Abd

Discussion in 'Education and Academia' started by Michael K., Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tired indeed!

    I may be a teetotaler, but I would happily buy you one of those things in your avatar in recognition of the achievement regardless. Congrats!
     
  2. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So...when's the dissertation going to be finished?
     
  3. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I almost neg-repped you for that.







    ;)
     
  4. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just prepping you for what you'll get from Grandma.
     
  5. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Got you covered!

    ;)
     
  6. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    At a party this summer, I heard somebody ask an assistant professor one year on the job, "Are you a Full Professor yet?"

    Forget tenure. Forget Associate. Full. :eek:
     
  7. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An education forum neg rep clique? That ain't right.
     
  8. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to steal somebody else's story.

    While I was an undergrad at UNC I knew a guy doing his dissertation on Henry James. He told he was talking to his mom on the phone, and she said "I was just telling my friend about the novel you're writing about Henry James".

    He says, "Mom, I'm not writing a novel about Henry James. I'm doing a critical study of his work."

    Mom: [long pause] "Johnny...can't you ever say anything nice about people?"
     
  9. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Point taken. That's what departmental mailrooms are for.
     
  10. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    My final hours as Abd.

    I could file tomorrow, but that would entail running around campus all day like a maniac from 8am through 6pm, and I want to hit happy hour w/ friends.

    Priorities!!!

    Plus I want to sleep in. I've slept like shit since the defense. Plus I'm expecting to get a campus visit call tomorrow. I'd rather receive it while chilling at the 'rents house so as to take good notes and ask critical questions.

    I will file by the end of the week.
     
  11. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Ok. The bureaucrats took one look at me and just smiled devilishly. Needless to say, it took a friggin' lot longer than I expected to file due to bureaucracy.

    But I filed. I'm now a doctor. :D

    I keep expecting to receive an email or a phone call from somebody at Grad Division saying that there's been a mistake, that they discovered that I acknowledged my profs on the dedication page, NOT the acknowledgments section, that the acknowledgments section is for copyright and professional stuff.

    Or some shit like that.
     
  12. Dominican Lou

    Dominican Lou Member+

    Nov 27, 2004
    1936 Catalonia
    Congrats.

    Mind sharing what the dissertation is over?
     
  13. Eskimo Joe

    Eskimo Joe Member

    May 24, 2010
    This thread gives me little to no confidence in doing a PhD. :D
     
  14. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry boys and girls, it's been fun but I'm leaving this club. As of 3:30 this afternoon or thereabouts :D

    (Still gaping at the timestamp on my first post)
     
  15. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congratulations! Timestamps be damned!
     
  16. Skippysasquirrel

    May 11, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was almost ABD! But then I started screaming and threatening people, so I got my MA and went to law school...

    ABJD?
     
  17. miked9

    miked9 Member+

    May 4, 2000
    Philadelphia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Geez, wish I would have known this thread was here when I needed it.
     
  18. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We need a Tenure thread.
     
  19. Dominican Lou

    Dominican Lou Member+

    Nov 27, 2004
    1936 Catalonia
    The way academia is heading, a Non-Tenure, Working as Adjunct for Slave Wages thread would be more appropriate.
     
  20. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Non-tenured (but full time) lecturer thread? I'm in.
     
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  21. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My own position is all kinds of odd. I am in a non-faculty exempt post, wherein I have mixed teaching/advising and administrative duties, but am not faculty. It's a clever way to get someone in an admin-type slot without having them go through typical faculty procedures of working your way up the chain through the tenure process. They needed an administrator with a Ph.D. who was young and energetic, so this approach worked. There are two of us in the same boat at the university, both in my program.
     
  22. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Well, it's about six years after this thread was started, and in the interim, I completed an MA program and moved onto a doctoral program, but today (now that all of the original members of this club have long since acquired the PhD), I joined the club. :)
     

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  23. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congratulations! Set a schedule and stick with it as closely as you can. I was in a cohort of fifteen who started together; eight of us passed prelims on time (twelve eventually) and two of us finished the doctorate on time (five eventually). Seven people went ABD and are still ABD. The schedule matters.

    Best of luck!
     
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  24. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Originally planned to be working on comps/proposal this fall, but due to a mixup last summer, I have two classes to take during the fall semester. I've pretty much got my lit review done already, my proposal set up, my IRB paperwork in order, and my committee set. Just need to actually get to that point. I'll probably be doing my research in the spring/early summer of 2016 and my defense in the fall of 2016. A semester longer than planned (UH doesn't allow summer dissertation defenses), but still only 3.5 years for a PhD in Learning Design and Technology.

    So, if everything goes well, I'll be ABD at this point next year and done before the calendar year is over. Oh, and I randomly decided to take the Mensa test(s) a couple of weeks ago and today I found out that I made the cut. Nice little resume builder that costs $70 a year for membership that will get abandoned the moment I lock into a good position.
     
  25. fischerw

    fischerw Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    Joplin, MO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, after being ABD for what felt like an eternity, in the last four days I have accepted a tenure-track job and scheduled my dissertation defense date.

    It can be done! Good luck to all.
     

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