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Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004, 12:33 pm
Ohmigod

Columbia just called; they're offering me a full scholarship plus $15,000 a year to join a brand-new group focusing on games and storytelling. Best of all, that money's a grant - I don't have teaching or research obligations other than working on my dissertation. I have a feeling they really want me. :)

Except for the fact that it's an EdD. instead of a PhD. this sounds pretty damn ideal. I'm going up there later this week to talk to them; I know that Teacher's College does interdisciplinary programs with the main body of Columbia so maybe they'll be willing to pull a few strings for me.

Yay! And did I mention yay?

Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
scarywhitegirl

Congrats! Going to grad school and NOT having those teaching and research obligations is certainly the way to do it... :)

Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC)
eclectician

w00t! Everything's better when you're paid to do it.

What'll a PhD let you do that an EdD won't? Or rather, what will an EdD make it harder and easier to do?

Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
kleenestar

They'll both let you go on to professorships and get grants and stuff. However, an EdD is a lot more helpful in getting into schools of education and doing education-related grants, getting jobs, etc. I'm not particularly interested in the educational aspects of all this stuff, so I don't want to get sidetracked by the kind of degree I get. The question is whether they're offering a good enough package that it's worth taking the risk, or whether they're willing to give me a PhD instead. (Given how much they seem to want me, I'd give good odds on the latter . . . )

Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
bneuensc

Get both. <evil grin>

Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)
bneuensc

Schweet!

Thu, Apr. 8th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
childofscandal

Congratulations! I can't think of anybody else who deserves this opportunity more than you do, hun! :)