Ponente: Allan Cahoon, Rector de la Universidad Royal Roads
EncuentroNacional de Doctorados de TiempoCompartido<br />Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja<br />06 de mayo del 2011<br />Allan Cahoon PhD<br />President & Vice Chancellor<br />
Royal Roads UniversityVictoria, BC. CanadaAt Royal Roads University, we take a different approach to learning. We blend online distance learning with dynamic, on campus residencies to provide a unique learning experiencewww.royalroads.ca<br />
Doctor of Social Sciences Program<br />The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program is Canada’s first applied research doctorate designed exclusively for working professionals. <br /><ul><li>An alternative to traditional doctoral programs,
DSocSci focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to complex, real-world problems of direct concern to organizations, communities, and society in general.
The program of study builds candidates’ knowledge of a range of applied social research methodologies and their understanding of their relevance to specific practical social purposes.
Doctoral programs of study must therefore be consistent with the research areas of emphasis in one or several of the FSAS schools: the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Environment and Sustainability, the School of Leadership Studies, and the School of Peace and Conflict Management.</li></li></ul><li>Doctor of Social Sciences<br />RRU – a special purpose public university with a particular focus on preparing global professionals<br />Interdisciplinary/integrative doctorate<br />Focus -contemporary, social, economic, environmental issue<br />Problems/challenges at the organizational, community and society level<br />
Students<br />1. Career professionals with considerable experience (10 + years in senior professional positions)<br />2. Working full time<br />3. Masters degree or equivalent<br />4. profile – public and private sector, university faculty, private consultants<br />
Research Areas<br />1.conflict and peacemaking – international and local<br />2. Environmental Sustainability and Education<br />3. Information Technology and Distance and Lifelong Learning<br />4. Education Leadership and Innovation<br />5. Aboriginal Peoples and alternative ways of knowing<br />
Course Delivery<br />1. Four courses in two residencies<br />2. Online courses – including a directed study<br />3. Courses include: globalization and sustainability; epistemology; quantitative and qualitative methods; interdisciplinary theory; directed study<br />4. Candidacy exams directed toward research program<br />5. Dissertation model – writing directed at a wide audience – directed at public policy <br />6. Writing camp model for support of courses and dissertation<br />7. four year program<br />
Supervisory Model<br />1. supervisors from inside and outside the university<br />2. outside supervisors on contract with RRU and with students <br />3. quality of external supervisors assessed by several levels of administration<br />4. committee members – both academic and community professionals<br />5. contract models sets timelines for completion<br />
Typical Goals of Graduates<br />1. researchers pursuing news careers late in professional lives<br />2. professors<br />3. public sector employees – federal and provincial – <br />4. consulting credentials<br />5. new military perspective on education<br />
Student Funding<br />1. office of research services – mandate devoted to student and faculty research – one of the most important elements of the degree<br />2. national and international competitions<br />3.Selected International Student Awards<br />4. Self-funding<br />
Collaborative Initiatives<br />1. Supervision from faculty in other universities<br />2. On site residencies – shared residencies<br />3. Cooperative delivery of programs<br />