramurals/about.php
Outdoor Recreation - http://www.utrecsports.org/outdoor/home.php
Texercise (Group Classes) http://www.utrecsports.org/fitwell/fitnessclasses/Spring09.php
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Volunteer Opportunities
VOLUNTEER AND SERVICE LEARNING CENTER
Volunteering is one of the most effective ways for students to put to work the
philosophies, skills, and theories learned in class. Following the core purpose of UT,
we serve "to transform lives for the benefit of society" through leadership and
service. The Volunteer and Service Learning Center is organized into three
functioning areas:


Community Engagement - Service programming spearheaded by The
Student Volunteer Board.
Academic Service Learning - Recognition, course development, and
resources for academic service learning courses and initiatives.
General Student Resources – www.utvolunteer.org – risk management and
online volunteer service training modules, and service consultation for nonprofit organization and UT student organizations.

SELECTED ON CAMPUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:




Blanton Museum http://blantonmuseum.org/get_involved/volunteer_program/
Harry Ransom Center http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/about/participate/volunteer/application/
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org/volunteer/
LBJ Presidential Library & Museum - http://www.lbjlibrary.org/joinus/volunteer/
University Health Services Clinic http://healthyhorns.utexas.edu/clinicvolunteer.html

VOLUNTEER EVENTS
The Project - http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/vslc/project.php
The Project is a premier service event at UT, designed by students to benefit the
many Austin neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Students, faculty, and staff
come together for one day, dedicating their time and expertise to complete a
variety of community beautification projects.
Student Volunteer Board - http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/svb
The UT Student Volunteer Board (SVB) has coordinated, promoted, facilitated and
reflected community service opportunities and events for the UT community since
1987. Visit their website for upcoming events.
UTVolunteer.org – www.utvolunteer.org
Visit the UT Volunteer database for various opportunities on and off campus.

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Section 9. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Professional Associations
HEASPA
The Higher Education Administration Student Professional Association (HEASPA)
connects students, faculty, staff and alumni in order to promote the higher
education profession. Throughout the semester, HEASPA will coordinate
networking, professional development and social events. Please join the list-serv
and follow the blog for information on HEASPA events.
Blog: http://blogs.utexas.edu/heaspa
List Serv: https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/subscribe/heaspa

ON CAMPUS ASSOCIATIONS
ACA – Academic Counselors Association (Dues = $15 per year)
http://www.utexas.edu/staff/aca/
APSA – Association of Professionals in Student Affairs (Dues = $15 per year)
http://www.utexas.edu/staff/apsa/

TEXAS ASSOCIATIONS
TACAC – Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors
www.tacac.org
Annual Conference – April 3-5, 2011 in Los Colinas TX
TACUSPA – Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel
Administrators
www.tacuspa.net
Annual Conference – October 3-5, 2010 in Ft. Worth TX
TAIR – Texas Association of Institutional Research
http://texas-air.org/
Annual Conference – February 15-18, 2011 in Austin TX
*TACHE – Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education
http://www.tache.org
Annual Conference – January 30-February 2, 2011 in Austin TX
Proposals due in November
TABPHE – Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education
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org Annual Conference – March 3-5.nche. 2010 in Indianapolis IN Proposals due in June ASCA – Association for Student Conduct Administration THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .acui. 2011 in Baltimore MD ACUHO-I – Association of College and University Housing Officers – International www.Association of College Unions International www.ashe.aacu.aacc. 2011 in San Antonio TX Proposals due in October ACPA – College Student Educators International www.tabphe. 2011 in Austin TX NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AACC – American Association of Community Colleges http://www.org Annual Conference – July 9-12. 2011 in Chicago IL *AERA – American Educational Research Association http://www.ws/ Annual Conference – Nov 18-21.aahhe.org/ Annual Conference – May 21-25.net/ Annual Conference – Apr 8-12.myacpa.http://www.org/ Annual Conference – March 3-5.org Annual Conference – Feb 27-Mar 3.airweb.edu/ Annual Conference – Apr 9-12. 2011 in New Orleans LA AAC&U – Association of American Colleges and Universities http://www. 2011 in Ontario Canada *ASHE – Association for the Study of Higher Education http://www.acuho-i. 2011 in San Francisco CA *AAHHE – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education http://www. 2011 in New Orleans LA Proposals due in August AIR – Association for Institutional Research http://www.org/ Annual Conference – Jan 26-29. 2011 in New Orleans LA ACUI .org Annual Conference – March 26-30.aera.

