My PhD Journey, So Far...
As part of my PhD Journey with Nova Scotia's Inter-University Educational Studies Program, I had to develop a Portfolio that demonstrates 5 key areas of competencies.
The program is co-hosted by: Acadia University, Mount Saint Vincent University and St. Francis Xavier University. My supervisor is Dr. Michael Corbett so my home institution is Acadia University, but I have committee members that include people from other universities as well as my own.
My committee members currently are: Dr. Ashwani Kumar of Mount Saint Vincent University and Dr. John Colton of Acadia University. Dr. Kumar is a Professor in the Educational Studies program, and Dr. Colton is head of the Community Development Department at Acadia.
The 5 Competency Areas include:
Professional & Collegial
Teaching & Instructional
The narrative for this portfolio is divided into sections on this website related to an Introduction (which includes links to a chart of the artefacts included here, and the narrative in full), the 5 competency areas, and a Moving Forward section to speak to what I see as next steps for me in this program.
Toward A Methodology & A Research Proposal
This section is about how I will be moving forward in my PhD journey. Selecting artefacts and writing a narrative for this Portfolio assignment has helped me to explore a variety of methodological approaches that interest me, and will also now form a basis for what I need to do next which is a research proposal.