Monthly Archives: November 2018

Comprehensive Exams: December 2018



As the end of another semester approaches, the time for Comprehensive Exams has come as well! At the end of the EdD Program, students take the Comprehensive Exams before enrolling in their final course: Capstone III. Today Dr. Leavitt interviews Dr. Elder to discuss the components of the exam, the best way to prepare for the Comps, and the importance of attending the prep sessions (happening this week!). If students are taking the exam this semester on December 8th, or in the future, this edition of CapIT! is extremely beneficial!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]


Conversation with Apple Education Team Member, Dr. Jon Landis



In celebration of the School of Education’s Centennial, Dr. Jon Landis from Apple’s Education team gave a keynote address and sat down with Drs. Elder and Leavitt for CapIT! Dr. Landis discussed his own doctoral journey while working on his PhD in Sociology; he shared many relevant takeaways such as the importance of working with an adviser or chair and exploring unfamiliar territories. The role of technology in today’s education system is also explored as Landis addressed in his keynote, it is time to change the assessment paradigms in this knowledge economy. Excellent ideas are delved into on this special edition of CapIT!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]


Meet Dr. Nicole Vaux, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership



For this edition of CapIT!, Drs. Elder and Leavitt sit down with the newest member of the Ed Leadership team, Dr. Nicole Vaux. Dr. Vaux comes to Lindenwood with a wealth of experience and knowledge from working in various K-12 schools and universities. She shares those experiences as well as her doctoral journey. Her advice on developing a topic, establishing a theoretical framework, and finding research is insightful and thought provoking. You will have a great deal to reflect upon after listening to Dr. Vaux’s wise words.  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]