Doctoral Community of Practice

The OILS Doctoral Student Community of Practice (CoP) is an informal group that meets about once a month to talk about issues that are of interest to doctoral students in the program, and also to socialize, make connections, and support each other. Open to all doctoral students in the OILS program, the OILS CoP provides an opportunity for students who specialize in one area in the program to meet those from others. It also allows for newcomers to meet the more experienced students.

This group was started in 2001 and many have said they have benefited from it. We discuss all kinds of topics such as becoming a professional in the field, joining professional groups, networking, developing dissertation research questions, organizing research data, and providing feedback on dissertation study results to name a few. The most important functions of the group, however, are to form a community of practice and to support each other through the doctoral process.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Lani Gunawardena  lani@unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-5046

Doc CoP Meeting Schedule

The Doc CoP usually meets on Fridays every month during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Please watch for an announcement of meeting times and places on the Doctoral listserv.

Thank you all for being a part of the OILS Doc Community. We hope to see you at the next meeting!