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It’s All About Time Management!

Time. It can get away from us. This week, Drs. Elder and Leavitt give advice on how to best manage time so you can get the most out of engaging in your coursework, writing at home, and researching on your own. Tune in for tips on finishing this semester strong and starting the new one off on the right foot! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

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”,]

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”,]

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”,]

Live from Magna Teaching with Technology Conference

Drs. Elder and Leavitt presented at the Magna Teaching with Technology conference in downtown St. Louis on Sunday, October 7th. For their presentation they discussed this podcast, CapIT!, and they recorded a live podcast with another presenter, Madeline Craig. After the presentation they sat down with each other to discuss the other sessions they attended, and conferences and collaboration in the 21st century world. Join the Magna conversation! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

Conversation with New Acting Assistant Dean: Dr. Bob Steffes

The Educational Leadership Department has a new Acting Assistant Dean, Dr. Bob Steffes! He graciously takes time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Drs. Elder and Leavitt to tell us about his career, new role at the university, work as a doctoral student, and advice for current EdD students. His inspiring words and great conversation makes for another must listen episode of CapIT! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

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!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

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!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

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.  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]

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!  [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”,]