Louis MO NACADA – National Academic Advising Association www. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 57 . Louis MO *Indicates an annual conference at which there are usually UT attendees.nacacnet. 2011 in St.org/ Annual Conference – March 12-16.org Annual Conference – Feb 19-23. 2011 in Philadelphia PA Proposals due in September NACAC – National Association for College Admission Counseling http://www. Pete Beach FL *HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities www.theasca. 2010 in Lake Buena Vista FL NODA .com Annual Conference – Nov 4-7. 2011 in St.naspa.edu Annual Conference – Oct 3-6.ou.nodaweb. Louis MO *NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education http://www. 2010 in St.ncore.hacu. 2010 in St. 2010 in San Diego CA Proposals due in April NACA – National Association for Campus Activities www.org Annual Conference – Nov 6-9.edu/ Annual Conference – May 31-June 4.ncslcollege.naca.org Annual Conference – Feb 2-6.www.National Orientation Directors Association www.nacada.ksu. 2010 in Walt Disney World FL *NCORE – National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education http://www.net Annual Conference – September 18-20.org Annual Conference – Sept 30-Oct 2. 2011 in San Francisco CA Proposals due in January NSCL – National Conference on Student Leadership www.

Seek out faculty mentorship. Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The University of Texas at Austin. This really helps you get familiar with what’s out there on the topic. You may want to get involved for the experience. Post Doctoral Fellow. Write papers throughout your coursework that somehow relate to your future dissertation topic of interest. This is often hard to come by. mental release. Start a writing group around the time that you are beginning to write your dissertation proposal. Research grants are often given to people with unexplored areas of scholarship. Expect to want to quit. cry.” -Melissa Martinez. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Things I learned through during my years as a doctoral student: It is through the process of traveling down the dissertation road that I learned just how many things could take me off course. but it is a tremendous help to get you through. It was through my meanderings that I learned only I could get myself back on track. even if you think you won’t get them. Find other activities and roles that define you outside of being a doctoral student. than many things poorly. It will give you a healthy. ADVICE FROM FULL-TIME STUDENTS THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . ADVICE FROM YOUR PEERS ADVICE FROM GRADUATES “Ask questions! Don’t hesitate to ask other grad students who are further along in the process for advice. because in the end it’s worth it. (2010). Martinez. Make sure you have non-grad school friends who you can hang out with to get your mind off of school occasionally. (2010). Advocate for your research if you believe that it is interesting and cutting edge. Include no more than four people total that can trust and rely on each other. Post Doctoral Fellow. but better to do a few things well.D. and/or feel the most stressed you’ve ever felt in your life. Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The University of Texas at Austin. Apply for scholarships and fellowships. Ph.Section 10. Ph.D.” -Rose M. You never know! Don’t overextend yourself with extra-curricular activities. But don’t give up.

