Higher Ed Live

Student Affairs Live - To Doc or not to Doc: Considerations for Pursuing a Doctorate for Student Affairs Practitioners

December 6, 2017

Are you a student affairs practitioner considering a doctorate? How do you know if this is the right step for your career path? Is a doctorate necessary for upward mobility in student affairs? What are the pros and cons of pursuing a doctorate? What are the pros and cons of pursuing a student affairs career without a doctorate?

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, guest host Keith Edwards speaks with current doctorate student - Fernando Rodriguez, practitioner with a doctorate - Ed Cabellon, and faculty member and former student affairs practitioner - OiYan Poon. Guests will discuss their varied perspectives to help student affairs practitioners think more deeply about whether pursuing a doctorate is right for them or not, rather than just feeling like it is something everyone should do.