No one turns the table quite as astutely! How does he do it?
This is the part of the semester where the rubber really meets the road. This past week, I reminded students that we only had three weeks left to the semester and many of them were running out of time to get things they’ve been putting off done.
Some might think lowering expectations is in order — on my part. But I’m firmly of the opinion that if even one student is able to keep up the pace and do well without a significant diminishment in their overall quality of life, the rest had the same opportunity.
We all make decisions along the way that gets us to where we are now. Lowering the bar at this juncture only reinforces the notion that “If I procrastinate long enough, those that expect something of me will lower their expectations and I won’t have to do the work.” And what message does this send to those that applied themselves all along?
The question I set myself is this: “What would it be like to spend the next five (or ten) years working with one of these students, side by side, on my team?”
To help with what seems to be growing confusion, here is what is available in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
COMM 390 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication is Recommended for Majors only
COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies – multiple sections offered every semester
…and any FOUR of the following (at least one must be at the 200-level and two at the 300/400-level) for Core Concentration
…and any FIVE of the following (at least one must be at the 200-level and two at the 300/400-level) for the Minor
|100 level||200 level (1 req’d)||300-400 level (2 req’d)|
|*COMM 165 Intro to Visual Comm||*COMM 250 Intercultural Comm||COMM 330 International Communication||Every SPRING|
|*COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture||COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context||SP2018|
|COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers|
|COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context||SP2017|
|COMM 385 Gender, Globalization and the Media|
|COMM 432 SpTopics in Global Communication||SP2016|
|COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village||SP2016|
|* OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER||WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences||FA2018|
AVAILABLE SPRING 2016
COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication
COMM 250 Intercultural Communication
COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture
COMM 330 International Communication
COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village (2 sections)
COMM 432 SpTp: Communication for Social Change
OTHER OFFERINGS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE YEARS:
COMM 330 International Communication (2015-2016)
COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context (SP2018)
COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers (???)
COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context (SP2017, was last offered SP14)
COMM 385 Gender, Globalization and the Media
COMM 432 Special Topics in Global Communication
WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences (FA2018)
The Presentation for RWU Innovations in Teaching Series
But abbreviations for page in APA are NOT “pg”.
See this discussion on the English Language & Usage blog.
This week in my Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture class, students have been exploring parody, pastiche and remake. Then, on my family Facebook newsfeed, my niece Róisín posts this:
Read WHY in this OpEd from Fareed Zakaria in the Washington Post
Advising starts on Monday, MARCH 16, 2015. Advising appointments are available to the following:
- my Advisees or “shadow” advisees (double majors)
- Advisees whose Communication/Graphic Design Advisor is on sabbatical, or
- because I have advised you informally in recent months.
There is a full week of advising before anyone can register, and a further two weeks when Sophomores and Freshmen can be advised prior to registration.
So I’m asking that if you want an advising appointment, please sign up in the following order:
- Week 1 (MAR 16-20): Juniors and Seniors only
- Week 2 (MAR 23-27): Sophomores and Juniors
- Week 2 (MAR 30-APR 3): Freshman, Sophomores and anyone else.
Setting up an advising appointment is fairly easy… but getting the slot YOU want means doing it NOW!
- Please go to my online SIGN UP: roconnell-advising1.youcanbook.me. If you have trouble accessing it, email me.
- Find an open slot that works for you.
- FILL IN THE FORM and SUBMIT.
If none of the available times works for you because of classes or work, let me know and we will set something up outside these times. I’ll be filling up the chocolate jar Those of you studying abroad this semester should already have the advising spreadsheet to work from but, certainly, email me if you have questions.
If you are a graduating Senior, please make sure that you have filed your Graduation Petition. I can help you with that.
Office: GHH 323 (Global Heritage Hall, 3rd floor).