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Hosted by the ACSP Doctoral Committee
October 22 & 23, 2019 ~ Greenville, South Carolina
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Doctoral Committee of ACSP invites doctoral students of planning working on their dissertation research to attend the 2019 ACSP PhD Workshop, to be held just before the 2019 ACSP Annual Conference also in Greenville.
This workshop attracts PhD students from planning programs from around the world to gather and discuss the practical details of creating, producing, distributing and consuming planning knowledge among scholars. Participants will work on conceiving, designing, and presenting PhD-quality research to multiple audiences, including, most centrally, their peers. Students will advise one another as scholars pursuing unique research paths within a community of shared inquiry. The faculty work jointly as teachers, advisors, and coaches.
Participants & Faculty
The workshop is oriented toward planning doctoral students who have passed their qualifying examination (or equivalent) and will be defending, or have recently defended, their PhD dissertation proposal within about six months prior to or following the workshop. Students will have multiple opportunities to present their work to their fellow students and workshop faculty in smaller breakout sessions. Students will be expected to submit a synopsis of their dissertation proposal about one month before the workshop. The workshop will be limited to approximately 20-25 students to ensure adequate time for participation and feedback. Workshop faculty will be drawn from several institutions. All have extensive experience advising PhD students in multiple domains.
Workshop Facility & Housing
The workshop will be hosted at the Greenville One Center. The center has the best of built-in technology, rooms filled with natural light and panoramic views of America's 4th fastest growing city. Housing will be at the Aloft Hotel which is part of ONE Greenville, a mixed-use hub in the heart of the city. The headquarters for the 2019 ACSP Annual Conference is the Hyatt Regency Greenville - within easy walking distance of the workshop venue.
Greenville, SC is serviced by the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the gateway to Upstate South Carolina. The airport is serviced by 6 airlines (Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Express) offering 49 non-stop average daily departures to 15 major cities and 18 airports across the U.S. Flying into Atlanta and renting a car would be about a 2 hour and 45 minute drive; flying into Charlotte, NC and renting a car would take you about 2 hours (the on-site parking fee at the ALoft Hotel is $7 USD daily).
Fees & Costs
The workshop registration fee is $200/person. The workshop fee will cover most food and beverage, and we hope to be able to provide two night's housing for those accepted.
The workshop will include both plenary and small-group sessions. Each student will make at least two presentations about his or her research during the course of the workshop. The workshop organization will be based on four questions about dissertation research: Who, Why, What, and How?
Tentative Workshop Agenda
Tuesday, October 22
* Pandora’s Box = Discussion allowing students to express and discuss concerns and anxieties as they conceive of or undertake their research.
Application Deadline: Monday August 29th
Notification of Acceptance: during the week of September 12th
Synopsis of Dissertation Proposal Due: Tuesday, September 24
Workshop: Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23
How to Apply- Two Parts
Applications will not be reviewed without both parts as described above: the form AND the email from the advisor. Applications will be reviewed by the ACSP Doctoral Committee. Previous years’ workshops have been able to accommodate about 50-60% of those who applied.
All those selected to participate must submit a four-page (single-spaced) summary of the student’s dissertation research proposal no later than September 24. These will be distributed among participating students and faculty prior to the workshop. In addition, all participants will be expected to make an 8-minute, 5-slide presentation of their research during the afternoon of the workshop.
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