A video I produced welcoming new SIU faculty to tell them about the Saluki Success Program.
If you're an instructor who finds it hard to remember names. If you teach in a large lecture hall (not too large). Or, have student wearing masks (thanks to C-19), then you may benefit from this handy tool.
Download template below video.
A Free Excel Budgeting Tool
I am not a huge fan of budgeting software or keeping track of every penny I spend. I therefore use a basic "Checking Account" budgeting tool that tracks and projects my monthly expenses against my checking account.
You can download the template. This video shows you how to use it. If you found this video useful, let me know by leaving a comment.
Although a time-consuming process, I frequently make video testimonials for students. Why? Because it is far more meaningful than a letter of recommendation. The following version of the video is the long-form video I made for Maggie Burke, class of 2019. It also functions as a promotional video and testimonial for me. If you prefer to watch Maggie's version that she can share on her social media and LinkedIn, go here >> youtu.be/xjTlKEStxvA
If for some reason the embedded video below is not working, you can watch it here: vizia.co/videos/2db4849c20ea0282f7f3f3/share
Note: Her version does not have my promotional lead-in.
I do these videos for a variety of students >> See more testimonials.
If you're an instructor, what do you do to show support of unique students?
The job market is tightening in higher education. It is increasingly harder for those graduating with PhDs to procure permanent, tenure-track teaching positions. This is a reality for those currently in the field of communication as explained by Dr. Carole Blair in her article "The Deprofessionalization of the Faculty," which was published in the May 2019 issue of Spectra. What is more, there is plenty of evidence that several institutions of higher education are likely to downsize, fail, or merge over the next decade. Current faculty are aware of the situation:
As the director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Communication at Southern Illinois University and professional career coach, students and other professionals frequently ask me about graduate school.
I will write another post in the future about graduate school in general with focus on the costs and benefits of continuing education.
In this post, I want to look at the Masters of Business Administration, or MBA. Because I teach business communication, many students I know are considering this as one of their post-undergrad options. I am not necessarily in favor of this degree nor am I opposed to it.
As with any decision, it should be made be considering the cost, benefits, and alternatives. Therefore, I have pulled together some of my favorite sources of information on the perennial debate: "To MBA, or not to MBA."
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This looks like an amazing opportunity!
Part-time marketing intern opening for SIU undergraduates in marketing, communications, or public relations! Potentiaco is seeking a currently enrolled student to work approximately 10 to 20 hours per week for 3 months give or take. The rate of pay is $10/hour. Position description is attached, student may apply through this link: https://www.potentiaco.com/careers/. Additional questions may be directed to Bonnie Kucharski of Potentiaco (see contact information below.)
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In a recent Inc.com article, Carmine Gallo, the author of best-selling book Talk Like TED, suggests that "public speaking Is no longer a 'soft skill.'"
The article is worth reading, but here's a few key takeaways (quotations) worth noting.
Dr. Elyse Pineau retired from the Dept. of Communication Studies at SIUC a few years ago. She is an award-winning teacher who continues to teach courses for time to time in the Honor's Program and the department. She is taking another trip to Oxford this summer for a 4-week intensive residency that features weekly, one-on-one tutorials with an Oxford Professor in the student’s chosen research/ professional focus.
Most suitable for this program are research-minded students who are studying performance, culture, persuasion, or interpersonal communication.
If you are interested, book an appointment with me: https://craige.link/SIU-Calendar. See info below.
I am an instructor of business communication at SIUC. Connect with me on LinkedIn.