Active participation and contribution in the Induction experience are foundational elements of the Learning and Leadership Doctoral Program. The Induction is a unique experience where doctoral faculty and participants come together to engage in interactive learning activities.

Objectives of Induction:

  • Investigate and articulate the relationships between learning and leadership
  • Discuss expectations in terms of academic rigor and research
  • Explore the program’s seven competency areas and discuss critical reflection
  • Examine the program philosophy and the various roles/responsibilities involved in doctoral study
  • Engage with cohort peers, program participants, doctoral faculty/staff, and university administrators

Participation in all virtual activities, attendance at face-to-face sessions, and active participation and contribution during the multi-day Induction experience is required. Should a participant be unable to actively engage in Induction-related activities, s/he must notify the Program Office ( immediately in writing and may apply to a future cohort.