Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-05-29

  • Too cloudy to try the new telescope tonight. #
  • I can'r do any more work today; need some R&R. #
  • Colleague is researching senior leaders using social media with staff & changes in the concept of leadership. Any references? #phdchat #
  • A colleague is researching senior leaders using social media with staff & changes in the concept of leadership. Anybody know any references? #
  • Was able to get out of the city for the long, holiday weekend. Amazed at how much rain the local area got in the past 2 weeks. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-05-26

  • Amazed at how busy the #phdchat tag has been over the past 2 days. Phew; just caught up. #
  • I just saw Spider Man on Sunday; but it sounds better on American Idol now. Perhaps Bono and The Edge should have been there? #
  • Somebody in #phdchat mentioned the book "They Say / I Say" today. Was it recommended? #
  • Have to go, but glad to share on #phdchat in real time. Stay well, think much, reflect always, and write often. #
  • I think about critical thinking from the perspective of Stephen Brookfield: the process to uncover and check assumptions #phdchat #
  • I just got Fail Whale again. #wtf #Twitter ! Twice in the same week? What is this, 2008 again? #

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My Page on the Lancaster University Website

My department at Lancaster University, Educational Research, requested that doctoral students consider having a presence on the Graduate School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, website. Now that my doctoral thesis proposal was approved, I thought it was time to list my thesis working title, along with my areas of research interest.

Creating a page on the school’s website in some way shows my current connection to my studies and the university, though it also caused me to do something long-overdue, namely update my CV. Seems like an easy thing to do, but listing my areas of interest, along with the keywords to describe them, is a challenging thing at best, and an seemingly overwhelming excercise for somebody as interdisciplinary (and somewhat postmodern) as I am. I felt a bit paralyzed with something seemingly so simple, as I was concerned I would be specifying myself to the point that I would limit myself and in the process fail to capture how rich I believe my interests are.

Of course, this is in itself one of the challenges with doctoral studies, as that tiny little piece of original work we are expected to do will naturally have to be specific. Any surprise I am interested in threshold concepts as a focal point in my doctoral research itself?