some of the professors really understand the technology and the pedagogical requirements of offerings something via distance. Schmistance.D. These individuals not only offered their support but they offered those valuable practical things such as templates for the cover page of their proposal or their input on the endless forms you need to fill out during the process. these are the people you are often also getting your Ph. 2) Distance. being able to study together. borrow books from one another. Office of the Dean of Students. and dissertation process. be present for half or for critical class meetings.D. at the very least. In the end.“What helped me get through this program… My cohort and peers who started the program with me. for. Always be anticipating the next steps in this journey and plan for what you might need to do so that the deadlines don’t take you by surprise.e. Making time to spend with him and not worry about all the school work I had was crucial in keeping me grounded and our relationship strong. and login via distance technology for DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 59 . If you are in a relationship or have kids. Treat yourself with happy hours. even the small ones like finishing a paper or homework for that week. Don’t think that will make you less competent graduate student. massage. so always that in mind. a great cup of coffee or another beverage of your choice :) or an extra hour of TV. But stop and take time to celebrate the things you complete. or a course isn’t noted as distance. many professors are open to making arrangements for commuters or part-timers to participate synchronously via any number of modes. Those who came before me – those individuals who were already in the program and helped me demystify the Ph. Speaking of distance. My partner who was always willing to listen and help out even when he didn’t know half the things I was talking about. it doesn’t hurt to ask.always take time to celebrate all the successes. Celebrating all accomplishments . Asking questions and anticipating the next step: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Sometimes the response is very positive. never lose sight of the fact that people are there to support you but that also need you and no amount of schoolwork should keep you from continuing to nurture your relationship with them. and sometimes get strongly needed hugs and support were crucial. or at least allow a hybrid approach-i. Just because a course isn’t offered at a time you need it.” -Smita Ruzicka (2011). Associate Director of GLIE. or something isn’t coded in a certain way. ADVICE FROM PART-TIME STUDENTS “1) Ask—About Everything. you open up lines of communication with your advisor/professor. While asynchronous is really rare. Having them in my classes.

Finally. During that process. thanks for sharing” note can go a long way in terms of keeping you connected even when you’re not on campus all the time. Make friends. A fellow student had great advice about cognates— which are typically with people and professors you don’t know that well—in a field with which you may not have a lot of experience. Make every effort to attend events. especially the other first years. 6) A Word about Cognates. 5) Get Connected. but having friends you can rely on is paramount to anyone’s success!). would you like to have some poser Sociology doc student sitting in the front row. it is a process. be sure to sign up for the heaspa listserve—it really helps you feel like you are a part of the program. Seriously. from the very beginning—channel your inner social butterfly and find peers who can get notes in case you have to miss a class. you may also enjoy their company too. One of the most beautiful phrases in higher education is “Independent Study. turn in assignments or work together. meetings. Similarly. or working on research projects) and all of that pays off when it’s time to find your committee. 3) Independent Study = Incredibly Super. Think about it this way. and speak rarely. And. yes.the other half (this is especially helpful to know as you think about the condensed summer terms when multiple meetings per week may be difficult). The more face time you log. These students can be a great resource for both professional and emotional support through the doctoral process. the better positioned you may be to ask for the kinds of things noted above (like helping out on grants. make sure to get connected with administrators or get involved early on with a research project in order to establish yourself at the university. part-time commuter doctoral student ADVICE FROM FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS “Make every effort to connect with other students in your program. even trivial. or any sort of happening that involves your peers and professors. even a “that was thoughtful.” -Amy Heitzman. taking up all the discussion time in your advanced quant or higher ed law class? ‘Nough said. professors are more than happy to consider an IS if they believe that you’re serious about the content and are willing to do the work.” In my experience. In a nutshell: sit in the back. finding study or writing groups. and generally help you stay connected (ok. 4) Face Time. And cognates can be a great way to employ an IS— especially if the content area you’re interested in requires serious pre-requisites you lack. All you have to do is ask (see #1). and IS with a sympathetic/supportive professor is a great way to get access to the material in a way that makes sense for you and your track. bring snacks. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . And try to reply to posts as you can—anything.

doctoral student in higher education administration. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Three small tidbits of advice to share. 1st. These class interactions provide enriching perspectives on issues facing the P-16 pipeline that may help to broaden your research interests. doctoral student in higher education administration.” -Katie Pritchett (2015).Enroll in core courses early on because these classes are composed of a cross-section of students from every program in the department.learn to pace yourself for the growing workload and remember to balance work with play. 2nd.Talk to more seasoned students about the different options for cognate courses as they will have great advice for themes to consider and classes to take.” -Sarah Rodriguez (2015).Take the time to learn of other student's research interests because it is likely that you will find someone with similar interests who can collaborate with you and serve as a resource in the future. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 61 . 3rd.

