Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dr. Conard?

My Comp students are currently working on their research projects. As part of the process this year, I have been completing the work on my own along with my students. Unlike my students, I have really enjoyed the process. It made me realize how much I miss being a student. Now that I have had the opportunity to teach full time for four years, I would like to go back and see how my learning skills have improved.

The problem is time and location. If I want to pursue a doctorate, the closest schools are KU, OU, or OSU. There is a program at Baylor that I would be the most interested in, but for any of these schools, pursuing a doctorate would require moving away for a couple of years at least. It would give me more options when it comes to looking for teaching jobs, but I also know that I have it pretty good at Hutch. Likewise, I know that God has me there for a reason. The process went so smoothly for me to get the job that I have that I do not want to neglect what God is calling me to do.

I ask myself the question about pursuing a doctorate in English at least once or twice a semester. Sometimes I wonder if that is why we do not have children yet. What to do? What to do?

4 comments:

Tracy said...

I thought you could pursue a doctorate without having to live on-site of the campus you are studying it from. Seems I have heard of more than one person doing it long-distance. Is that not an option with an English doctorate? You can't do it mostly all online and distance-learning?

Krista said...

BAYLOR BAYLOR BAYLOR!!!!!! We would only be an hour and a half apart!!!!!!

jen_lancaster said...

Sometimes I really wish we could still cast lots (and rely on the outcome...). Things would be so much easier!

Cherish said...

What does Matt say?