Festival of Awkward: First Committee Meeting

According to my  handbook and my advisor, an initial gathering of my committee would have a few, relatively painless elements: I would discuss my career goals, talk about my research interests, and end up with a plan of courses I pledge to take over the duration of my program.  So in the past weeks, I… Continue reading Festival of Awkward: First Committee Meeting

How to Hack it on Twitter

by Andrea Zellner and Leigh Graves Wolf (cross posted on each blog) Recently we have had conversations with fellow grad students about the value of Twitter. This post is targeted towards those of you who may have a foot in the stream, but aren’t quite sure how to navigate the waters. One colleague tweeted [approximately]… Continue reading How to Hack it on Twitter

The Educational Affordances of Flash Mobs: Our SITE 2011 preso

The SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education) conference is going on in Nashville right now, but I was already on the hook for the National Writing Project’s Rural Sites Network Conference in Little Rock.  While I can’t be there in person for the SITE presentation, I wanted to use this space as a… Continue reading The Educational Affordances of Flash Mobs: Our SITE 2011 preso

#Jobs4Phds or Finding a Job Outside of Academia

Yesterday, the MSU Grad School hosted an event called “How to Find a Job Outside Academia, Even if You Aren’t Sure that You Want One.” The speaker was Dr. Susan Basalla, co-author with Dr. Maggie Debelius of “So What Are  You Going to Do with That?” Finding Jobs Outside Academia. Clearly, this whole question has… Continue reading #Jobs4Phds or Finding a Job Outside of Academia

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