Education Faculty Mentor South African Students
June 21, 2013 | Updated July 8, 2013
Five doctoral students from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa are spending a month on campus as part of their Ph.D. in higher education-student affairs program. The students will attend classes, learn data analysis techniques, work with College of Education faculty members and present their dissertations in progress during their stay through July 15. The college's Educational Leadership Department and the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) have partnered with the Cape Town university to develop a doctoral program with a specialization in higher education-student affairs.
"This South African partnership is important because it contributes to CSUF's globalization interests, as well as the college's desire to tackle common problems in education from different perspectives," said Dawn Person, professor of educational leadership and C-REAL director. Other education faculty members involved in the project are: Debra Cote, Eugene Fujimoto, Karen Ivers, Vita Jones and Melinda Pierson.