IDV In-person Sessions: Welcome
The International Development Doctoral program embraces face to face sessions with our students (known as in-persons). Research indicates that a hybrid delivery educational model is a superior learning environment compared to that of just online education. And when facing one of the most difficult degrees there is to earn - a research-based doctorate - the more face-to-face time the better for the student. At the in-person sessions student have classes and much more. There are workshops, time to interact with faculty outside the classroom and opportunities to meet people peers from around the country and multiple countries with different interests, background and experiences. During the first and last in person sessions of the semester the students meet on campus. The middle in person is held at another site related to applying the research in the classroom or parallel with an academic conference to give students exposure to other researchers from around the country and the world presenting their research and allowing the students an opportunity to present their research to an academic audience.
--Dr. David Butler, Faculty Leader of the Social/Cultural Research Team