Doctoral Program

Educational Leadership Research Collaborative

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Educational Leadership Research Collaborative is to support doctoral students, doctoral faculty, and school/community college colleagues with research and related scholarly initiatives. The focus of the activities of the Collaborative is on research that is centered on problems of educational practice with primary emphasis on inquiry which addresses our program vision: “effecting profound change in teaching and learning that leads to improved student achievement.” The research of the Collaborative is undertaken by a network of individuals committed to educational change based on evidence of improved student learning.


Increase the research opportunities of doctoral faculty, students and school/community college colleagues

  • Promote the connectivity of educational research and practice
  • Serve as a catalyst and gathering place for scholarly inquiry on educational administration
  • Support research regarding problems of educational practice and policy
  • Encourage dissemination of the research of doctoral faculty, students and school/community college colleagues
  • Contribute to advancing a doctoral culture at CSUN

Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Program Distinguished Lectures

December 2, 2010Phil Garcia , Senior Director of Analytic Studies, Office of the Chancellor of California State UniversityHow Well Do Remediated Students at the CSU Fare in Terms of Persistence to Degree?4-6 PMEd 1214
May 14, 2010

Barbara Beno, President of Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC)

The Two Faces of Higher Education Accreditation - Federal Regulation and Self Regulation

8 – 11 a.m.

University Club

May 8, 2009

Jack Scott, Chancellor of LA Community College District

Jack Friedlander, Vice President of Santa Barbara College

Vision for California Community Colleges


Campus Leadership Issues

8 - 11 a.m.

University Club

December 2, 2009

Randall Lindsey, Director of the Ed.D Program at California Lutheran University

Cultural Proficiency

5 – 8 p.m.

University Club