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About nycrican2

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  • Birthday 11/28/1956

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    Cape Canaveral Fl
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    Associate Professor, teach Comp Science, mom, wife, blogger, geek, exercise+paranormal enthusiast, Human Trafficking opponent, true crime book, Mac + Linux fan.
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    Ed.D Intl Higher Educ

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  1. Finally defended my dissertation on June 11th, 2013, got hooded on Sept 20th and graduated on Sept 21st, 20013. Nice to finally become a doctor.

    1. GeoDUDE!


      aren't you posting this a year late

    2. gk210
    3. Academicat


      Or 17,999 years too early.

  2. Just got my IRB permission letter to start collecting my proposed dissertation letter in order to start writing Chapter 4. Plan to graduate in Sept and defend it before the end of June.

    1. fuzzylogician


      Awesome! good luck :)

    2. VBD


      Agh, the dreaded wait before IRB approvals. Congratulations! And full steam ahead!!

  3. Just started my 10th out of 13 doctoral level class on Monday. Doing well but overwhelmed with all of the work.

  4. Working on an Ethics midterm assignment. Done with the Aristole part.

  5. Done with teaching my college students until 8-12-2011.

  6. Well, you can plan perhaps to go out to eat and occasionally see a movie. But other than that, you will spend most of your weekends on your computer doing research in the online university library, reading and/or writing. I have not seen the sunshine on the weekends for a long time. Then again, I do work full time as college faculty during the workweek with the exception of the summer months. This has been my experience since I started my doctorate last July. However, it has been worth it so far.
  7. Cancel all leisure and weekend activities with friends and plan vacations between semesters. Especially if you are working and attending school at the same time. By the way, doctoral work involves very little studying as far as memorizing material and parroting it back. This is very low level academic work. Instead, it involves lots of reading in academic research journals, comparing and contrasting, questioning assumptions and using critical thinking skills to create literature reviews of academic journal articles, academic book reviews written through the lens of theoretical frameworks a
  8. Praying for the victims of the Alabama disaster.

  9. I think it is a good idea to put off starting your Ph.D for a year, It will go by in no time and you will be in much better shape and have much more energy for doctoral work. Believe me, doctoral level school work is rigorous and very time consuming and you will need all of your strength to get through it. In the meantime, I wish you the best of luck with your treatments and future educational plans.
  10. Just saw that the University of Alabama canceled the rest of the school year and graduation ceremonies because of the tornados in the area. Also, that 3 students died and 80 employees are missing. Here is the article: University of Alabama News article . This is just a horrifying event. I hope that any of the members here whom are only wait-listed at this college will put their immediate problem aside for now and consider how much worst their problem could be. This is because other GradCafe members may be current students, were supposed to graduate on May 7th, may have also been wait-liste
  11. Have really enjoyed reading Aristotle this week.

  12. Have really enjoyed reading Aristotle this week.

  13. So sorry to hear that. Prayers going your way and please keep us posted.
  14. Your attitude is just so inspiring. Again, wishing you the best and thanks for sharing. Keep us posted.
  15. So happy to hear that. I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted.
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