What They Didn’t Teach You In Graduate School… The #phdchat Edition

I finally wrapped up reading What They Didn’t Teach You in Graduate School during my #summerreading stint. This is the first edition and there is now a 2.0 update. This book is geared towards American doctoral students and academics; however PhD’s outside…

What Communities and Hashtags Connect You On Twitter?

Twitter is commonly used for learning & development. We know that hashtags are great ways to link conversations, trends, news, and happenings on this social network. In real time, you can follow a story, participate in a conversation, and contribute…

Twitter to Enhance Learning & Performance

Twitter provides the opportunity to have micro-conversations in 140 characters or less. This social media platform has been repurposed by a number of educators for workplace learning. Twitter is not the only form of professional development available and you do not have…

PhD Balance & Support: Life as a Doctoral Researcher and Higher Ed Professional

As part of my “Thanks-For-Supporting-My-PhD-Completion” and ways to motivate other doctoral researchers, Melissa and I decided to write an article for NACADA’s Academic Advising Today. This piece shared insights from our #hackPhD Panel at #nacada13 and our own hindsight of what…

#Dissertation Thanks and Acknowledgement for my PhD Journey

“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” ~ Etienne Wenger My doctoral dissertation research is dedicated to all…

Defending My Dissertation Proposal

#Dissertation Proposal Defense-PASSED! Now to analyze data. http://t.co/Dxzi55cZMX Thx for the support all. #ItDOESTakesAVilliage #phdchat — Laura Pasquini (@laurapasquini) February 25, 2014 Well there you have it. I successfully defended my dissertation proposal to my faculty committee on Tuesday. My…

The PhD: Troubles Talk… and Moan… and So On

As a PhD candidate, I am trying to be more cognizant  with my response when asked the following (common) questions: “How’s your dissertation going?” “When are you going to finish your PhD ?” “Where have you been? I haven’t seen…