Pedagogy and Professional Development

Integrating distance students into a graduate student organization

  • Arienne McCracken (Iowa State University)
  • Sara Jablon (Iowa State University)
  • Amy Dorie (Iowa State University)
  • Ashley Garrin (Iowa State University)


Recognizing that distance PhD students would make up an increasingly large proportion of the AMD student body in the near future, the executive committee set out to gain a more nuanced understanding of the needs of their distance PhD colleagues. To this end, the researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with current distance student members. Questions focused on their perceptions of the benefits associated with being a member of AMDGSA and how it could better serve their needs as distance PhD students.

How to Cite:

McCracken, A., Jablon, S., Dorie, A. & Garrin, A., (2015) “Integrating distance students into a graduate student organization”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
11 Nov 2015
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