November Meeting Recap

November Meeting Minutes

Teachers College Doctoral Council held their third general meeting of the ’21-’22 school year!

DEC has been hard at work to improve the doctoral experience. Two new student workers have been hired. Class schedules are in the process of being finalized! Time to start registering. There have also been some updates to student travel funding. Be sure to check the emails and timelines to ensure you get the funding you need. The deadline for the spring semester is February 20th! The doctoral programs are all undergoing a curriculum mapping process over the next two years. This process is currently engaging research about our peer institutions, their programs and research.

EdD students have been responding to our survey to let us know what resources they’d like to see. Keep it up!

PhD students have previously shared concerns about the course proposal process. We discussed current steps and the timeline of the course proposal process and areas where it has presented some frustration. We discussed some possible suggestions or changes that could possibly reduce frustration for both students and faculty. We are working towards a proposal for the Doctoral Team. Please reach out if you would like to be included in this process. If not, but you still have some pros/cons/suggestions, then please feel free to reach out to Kristi Glassmeyer via email (

Thanks to those who participated in the open forum! We always appreciate your feedback. Students shared that they’d like important TCDC dates to be shared via Canvas. In addition, there seems to be some issues with how Canvas notifications are arriving, or not, in students’ inboxes. Students would prefer that time sensitive information is sent via direct email. 

The 8th Annual TCDC Research Conference is coming up! Start preparing your proposals! The conference is open to all graduate students, even those outside MLFTC. Please share with your colleagues in other colleges!


Be sure to catch us at the next TCDC Meeting: December 7, 12p-1p AZ time

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