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CDS Alumni Collaborative Projects, 2018 & 2019 Teams

2018 & 2019 CDS Alumni Collaborative projects

All researchers are CDS doctoral graduates. 

 

2019 CDS Alumni Collaborative Projects

All four projects were completed. A total of 14 doctoral graduates participated in 4 research teams in 2019.  

Team 1- Title: A Mixed Method Exploration of Completion Expectations of Online Doctoral Students

Team Leader: Kristina McGaha; Team Members: Diana Hart and Wendy Aoki

Abstract:  

For students in the early to mid-stages of their non-academic careers, obtaining a doctoral degree is typically to enhance, improve, or transition along a career path.  Increased demands on working students and increased accessibility to non-traditional degree programs has resulted in many of these students opting to pursue a doctoral degree online.  Innovations in online learning have helped to increase the success/completion rate of online doctoral students.  However, accessibility and innovation do not guarantee a student’s opportunity to realize their career or completion goals when earning a terminal degree.  This exploratory sequential mixed methods study will identify the career expectations of online doctoral students and how these expectations were realized (or not) as reported by online doctoral alumni.  Qualitative interviews will be analyzed and survey data will be collected to confirm the scope of presence the narratives in the greater cohort.  Insights gained from this proposed study may help universities evaluate the efficacy of the career programs as offered to online doctoral students.  The findings may have implications beyond academia as well – a better understanding of students with non-academic career intentions may serve as a benchmark for organizational strategists and talent managers.

Keywords:

Doctoral students, online, career, mixed methods, post-doctoral

Presentation Citation: Presenter, A Mixed Methods Exploration of Completion Expectations of Online Doctoral Students     2020

The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference (TQR), Ft. Lauderdale, FL  

Publication Citation:   Two publications under review; one with eLearn Magazine (trade journal), and one with TQR 

 

Team 2 – Title: Alumni Engagement: A Narrative Inquiry Study of Alumni at the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Phoenix

Team Leader: Cynthia Booher; Team Members: Darryl Jones and Casandra Holliday

Presentations:

  1. 2019, ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT: A MIXED METHOD INQUIRY STUDY OF ALUMNI AFTER GRADUATE SCHOOL" a paper presentation at the 7th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
  2. 2019 Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit hosted by the College of Doctoral Studies at the University of Phoenix
  3. 2020 ATI national nurse educators conference 

ABSTRACT

​The aim of this mixed-method study sought to gain insight into why Ph.D. and Doctorate gradates do not remain actively engaged in research at their educational institutions after confirmation.  One goal of this study is to learn from advanced graduates why he or she are not actively engaged in research at their academic institutions after graduation and why.  Earning a Ph.D. or Doctorate degree is very demanding, requires a steadfast commitment to time management, motivation, takes several years to complete, and a substantial financial obligation.  The requirement to earn a Ph.D. or Doctorate may differ amongst academic institutions, but the Institutional Review Board standards are strict and the ethical standards for completion are non-negotiable. ​The results of this study can be useful to academic institutions by providing valuable data and insights for colleges and universities on how to keep their current students and alumni engaged in research after graduation.  The conferment of a Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree is an implied commitment to scholarship and bringing new research to the academic community.  Colleges and Universities with strong alumni research programs possess the ability to impact scholarship in a productive and strategic manner.

Team 3 – Title: Factors Impacting the Full Adoption of Patient Portals Within Healthcare Organizations

Team Leader: Radica Bissoondial; Team Members: Gwendolyn Avington and Emma Haynes, Louisa Arthur-ofei

Factors Impacting the Full Adoption of Patient Portals Within Healthcare Organizations: Part 1

By Dr. Radica Bissoondial, Dr. Gwendolyn Avington, Dr. Louisa Arthur-ofei, Dr. Emma Haynes, Dr. Tejram Basdeo

https://www.naham.org/page/ConnectionsPatientPortalsPart1

Factors Impacting the Full Adoption of Patient Portals Within Healthcare Organizations: Part 2

By Dr. Radica Bissoondial, Dr. Gwendolyn Avington, Dr. Louisa Arthur-ofei, Dr. Emma Haynes, Dr. Tejram Basdeo

https://www.naham.org/page/ConnectionsPatientPortalsPart2

 

Team 4 – Title: SAS Alumni Professional Career Development Needs, Issues, and Challenges 

Team Leader: Darcey Gray; Team Members:  Barbara Vaiana, Michelle Davis, Raymond Holmes

 

 

 

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2018 CDS Alumni Projects

2018 CDS Alumni Collaborative Projects

All four projects were completed. A total of 13 doctoral graduates participated in 4 research teams in 2018.  

Team 1 - Title: The Intersectionality between Grit and Spirituality as Contributors to Doctoral Success among Professional Doctoral Candidates and Graduates

Team Leader: Lunthita Duthely; Team Members: Diana Hart, James Rice

 

Team 2 - Title: Evaluating Student Leadership Training in Doctoral Online

Team Leader: Jennifer Calito; Team Members:  Cynthia Knittle, Linnel Hickman

 

Team 3 - Title: The SAS Alumni Scholarly Development Needs, Issues and Challenges

Team Leader: Imani Akin; Team Members: Shanel Harris, Matasha Murrell Jones

 

Team 4 - Title:  Assessing Strategic Thinking Behaviors of Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership Alumni

Team Leader: Daniel Roberts; Team Members: Marisela Jimenez, Mensah Nord, Charles Cattermole