New Cayuse System: Conversation with IRB Director Mike Leary

Mike Leary, Director of IRB, joins the CapIT! podcast once again; this time to discuss the new IRB system, Cayuse. Lindenwood recently transitioned to Cayuse from IRBnet to process IRB applications. Mike Leary reviews the online system, application, and the importance of understanding human subject research. So much is learned when Director Leary stops by the CapIT! studio; do not miss this enlightening conversation!

Internship Course Discussion & First Week Reflection

The fall semester is in full swing and this includes changes to the Internship course. Drs. Elder and Leavitt take time to reflect on the first week of the new semester and what students can expect in the Internship course. They also discuss feedback from students regarding what they most often need as they finish coursework and the dissertation. Join the conversation!

Welcome to the New Semester!

Summer is over and a new fall semester is about to begin. Drs. Elder and Leavitt discuss everything you need to know to have a great year, including important updates to the EdD program. There is a new IRB system, important tips for your dissertation writing, two new positions in our program, and so much more! Join us as we fill you in on all the news to keep you informed on all things EdD.

Comprehensive Exams

At the end of the EdD Program, students take the Comprehensive Exams before enrolling in their final course: Capstone III. Today Drs. Elder and Leavitt discuss the components of the exam including the standards they are aligned to, the best way to prepare in the weeks and days leading up to exam day, and specific takeaways from this summer’s preparatory sessions. If you are taking the exam this Saturday, August 4th, or in the future, you want to hear these valuable insights on the Comps!

Discussion with School of Education Dean, Dr. Anthony Scheffler

Dr. Anthony Scheffler, Lindenwood’s new Dean in the School of Education, joins Drs. Elder and Leavitt for a CapIT! conversation. He discusses his journey to Lindenwood, reflects on his own doctoral experiences, and shares how he stayed motivated on the way to dissertation completion. You don’t want to miss Dr. Scheffler’s inspiring words and advice. Join us for a summer edition of CapIT!

How to Have a Successful Summer

Summer is just around the corner and we want to make sure your writing stays on track! Join us as we discuss courses, writing labs, and tips for overall success during these upcoming months and in the future. Don’t take a break, stay on your journey and join the conversation!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

Talking Technology Part II with Jana Gerard

We continue our conversation on technology with Jana Gerard, the Learning Specialist for our Educational Technology Lab. Jana gives us excellent insight into the importance of getting out of our comfort zone (with technology, careers, and in all that we do!), technology and the K-12 world, what it means to be technologically literate, and explores topics for EdD students. You don’t want to miss this informative and inspiring technology driven discussion!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

Talking Technology with JeLena Fleming

Technology is all around us and can at times be overwhelming for students and professors. Lindenwood’s Academic Technology Specialist and EdD student JeLena Fleming shows us how technology can be a useful tool for all of us. Listen as she gives us great programs and apps to use as well as tips for ease of use. Techies and old school learners alike do not want to miss this enlightening conversation!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

Questions and Answers: Oral Defense, Graduation, and Much More!

This week we take questions from you, the listeners! We also chose some of our most common questions that we hear in class and discuss them in this podcast. So join us as we discuss preparing for the oral defense, steps to take in preparing for graduation, what to do once you receive the EdD, and much more. Also, please keep your questions coming! We may answer yours on an upcoming podcast. [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

All About the Oral Defense

The last part of the EdD journey is the oral defense presentation. Drs. Elder and Leavitt discuss what it takes to get to this point in the process and all the components that make a successful defense. So if you have reached this milestone or are just getting started, this conversation will help you at any point in your path to completion. Join us! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]