utexas.hied. DEGREE PLANS THE PH.php Sign Up for Webspace (Student online data storage for free) Sign up for UT Email Address Review Parking Options http://www.utexas.utexas.edu/schedules http://registrar.utexas. DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .edu/students/registration/before/ris/ http://registrar.woa Purchase software/equipment from Campus Computer Store Connect laptop to UT Wireless Network Update Contact Information http://www.Appendix A.edu/its/help/id-center/208 Get your UT Student ID Card Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 1st Floor http://www. add/drop.php Get advised by your Faculty Advisor Check UT Academic Calendar for deadlines (registration.utexas.com Online Textbook Retailers Flawn Academic Center (FAC) https://webstore.edu/calendars/ http://registrar. tuition) Check Course Schedule for course offerings Check your Registration Information Sheet for Registration Access Register for Classes Email your advisor to set up an appointment Pay Tuition http://registrar.edu/parking/student/index.edu/heaspa http://www.utexas.edu/students/registration/after/payment/ Purchase Textbooks University COOP (UT Bookstore) www.edu/students/registration/ http://www.utexas.utexas. NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST Check! What Resource Join HEASPA List Serve Upgrade your UTEID http://blogs.html http://registrar.edu/apps/utd/all_my_addresses/ Appendix B.utexas.utexas.com/cgibin/WebObjects/CampusComputer.utexas.edu/its/webspace/index.edu/its/idcenter/index.edu/its/umbs/index.utexas.php http://www.D.utexas.universitycoop.edu/its/network/ https://utdirect.

MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM PLAN Student: Today’s Date: UTEID: Program Advisor: Date Entered Program: Date of Qualifying Exams: Comprehensive Exam: Specialization Qualifying Exam: Student: COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE Semester Taken INSTRUCTOR Year Taken DATE TAKEN Departmental Core: (12 hours) EDA 388E Educational Economics & Finance Policy U T GRADE E I D : EDA 388P Educational Politics & Policy EDA 388V Ethics and Values in Educational Administration EDA 388M Social & Cultural Contexts of Education EDA 382M Organizational Design & Behavior Specialization: (24 hours) EDA 391R Organization & Admin of Higher Education EDA 391T Higher Education Law EDA 391S History of Higher Education EDA 391F Issues of Higher Education Seminar (SQE) Research and Inquiry: (12 hours) EDA 387Q Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry EDA 381P Quantitative Research Design & Analysis EDA 381Q Qualitative Research Design Advanced Course in Research Methodology OR A Course in Program Evaluation COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE INSTRUCTOR DATE TAKEN GRADE Foundations Requirements: (only if required) Statistics (prerequisite for research courses) DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 63 .

D. 9 of these should be of the same cognate theme) Research Apprenticeship: (1-6 hours) Dissertation: EDA 399R EDA 399W Other Coursework: Program Advisor’s Signature Student’s Signature THE ED. DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM PLAN Student: UTEID: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Today’s Date: .Human Learning Philosophy of Education History of Education Cognate Courses outside the College of Education: (15 hours.

Administration EDA 388M Social & Cultural Contexts of Education EDA 382M Organizational Design & Behavior Specialization: (24 hours) EDA 391R Organization & Admin of Higher Education EDA 391T Higher Education Law EDA 391S History of Higher Education EDA 391F Issues in Higher Education Seminar (SQE) Research and Inquiry: (6-9 hours) EDA 387Q Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry EDA 381P Quantitative Research Design & Analysis EDA 381Q Qualitative Research Design COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE INSTRUCTOR DATE TAKEN GRADE Foundations Requirements: DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 65 .Program Advisor: Date Entered Program: Date of Qualifying Exams: Comprehensive Exam: Specialization Qualifying Exam: Semester Taken COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE INSTRUCTOR Year Taken DATE TAKEN GRADE Departmental Core: (12 hours) EDA 388E Educational Economics & Finance Policy EDA 388P Educational Politics & Policy EDA 388V Ethics and Values in Ed.

ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY PROGRESS CHECKLIST THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .Statistics (prerequisite for research courses) Human Learning Philosophy of Education History of Education Cognate Courses outside the College of Education: (9 hours) Internship/Field Experience: (1-6 hours) Treatise: EDA 399K EDA 399L Other Coursework: Program Advisor’s Signature Student’s Signature Appendix B.

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Appendix C.utexas.edu/education/departments/edadmin/current/students/current/documents/ CHANGE ACADEMIC ADVISOR DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 69 . FORMS & DOCUMENTS Some of these forms can be downloaded and filled out electronically here: http://www.edb.

STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPORT REQUEST THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .

TRANSFER CREDITS FORM EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION REQUEST TO TRANSFER GRADUATE COURSES FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION FOR USE ON DOCTORAL PROGRAM OF WORK (Please attach copy of transcript and course description) Student Information: Last name First Name UTEID Program Phone number Email address Course Information: Course #1 Institution Course Number and Title Semester hours of credit and grade Course #2 Institution Course Number and Title Semester hours of credit and grade (Attach any additional course information to this form)  Approved  Denied  Approved  Denied ___________________________________________________________ Program Advisor Date ___________________________________________________________ Graduate Advisor Date DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 71 .

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APPROVAL FOR SPECIALIZATION COURSE DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 73 .

Student Name: UTEID: Daytime Telephone Number: Semester: Email: Unique Number: Course Number: Grading Status: CR/NC? Letter Grade? Course Content: Approved By: Name of Professor ____________________________ Professor Signature THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . whether by telephone or in person." This form must be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator in SZB 374 before attempting to register.INSTRUCTOR CONSENT FOR COURSE REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION Completion of this "Consent of Instructor" form is required prior to registration for individual instruction courses (those listed as "Member GSC") and for those courses where "consent of instructor is required.

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Through regular participation in a research undertaking. subject to concurrence by the student and the prospective research supervisor. Normally.D. The research apprenticeship typically requires five to ten contact hours per week over one semester for 3 credits. principles underlying it and its philosophical basis. when in the judgment of the student's advisor a more suitable apprenticeship can be arranged with another faculty member or a researcher in another setting. or over two semesters for 6 credits. may substitute the research apprenticeship for the internship. The specific semester hours and contact hours are determined by the student's advisor following discussion of the research project. A student may be advanced to candidacy only after certification that he or she has satisfied or is in the process of satisfying the research apprenticeship requirement. the student is expected to gain intuitive as well as cognitive insights into the research process. the student's dissertation or research interests may be the focus of the apprenticeship. a funded research apprenticeship will meet the research apprenticeship requirement. RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP & INTERNSHIP/FIELD EXPERIENCE RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP All students pursuing the Ph. Doctor of Education students. although in some cases. DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 77 . The assignment of the student to a faculty member for the research apprenticeship will be the responsibility of the student's advisor. The research apprenticeship will focus on an area of research in which the research supervisor is involved. Normally the research apprenticeship does not carry a stipend. with extensive practical experience. degree are required to complete a research apprenticeship (EDA 396). however. subject to the advisor's concurrence. however. the student will serve the research apprenticeship with a faculty member in his/her specialization. This experience is designed to provide an opportunity for each student to gain a better understanding of research in education and the social sciences. it will be approved. rather than on the student's dissertation research.Appendix D. The student and research supervisor are expected to interact frequently concerning the research in which they are engaged and to discuss the research process in an attempt to further the student's learning.

