Cal State L.A. to host Southern California Educational Leadership Research Symposium

WHO:   Cal State L.A. will host the first-ever Southern California CSU Ed.D. Research Symposium on Saturday, May 31, where approximately 100 doctoral students and faculty members from CSU Northridge, Long Beach State, CSU Fullerton, CSU San Bernardino, Fresno State, CSU Bakersfield and Cal Poly Pomona will be in attendance.

WHAT:   Modeled after professional research association conferences, the symposium will feature the work of doctoral students in research paper presentations, roundtable discussions and poster presentations throughout the day—spanning topics from “early childhood teachers’ use of assessment strategies” to “African American males’ experiences as STEM majors at a university.” Keynote address will be presented by Jennifer Peck, executive director of Partnership for Children & Youth.

WHEN:   Saturday, May 31, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

WHERE:   The Southern California CSU Ed.D. Research Symposium will be held at the Golden Eagle Ballroom and the University-Student Union on the Cal State L.A. campus. For a campus map and directions:

MORE:   Cal State L.A., along with six other CSU campuses, offers the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program, which specializes in preK-12 and postsecondary education.  In 2007, the CSU launched the first wave of independent doctoral degree programs on campuses across the state. In subsequent years, more campuses implemented Ed.D. programs, and program directors began discussing how they might bring their many students together at regional symposiums to build a statewide network of CSU doctoral students and graduates. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which provides research fellowships for CSU Ed.D. students, is a symposium partner.

INFO:   For details, call (323) 343-4330 or visit the symposium website:  

There is no cost for Ed.D. students and faculty from the sponsoring campuses. (RSVP is required.)

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