Erin Connor and Michelle Collay present at Northeast Educational Research Association conference

Erin Connor and Michelle Collay

November 20, 2017

Erin Connor, Ph.D., program manager for the graduate programs in Education in the University of New England College of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Michelle Collay, Ph.D., director of the online doctoral program in Educational Leadership, gave a presentation at the Northeast Educational Research Association conference in Trumbull, Connecticut.

They presented the framework for their ongoing program evaluation of the Education Doctorate, which seeks to learn how graduates characterize their experiences within the program and what evidence graduates provide that demonstrates the benefit or value of their graduate education.

They conducted an online survey of Ed.D. alumni as part of the University's three-year program review cycle. The resulting response data informed their research questions. They will continue with this program review process by conducting interviews of graduates regarding their experiences. Initial findings describe graduates' experience of a stronger knowledge base, the importance of the Ed.D. credential to their career opportunities and the experience of increased credibility and confidence.

To learn more about the College of Graduate and Professional studies, visit online.une.edu

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