To cohort or not to cohort: implications of cohorts of graduate students in online programs

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This session will address the benefits and challenges of implementing fully online graduate programs based on whether students are admitted in a cohort or uncohorted.  The presenters have recently developed and implemented fully online uncohorted master's programs, as well as cohorted master's and doctoral programs. Topics that will be addressed include how students are admitted and supported throughout fully online programs, based on their scheduling needs and admittance cycles (every semester versus once a semester, etc.).  Cohorted and uncohorted programs have their benefits and challenges and those will be discussed interactively with the audience.



     Kristi Gilmore, Assistant Professor of Practice, Texas Tech University,

     Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University