Walden Dissertation Committee Very Responsive

I’m excited to report I’ve just sent a complete draft of my dissertation to Dr. Nolan (who is the chair of my committee). I know I’ve got months of revisions and hoops to jump through ahead of me, but boy is this starting to feel real – and nearly done. I should graduate after exactly five years in the program.

More importantly, after having written on this blog about my frustrations with getting my proposal approved in a timely manner (and with some incendiary post titles), I want to say publicly how amazingly responsive my committee was when they reviewed chapters 1 through 4 two weeks ago. They all got back to me with incredibly detailed, helpful, and encouraging feedback only two days after I turned in my draft. I certainly don’t expect such extraordinary turn around time with this complete draft of all five chapters and appendixes (they technically have 10 business days to respond), but I’m very much looking forward to their feedback and to improving my paper until it is ready for academic review and the provost’s signature.

Onward…

2 Responses to “Walden Dissertation Committee Very Responsive”

  1. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Disappointed With Walden University Says:

    [...] UPDATE 04/23/08: It turns out I didn’t actually want to bring people out of the woodwork who have had troubles with Walden. I know the issues you’ll read about in the comments below can happen at any University. Also, though this was a frustrating time for me, I know I might have been as frustrated or more in a traditional Ph.D. program. Since that time my committee has been heroic in their efforts to push my submissions through the system – and just last night I had my dissertation approved with minor edits following my oral defense. If I can complete all the form and style revisions quickly enough I expect to graduate next month and to walk this summer. I’m thrilled. And I say again unequivocally that Walden was an excellent learning experience for me over five years, despite this one quarter of frustration. I know other individual’s experiences may very, but I can whole heartedly recommend the school and the Educational Technology Ph.D. program. In keeping with good blogging ethics, though, I won’t be removing this post or the comments below. I’ll let this update set the story straight. [...]

  2. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Walden University Exploits Students for Money Says:

    [...] UPDATE 04/23/08: It turns out I didn’t actually want to bring people out of the woodwork who have had troubles with Walden. I know the issues you’ll read about in the comments below can happen at any University. Also, though this was a frustrating time for me, I know I might have been as frustrated or more in a traditional Ph.D. program. Since that time my committee has been heroic in their efforts to push my submissions through the system – and just last night I had my dissertation approved with minor edits following my oral defense. If I can complete all the form and style revisions quickly enough I expect to graduate next month and to walk this summer. I’m thrilled. And I say again unequivocally that Walden was an excellent learning experience for me over five years, despite this one quarter of frustration. I know other individual’s experiences may very, but I can whole heartedly recommend the school and the Educational Technology Ph.D. program. In keeping with good blogging ethics, though, I won’t be removing this post or the comments below. I’ll let this update set the story straight. [...]