Campus: CSU Fullerton -- July 3, 2002
Cal State Fullerton/UCI Developing Joint Doctorate Program
Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine are joining forces to develop a doctoral
program in educational leadership with a concentration in administration
and policy. It will be Cal State Fullerton's first joint doctorate.
"This is an example of Cal State Fullerton's partnerships with
other educational institutions to prepare educational leaders for K-12
systems in Orange County and adjacent areas. The program also may be
of interest to some rising educational leaders in community college
settings," said Ephraim Smith, vice president for academic affairs,
noting that the campus recommended more than 1,600 candidates for state
teaching credentials during the 2001-2002 academic year. "It reaffirms
our leadership in education and provides educators with a geographically
accessible and affordable doctoral program."
Cal State Fullerton is part of a five-campus consortium developing the
joint doctorates with the support of a $325,000 grant from the California
State University/University of California Joint Ed.D. Board. Established
in November, the board was created to produce joint doctoral programs
in education to meet the state's educational leadership needs. Each
university system has devoted $2 million to the effort.
"The program will respond to clear statewide policy that encourages
California State University campuses to develop such programs in collaboration
with University of California campuses," said Keith O. Boyum, associate
vice president for academic programs. "We look forward to working
with all of these campuses in the learning interests of students."
Boyum is developing the program in conjunction with Louise Adler, chair
and professor of educational leadership, and Mickey Hollis, acting associate
dean of the College of Human Development and Community Services and
director of the School of Education.
"Participating in this collaborative effort provides us with a
number of opportunities," said Hollis. "It further enables
us to meet the growing need for school administrators and leaders; there
are many well-qualified people in this area who want advanced preparation
and, due to distances and finances, are unable to satisfy their desires
by attending a UC campus. This program will help remedy that problem,"
"This program will bring extra strength to the existing graduate
programs at Cal State Fullerton," Hollis added. "The opportunity
for our faculty to work with doctoral students and to expand their research
interest will enrich our educational environment. In the final analysis,
it is a win-win opportunity for our faculty, our students and the K-12
schools in this area, including their teachers and their students."
A degree proposal may be ready for campus review by the fall, Boyum
noted. The proposal will be reviewed by the special joint CSU-UC board
and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Courses could be
offered as early as fall 2003.
Keith Boyum, associate vice president for academic programs, at (714)
278-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mickey Hollis, director of the School of Education, at (714) 278-7350
Louise Adler, chair and professor of educational leadership, at (714)
278-7673 or email@example.com
Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at (714) 278-4852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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