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Welcome to the first "On-Line Research Colloquium" for the Joint-Ph.D. Program. In this forum you will have the opportunity to participate in a scholarly research culture and community. Such a culture typically is characterized by constructive reciprocity--you give information and receive information, you give criticism and receive criticism, you give support and receive support, you give credit, and receive credit...). The colloquium format is ideal for facilitating such reciprocity. It should give you the opportunity to learn from others, to inform others, to reform your own research directions, and ... 

Formal Participants:

The formal participants are the two coordinators (Drs. Beynon and Morton), a dozen or so scholars from the first cohort, and a few scholars from the second cohort who may choose to register.             

Informal Participants:

The informal participants are students from the second cohort who wish to follow along, instructors from various electives, dissertation committee members, program coordinators, and invited guests. 


The participants in a colloquium are scholars who may come from diverse backgrounds, may represent different disciplines, may pursue different research agendas using different paradigms, may show diverse skill levels, and may present research at different stages of development. Diversity and positive attitudes like sharing, supporting, suggesting, nurture the researcher, and the research community. Growth of the researcher, the research community, and the field of knowledge will follow.

Methodology (Technical)

Since we are using an on-line format rather than the normal face-to-face format there may be some logistical problems to work through. However, the tools for a successful colloquial interchange are available in an on-line format. We plan to support and encourage a variety of formats that participants wish to use (e.g., Web Pages, Web Sites, e-mail, Document Attachments, PowerPoint, Discussion Threads, Chat Rooms, Video Conference, Video files (MPEG), Posters, and even snail mail, or cuneiform projects.

Methodology (Pedagogical)

Although somewhat similar to the Methodology described above, participants may wish to consider additional pedagogical techniques (e.g., lecture, collaborations, debate, problem solving, simulations, role playing, construction, case study, field trips, e-field trips, games, and so on).