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Timing and Requirements: DIT

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) Residency Timing

Residency Required or Optional Timing
Residency 1 (RESI 8701) Required face-to-face Complete residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program, within 90 days of completing your Foundations course; required in order to advance into ITEC 8427.
Residency 2 (RESI 8702)

Required face-to-face

Complete residency 2 face-to-face during your Research Methodology courses; required in order to advance into ITEC 8201 and all subsequent program courses.
Doctoral Study Intensive retreat

Optional face-to-face

Complete a DIT Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face anytime after completing the first ITEC 8100.

Contact Academic Advising to register.

View the DIT Residency Calendar

Email Academic Advising if you have questions.

International Students: Be sure to register for your selected U.S. residency 3-4 months before the residency start date in order to allow sufficient time to complete the required processes and approvals for you to be able to travel and attend. View the SEVIS/I-20 site for complete information about the requirement for travel to U.S. residencies.

DIT Residency Learning Outcomes

The following are key learning outcomes you will be expected to achieve as part of your residency experiences at each level:

Residency 1 Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe program expectations and requirements.
  2. Demonstrate competency in critical thinking skills required of a doctoral student in chosen discipline.
  3. Engage faculty and peers in discourse that contributes to the collective advancement of scholarship in chosen discipline. 
  4. Engage university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral study and doctoral degree.
  5. Differentiate between dissertation and doctoral study. 
  6. Engage with faculty members and student colleagues to formulate appropriate research questions to be pursued in the doctoral study process. 
  7. Analyze research studies that have the potential to contribute to positive social change.  
  8. Engage in peer review to receive and provide critical feedback to shape the doctoral study proposal.

Residency 2 Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate competency in critical thinking skills required of a doctoral student in chosen discipline.  
  2. Engage faculty and peers in discourse that contributes to the collective advancement of scholarship in chosen discipline. 
  3. Engage university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral study and doctoral degree.  
  4. Engage with faculty members and student colleagues to formulate appropriate research questions to be pursued in the doctoral study process. Analyze research studies that have the potential to contribute to positive social change.  
  5. Engage in peer review to receive and provide critical feedback to shape the doctoral study proposal.  
  6. Design quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis approaches to solve chosen discipline problems.  
  7. Design a plan for research dissemination within the organization or in the field.