So, my current perspective is “I am done”. No, I haven’t defended my work, but I am very close now. I had the fortune to present a snapshot of my findings at the Association of College Unions International Conference this past Tuesday in St. Louis. This was a major hurdle for me, which turned out to be a great experience. I had a packed house for an 8am session, which I received many compliments until I left for home yesterday.
The best part is that I have concluded that “I am done”. What I mean is that I feel the confidence that I have written what needed to be said. I have developed a grounded theory, which I call “Tierno’s 6 Principles of College Union Efficacy”. Once I am published there will be more to come… So, stay tuned.
Summer 2013 Update:
I am happy to report that I successfully defended my dissertation on April 26, 2013, and received my degree on May 26, 2013.
- I have submitted a session proposal for the ACUI Conference in Orlando to present on my 6 Principles of College Union Efficacy, which has been accepted.
- I am looking at conducting in-depth research on the 6 Principles this fall, so watch your email for an invitation to participate.