- EDL’s YouTube channel contains brief advising videos on choosing an advisor, qualifying exams, and other important topics:
- EDL Graduate Student Handbook – valuable information about your program of study in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies
- Choosing An Advanced Quantitative Methods Elective (for Ph.D. students)
Don’t Be That Student
- Students: How to email to your Professor, employer, and professional peers
- 18 Etiquette Tips for E-mailing Your Professor
- EDL on Twitter – follow our department on Twitter for important news and events you may not learn of elsewhere
Listservs & News Feeds
- UKNow GradSchool News Feed – Follow the UKNow Grad School News Feed to get reminders about important dates such as that for applying to graduate as well as information that is relevant to you as a graduate student.
- Department Listservs – There are also several listservs that are program specific. “EDLDOCTORAL” is for doc students. “EDLMED” is for masters and education specialist, and “EDLTEACHLEAD” is for those in the teacher leadership program.
New Student Information
- List of Courses
- Link Blue – UK’s online data management system for students and employees
- Free Software Downloads – Free access for UK students
- University of Kentucky Academic Calendar – Know all deadlines for your program
- College of Education Library
Tuition Support via Scholarships — the College of Education offers a variety of scholarships of which the following may be of interest to EDL students. For application deadlines and specific funding and eligibility requirements please contact your faculty advisor or Director of Graduate Studies. Recipients are expected to attend the annual College of Education Scholarship banquet held in September of each year. Other funding may be available thought grants and teaching, research, and graduate assistantships. Check with your faculty advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.
Bob Ogletree Graduate Fellowship – established in 2007 by the Department of Educational Leadership Studies to honor and remember long-time faculty member, Dr. James “Bob” Robert Ogletree. This annual fellowship supports students in Educational Leadership who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a superintendent position in a Kentucky school district.
Wallace Charles Hill Graduate Fellowship In Administration & Supervision – endowed in 1999 by Dr. Helen Thacker Hill in memory of her husband, Wallace Charles Hill. This fellowship supports graduate student(s) in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies.
- Research Awards – learn about the Research Activity Award fund here.
- Graduate Assistantships – When available, departmental teaching assistantships and research assistantships will be listed here. Unfortunately, none specific to EDL are available at this time.
- College of Education Graduate Student Support – links to scholarships, assistantships and fellowships, job opportunities, tuition waivers for cooperating teachers, and professional travel support.
- Student Funding site – UK Graduate School
Navigating Your Graduate School Experience
- Resources For Grad Students – from the UK Graduate School
- Tutorial on how to organize your citations and reference material – including directly importing into EndNote from online repositories. By one of our students, Kevin Dunn.
- Tips on library access
- EndNote and a primer on Dropbox.
Resources for the Dissertation
- Student Dissertation Guidelines and Policies
- Guidelines PhD Students: Prospectus, Qualifying Exams, and Five-Chapter Dissertation Proposal and Defense (not Executive EdD) (Spring 2019 version)
- Guidelines for Executive EdD Students: MMAR Dissertation Prospectus, Qualifying Exams and Dissertation Manuscript (not PhD nor “old” EdD) (Fall 2019 version)
- Recommended Books for All Doctoral Students (PhD and EdD)
- University Guidelines
- University of Kentucky: Official Guide on the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
- Electronic Thesis and Dissertation submission guide – Simple and easy to follow, this will save you much stress and worry as you work to finalize their degree.
- Doctoral degree candidate form
- Masters & Specialist degree forms
- All other current forms for students
Leaves of Absence
Effective fall 2009, if you are an enrolled graduate student at the University of Kentucky and you sit out for one or more semesters you will need to complete a new application and pay the application fee in order to be considered for readmission. In many instances you can avoid this requirement by requesting a “leave of absence”. In addition to avoiding the application process, this status will allow you to priority register in preparation for your return.
Procedurally, you should contact your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) to seek approval for the leave prior to the beginning of the semester in question*.
- Ed.D. and Ed.S. and M.Ed. and Graduate Certificate students contact Dr. Justin Bathon.
- Ph.D. students contact Dr. Margaret Bausch.
If approved, the DGS will contact your Graduate School admissions officer who will modify your record accordingly. IMPORTANT: You may request no more than two consecutive and four total semesters in leave of absence status. Post-qualifying doctoral students are not eligible for the leave of absence.
International students considering a leave of absence are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with the UK International Center (formerly the Office of International Affairs), Department of Immigration Services prior to making a formal request.
*Post-baccalaureate students who need to request a leave of absence should contact their admissions officer directly.
Distance Learning Resources
Headsets for Video and Audio Conferences Online; Distance Learning Sessions
Preferences on headsets are as myriad as there are people and devices. Here are a few you might consider.
- On The Go – Cell Phone/iPad: For mobile telephones with a headphone jack, or for an iPad, the JLab Diego In-Ear Earbud headphones with Universal Mic are good quality for the money. The microphone also works on the single headphone/mic jack on the Macbook Air.
- Wireless Headset: For your desktop computer, the Logitech Wireless Headset (H760) With Behind-the-head Design is a good choice, with good quality sound and the convenience of being wireless. They are a little pricey compared to other models, however Professors Richardson and Nash have these and can recommend them.
- Wired Headset: The Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset (H390), are more budget-minded.