Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Spending the Holiday Reflecting and Planning...

I am excited about having a small break! I always have a wealth of ideas after a semester ends and it is great to have a small amount of time to plan and reflect.

Next semester, I am teaching "Social Networking" and I am excited about writing a syllabus and planning their REAL assignment. We have an amazing. project at our university dedicated to providing students with ways to ENHANCE their degrees. REAL stands for real world experiences applied to learning and I have had almost 200 students complete the program! From undergraduate research and study away/abroad to internships and service learning, I stress the importance of this program to ALL of our undergraduate students.

Find out more information here - http://www.tarleton.edu/REAL/

Time for more goal setting and reflecting...

Christmas excitement!


J. Edwards

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Almost Home for the Holidays! - The Academic Year in Review (Mommyhood & Administrative Role)


This has been one amazing year! In Spring 2012, I became a new mom and the Texas Social Media Research Institute became 1 year old! Then, in June, I started my new position as Assistant Vice-President for Student Success and Multicultural Initiatives at my university. This has been an incredible journey and I am grateful for the opportunities this year! 

In addition to this new role, I started my new blog - Millennial Professor Mommy, where I review products, talk about work life-balance, and chronicle my celebrations as an academic mommy!

In November, we had our second Social Media Conference at Tarleton State University and we had around 200 attendees. We plan to make the conference larger next year!

In addition, this blog celebrates six years this month and I am pleased with all of the opportunities that I have been able to experience through relationships created and sustained through this online resource!

This year, I am especially thankful for amazing friends, outstanding colleagues, a wonderful team at Tarleton, loyal readers, great undergraduate researchers, and an amazing family!

Most of all, I am grateful for everyone who believes in me and my "interesting" ideas. <- Including my husband and the members of the Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI).

I hope you are having a wonderful time getting ready for the holidays!


J. Edwards

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