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Andrew Ryder, assistant professor of Higher Education at the WatsoCollege, has been named an Emerging Scholar Designee by ACPA - College Student Educators International, a leading international professional association for the study and practice of student affairs and higher education.

The award "supports, encourages, and honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interests, and strategic goals of ACPA."

As an Emerging Scholar Designee from 2016-2018, Ryder will receive a $3,000 grant to support his continued research on a set of policy-based indicators of campus climate to augment an existing national assessment of campus climate for personal and social responsibility.

He will also create a video presentation on his scholarship on assessing campus climates that the organization will host on its website, and co-plan a conference symposium in partnership with ACPA's Senior Scholars, with a focus on teaching and helping practitioners contribute to and identify venues for scholarship and writing.

"There are a number of tremendously gifted early-career scholars engaged in innovative research in higher education and student affairs," Ryder said. "I'm extremely humbled to receive this recognition."

Susan Faircloth, chair of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in the Department of EL at the Watson College said Ryder is very deserving of the award. "Dr. Ryder is a great asset to the department, college and university. I am confident that this is the first of many honors for him," she said.

Ryder is the second Watson College faculty member to receive the award from ACPA. James DeVita, assistant professor in WCE's EL Department and program coordinator for the Higher Education program, was selected as an ACPA Emerging Scholar in 2013.

For more information about the program, visit: www.myacpa.org/award/emerging-scholars-award.


FALL 2016 ADVISING INFORMATION

Students are encouraged to take no more than 6 credit hours each semester. For advising, please contact Dr. Susan Faircloth - faircloths@uncw.edu.

First day of Class: August 17, 2016.

Last day to Withdraw from Class: August 24, 2016.

Applications for graduation for Fall 2016 are due October 14, 2016.

SPRING 2017 ADVISING INFORMATION
Update to be provided shortly

Cohort 4

Spring 2016

Students should be in the dissertation phase. All students need two sections of EDL 699 to complete their degree.

Cohort 5

Spring 2016

Students should be in the dissertation phase. All students need two sections of EDL 699 to complete their degree.

Cohort 6

Spring 2016

Check in with your advisor and register for the following courses:

On campus Ed. Administration students:

  • Elective
  • Elective

On campus Curriculum & Instruction students:

  • Elective
  • Elective

On campus Higher Ed students:

  • Elective
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

James Sprunt Cohort:

Ed. Administration students:

  • Elective
  • Elective

Curriculum & Instruction students:

  • EDL 665 Curriculum Studies
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

Sandhills Cohort:

Ed. Administration students:

  • EDL 699 Dissertation in Education or Elective
  • Elective

Curriculum and Instruction students:

  • EDL 699 Dissertation in Education

There are a variety of electives available to you. Please review the schedule on Seanet or contact me for suggestions. Make sure you are following your program audit. Some suggestions include: EDL 630 Today's College Student, EDL 643 Quantitative Research, EDL 642 Program Evaluation, EDL 650 Foundations of Higher Education, EDL 651 Student Development Theory, EDL 652 Critical Issues in Higher Ed, EDL 665 Curriculum Studies, EDL 693 Practicum in College Teaching, or EDL 695 Adult Learning Principles.

Cohort 7

Spring 2016

Check in with your advisor and register for the following courses:

On campus Ed. Administration students:

  • EDL 607 Generating, Managing, and Aligning Resources in Schools
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

On campus Curriculum & Instruction students:

  • EDL 665 Curriculum Studies
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

On campus Higher Ed students:

  • EDL 635 Academic Culture & Learning
  • Elective or EDL 644 Qualitative Research

Sandhills Cohort:

Please see announcement at the top of this page for advising session information.

Curriculum & Instruction students:

  • EDL 665 Curriculum Studies
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

Ed. Administration students:

  • EDL 607 Generating, Managing, and Aligning Resources in Schools
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

James Sprunt Cohort:

Curriculum & Instruction students:

  • EDL 665 Curriculum Studies
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

Ed. Administration students:

  • EDL 607 Generating, Managing, and Aligning Resources in Schools
  • EDL 644 Qualitative Research

For questions, contact Dr. Susan Faircloth, Program Coordinator, at faircloths@uncw.edu.