Quinn North Vancouver secondary school art teacher Meghan Parker is graduating this month from SFU with an MA in education and a special distinction.
She is the first Canadian to complete a thesis of an autobiographical nature in comic book form.
These slice-of-life comics portray the unfortunate (for them) but hilarious (for us) day-to-day struggles of graduate students.
A live-action film adapted from Jorge Cham’s Ph D Comics, The Ph D Movie 2 follows the paths of Winston, the Nameless Hero who is finally graced with a name, and Cecilia.
It has been the most meaningful learning experience I have ever undertaken.
★★★★✩ The Ph D Movie 2: Still in Grad School Directed by Iram Bilal Starring Raj Katti, Alexandra Lockwood If you are a frequent reader of the comics section of The Tech, you’ll be familiar with Piled Higher and Deeper, the home of the chocolate-loving Cecilia, the consistently unproductive Mike Slackenerny, and our lovable, flawed, and forever lost-in-purpose Nameless Hero.As social media implementation and administration has developed in the PSE sector, there has been minimal assessment of the substance of social media guideline and policy documents (Mc Neil, 2012).The first objective of this research study was to examine an accessible, online database (corpus) comprised of 24, 243 atomic social media guideline and policy text documents from 250 PSE institutions representing 10 countries to identify central attributes.To analyze the diverging topics, the researcher utilized an iterative consensus-building algorithm (Winson-Geideman & Evangelopoulos, 2013).Through the maximum term frequencies, LSA determined a rotated 36-factor solution that identified common attributes and topics shared among the 24,243 social media guideline and policy atomic documents.“I am honoured and grateful to have created the first master’s thesis in Canada in a comic form,” says Parker.“I feel that through this form I was able to create a scholarly work that is artful, insightful and deeply personal.With the increasing use of social media by students, researchers, administrative staff, and faculty in post-secondary education (PSE), a number of institutions have developed guideline and policy documents to set standards for use.Social media platforms and applications have the potential to increase communication channels, support learning, enhance scholarship, and encourage community engagement in higher education.This initial finding produced a list of 36 universal topics discussed in social media guidelines and policies across all 250 PSE institutions from 10 countries.Continually, the applied chi-squared tests, that measured expected and observed document term counts, identified distribution differences for the content related factors between US and Non-US PSE institutions.