DBA Program Collaborates in Joint Student Orientation

In the spirit of interdisciplinary activities between colleges, the Doctor of Business Administration program partnered with the new Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science program to conduct a joint orientation for incoming fall students.

“This was the start of a new initiative to provide interdisciplinary opportunities to doctoral students,” said Dr. Kathy Kennedy-Ratajack, Dean of the College of Business. “We are working hard to identify more opportunities across colleges to give students a broad range of options.”

The evening orientation for both face-to-face and online students began with welcoming remarks by Dr. Jim Wilson, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The orientation also included a presentation on library resources by Adrienne Johnson, Assistant Director of the Wilmington University Library, an introduction to Blackboard, Collaborate and Portfolium by Christian Broderick, Instructional Technologist, Online & Educational Technology, and a workshop on APA formatting and academic writing style by Matthew Whelihan, English Program Chair for the College of Arts & Sciences.

“It was a wonderful way to bring all the students in at one time and share a lot of great information,” Dr. Kennedy-Ratajack said.

Future plans call for the development of a joint orientation for Spring 2019 online students in the DBA and Social Sciences programs.