Fail an entire class?

I hope the professor at least discussed this possibility in the syllabus.

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Diploma in hand…

Now that I have my PhD in hand (and framed, no less!)…what is next?
1) Get the Distinguished Real Estate Educator designation from the Real Estate Educators Association.
2) Propose more morality-based research, and obtain funding for same.
3) Write 2 articles for peer-reviewed journals re: my dissertation research.
4) Investigate job opportunities far and wide: Can anyone say Dubai? Abu Dhabi?

Does anyone have any suggestions? :-) I am all ears!

Dr Sam

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Now that the dissertation is over…

…I have a little time! What to do now? On my hit list:
1) re-vamp my math review book;
2) get the DREI designation (;
3) further my research;
4) find one full-time position, instead of a multitude of positions;
5) lose a little more weight;
6) keep teaching and tutoring!

What else to do? Hmmmm….

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A link to my abstract…

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Thanks for Your Patience

Well it has been a while since I updated my blog. Now that I am finished with my dissertation, I should be able to get back to jotting down my thoughts and ramblings again. Hooray! I will try to make these updates weekly. Please feel free to respond. I would like my blog to become an active community.

Thanks for sharing the path.


Dr Sam

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Please Help With My Research

Appraisers about to take the USPAP Update, please consider participating in my PhD research. Please go to the following link and help our profession!

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Woohoo! IRB Approval

Walden U’s Institutional Review Board has approved my data collection for my dissertation. This is a milestone that took about a month. I appreciate the IRB process as they make sure my participants are protected. It also helps make sure my documentation is in order. Although the ultimate responsibility is mine, IRB helps make sure my documents are logical and comprehensive.
Now, onward to data collection!


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Gresham’s Dynamic

Just discovered Gresham’s Dynamic: bad ethics drives good ethics from the marketplace or profession because cheaters prosper. I intend to correlate this with Bandura’s Tactics of Moral Disengagement and a few other odds and ends in the near future. Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?


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Working, working working

I just came back from the AECT 2012 conference. A fun time was had by all! Met Vicki Napper again, and became the Ethics Committee rep to the Training and Performance Division. And made a presentation based on my dissertation. On a related front, I am making progress on my dissertation. Whew!

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Using the Defining Issues Test (DIT) or some alternate assessment to test pre-licensees

Hey all!
Just a quick thought based on Izzo et al’s work:
It would be a VERY interesting project to test several folks about to take their licensing exams (real estate, appraisal, etc) and then track them over several years. IS there a correlation between DIT score, level of Cognitive Moral Development (CMD), and jurisdictional sanction/conviction? Hmmm..

Izzo, G. M., Langford, B. E., & Vitell, S. (2006). Investigating the efficacy of interactive ethics education: A difference in pedagogical emphasis. [Article]. Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice, 14(3), 239-248. doi: 10.2753/mtp1069-6679140305

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