The lord of PhD: Fellowship of the dissertation - A guide to surviving the pursuit of a PhD

Stephanie Cutler, James Pembridge, Matthew Verleger, Lauren Thomas

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Abstract

Allegories have been used to represent ideas, concepts, and processes, primarily in classical literature. In engineering education, allegories have been used to describe the different roles within academia [1]. Here, we focus specifically on the path of a doctoral student in engineering working towards earning their degree and completing a dissertation. The path will be discussed as an allegory to "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien [2]. This allegory explores the milestones, characters, barriers, and support doctoral students will meet along their journey. The session will utilize identity-trajectory to guide discussion and encourage attendees to explore and share their experiences. The session is aimed at providing guidelines to students progressing through a doctoral degree and to assist graduate advisors in supporting their students on this journey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEnergizing the Future, FIE 2013 - Proceedings
Pages1480-1482
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2013Oct 26 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOklahoma City, OK
Period10/23/1310/26/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Cutler, S., Pembridge, J., Verleger, M., & Thomas, L. (2013). The lord of PhD: Fellowship of the dissertation - A guide to surviving the pursuit of a PhD. In 2013 Frontiers in Education Conference: Energizing the Future, FIE 2013 - Proceedings (pp. 1480-1482). [6685082] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6685082