Ideally. students will develop a final product consisting of a publishable research paper or equivalent. and final product of the research apprenticeship. but should also include opportunity to gain first hand experience and knowledge of the role of the administrator with whom the intern is working and the office or component of the organization where located. Developing academic program assessment methods and instruments. This will be approved by the student's advisor and research supervisor before the onset of the research apprenticeship. Developing and testing an instrument. Preparation of data for computer analysis. evaluations and critiques of research. expected learning outcomes. The internship should provide a variety of learning experiences. Planning and implementing research conferences Students will develop a one-page proposal describing the specific objectives. Bibliographic searches related to the development of a research project. Collection of data.) INTERNSHIP/FIELD EXPERIENCE The internship (EDA 397P) in the Higher Education Program is intended to augment and enhance one's preparation through formal studies. The nature of the internship experience will vary for students in higher education in accordance with their own background of experience. Assisting with editorial work.           Drafting a research proposal for funding. to provide opportunities to observe and experience first hand some of the learnings acquired through theoretical study. It should involve work under a professional administrator who is in a position to provide or arrange learning experiences desired and who is sympathetic to and supportive of the objectives of the internship.Following are some examples of the types of activity in which the student may participate during his/her research apprenticeship. Literature search. it may include a project. career plans. In all cases. professional objectives and other considerations. Computer analysis of data. (From the web. Discussions. the intern THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN .

D.would have experiences or the opportunity to observe the work of offices other than the one with which s/he is associated. Students who have had experience in higher education may follow the same course but often will undertake an internship in another aspect of higher education unrelated to his/her prior experience but which will enhance one's preparation for a leadership role in higher education. experiences to be gained. special project if any. In some cases. the supervising faculty member will visit with the intern and on-site professional administrator in the internship situation to discuss progress. visit with the administrator and discuss the internship. The student will discuss his/her ideas for an internship with his/her academic advisor who may supervise it or the two may jointly decide that another faculty member or appropriate individual should supervise it. subject to the advisor's approval. the supervising faculty member will make arrangements with the professional administrator with whom the student will serve as intern. after conferring with the supervising faculty member. in others. and stipend. if any. the intern will be expected to fulfill the requirements of the Internship Contract. An Ed. All students must complete and have approved by their faculty supervisor an "Internship Contract" before proceeding (See Appendix C). and submit the DOCTORAL HANDBOOK 79 . Some offices provide a small stipend but the typical internship in higher education is for academic credit. For example: a person experienced in student affairs might find it profitable to engage in an internship in the business affairs area of a university.D. students typically consists of one-quarter time for one semester (120 contact hours) or a full summer session. including the submission of a weekly log of activities.D. The student whose background of experience in higher education is lacking will often undertake an internship involving the specialization s/he expects to pursue as a professional practitioner. student with minimum practical experience may also be encouraged to consider an internship as an elective specialization credit course in addition to fulfilling the research apprenticeship requirement for a Ph. student with extensive practical experience in higher education may substitute the research apprenticeship for the internship. A Ph. In all cases. the student will. office assignment. functions in which to become involved. which would provide insight into university operations not previously encountered and which would enhance one's preparation for leadership in a student affairs role. schedule. In some cases. The internship for masters and Ed. enrolled for three credits.D. including role(s) to serve.

Registration for internship is on a Credit/No Credit basis only. Most internships will take place in colleges.final project report. Students typically do not register for internship that involves his/her employment or other activity in which the focus is primarily on productive work rather than learning. Alternative internships. The internship usually occurs after the Higher Education specialization coursework has been completed. (From the web.) THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN . The faculty supervisor will verify with the on-site supervisor (by phone or letter) completion of the internship and satisfactory performance. at the end of the term to the faculty supervisor. Students wishing to undertake an alternative internship should discuss it with his/her academic advisor and then submit the "Internship Contract" for approval. Exceptions may be made for persons serving as graduate assistants at the University of Texas at Austin which involve learning experiences relevant to their academic program. may be approved in certain circumstances. higher education coordinating agencies. where required. whether in other organizations or whose assignments involve alternative learning experiences. universities. system offices. and other agencies directly related to the administration of colleges and universities. The internship administrator cannot be the student's direct supervisor in the employment workplace.