PhD Progression: Now available for all BU PhDs

PhD Progression is an online micro-credentialing platform designed specifically for PhD students at Boston University. The platform creates a framework for students to explore, build, and apply skills outlined in the PhD Core Capacities.

How PhD Progression works:

Through the acquisition of digital badges connected to activities and assessments recorded on the Badgr pro platform, you will be able to plan, monitor, and share your progress through seven learning pathways. Pathways are made up of a series of badges. Badges are issued individually after the completion of the earning criteria and the submission of a brief assessment. The Badgr pro dashboard allows you to organize, download, and share a summary of your progress in the Pathways with mentors. Badges can be shared publicly on personal websites and public profiles like LinkedIn or Twitter. 

PhD Progression Info Sessions

We will be hosting several events (virtual and in-person) in January 2022 to share information on PhD Progression with doctoral students, faculty, and program administrators.

Join us for one of three virtual info sessions to learn more about PhD Progression and how to plan and track your professional development journey using the platform. Click on the date you would like to attend to register.

Thursday, January 20, 12-12:30 pm
Monday, February 7, 3:30-4pm
Thursday, March 3, 10:30-11am

Learning Communities:

We host regular Learning Communities to supplement asynchronous learning in the Pathways. Learn more. 

Explore the PhD Progression pathways:

Below you can explore the available Pathways.  There is one Pathway one for each Core Capacity. All Pathways in the pilot are in Level 1: Skill Exploration.

In order to subscribe to a Pathway, fill out the linked Subscription Form to indicate which Pathways you would like to pursue. You will receive a confirmation email once you are subscribed to the Pathway. We have created this PhD Progression Guide to help you get started.

Subscription Form