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Spring 2012 Dates

Posted by Joyce on January 18, 2012

Welcome back to school, graduate students. Here are some links and some dates for you to use for your planning this spring semester:
University Official Calendar
Graduate School Calendar
Our key dates:
  • MATC mid course portfolio ready for evaluation next week (the week of Jan 23rd) — formative evaluation for MATC students who will complete 18 hours this semester
  • file intent to graduate form: Feb 3
  • file defense form: Feb 29
  • MATC final portfolio (for graduating this May) due March 26
  • last day to defend: Mar 28
  • advance registration begins Apr 6
  • turn in final diss/thesis: May 1
In addition, the graduate program will be holding doctoral annual reviews as follows:
  • Online doctoral students: During the May Seminar
  • On-campus doctoral students: probably the last week of February and/or the first week of March (the faculty is meeting Jan 20th to set these dates)
Graduate Recruiting weekend, when we bring all our newly admitted prospective grad students to campus: March 9th and 10th
May Workshop for online doctoral students:
  • May 21st – June 2
  • Carolyn Rude visits and speaks May 22
  • Charles Bazerman visits and speaks May 29

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CRN’s for Fall 2011 Variable Credit Courses

Posted by Joyce on July 24, 2011

Section numbers and CRN’s for Fall 2011 variable credit courses:

8000, x21, 23764: dissertation hours, online, non-Texas students only
8000, d21, 21742: dissertation hours, online Texas residents only
8000, 027, 22937: dissertation hours, all local doctoral students

7000, 027, 22936: everyone preparing for quals

5000, 027, 14858: Professional development hours

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New Approach to May Billing

Posted by Joyce on April 23, 2011

After multiple years of requesting that Student Business Services bill you for the May Workshop, after years of trying different techniques for billing a zero-credit course, after one year of working with University College’s conference services, I believe we have finally arrived at a reasonable means of  charging you for the 2-weeks in May for online PhD students.

In January 2011, it was determined at high levels that we could place a charge directly on your bill without having to go through registration of any sort.  It was further determined that the charge should go on your account after the last date in the spring semester that would trigger a “semester-fail-to-pay” penalty, and this date is generally April 15th.  The charge goes onto your spring semester, but since it falls after this “last date to pay,” it sort of functions as a billing period corresponding to the Maymester.  The reason we have to do this is that there is no Maymester billing period, and to collect your May payments timely (so that we can pay housing, dining, visitors, and so on), the late spring charge was deemed to make the most sense.

I went through specialized training to do this direct charge, and while it’s always possible I’ll make a mistake, I have complete control over the charges and refunds, so it’s very, very easy to fix if we need to adjust your payment.

So the details are these:

1. You’ll see a charge for the May Workshop in your spring semester, Detail Code TG02, “Technical Comm Maymester Fee,” which is $1600 in Spring 2011, which you’ll need to pay as soon as possible, and certainly no later than May 9th.

2. if you’re taking a summer course, it is billed in the Summer 1 semester, and its deadlines for payment are typically something like “Full payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Summer I”, due on May 27th this year. If you’ve signed up for a payment plan, then you have until June 27 to make a first payment.

This approach to May billing ought to give you the option of installment payments, access to financial aid, and detailed bills that you  may be able to use for reimbursement from employers.

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Doctoral f2f Annual Review Schedule

Posted by Joyce on February 19, 2011

TCR
PhD annual reviews: February 25, 2011

Room 357

Time

Student

Chair

Member

Member

Member

9:00

Bacon

Baehr

Kemp

Rickly

10:00

Brandenburg

Rickly

Baehr

Carter

11:00

Wery

Kemp

Baehr

Rickly

12:00

Christofides

Kemp

Baake

Zdenek

1:00

Wang

Barker

Baake

Dragga

2:00

Watson

Carter

Baake

Koerber

3:00

Beaudin

Rice

Lang

Booher

4:00

Bennett

Lang

Barker

Booher

Late in day

Room 358

Time

Student

Chair

Member

Member

Member

9:00

Crane

Still

Cargile-Cook

Barker

10:00

Jahnke

Still

Dragga

Cargile Cook

11:00

Krahmer

Still

Baake

Cargile Cook

12:00

1:00

Trice

Still

Zdenek

Booher

2:00

Trauth

Rice

Booher

Lang

3:00

Huston

Zdenek

Barker

Koerber

4:00

Barron

Rice

Koerber

Carter


Annual reviews (TBA),
2011

meetings by arrangement, by March 1 (MOO, WebCam, Phone, etc.)

Notes

Student

Chair

Member

Member

Out of town

Visconti

Still

Rice

Kimball

Just did quals

Ray

Baehr

Kimball

Carter

Out of town

Rasberry

Zdenek

Rice

Eaton

Working on diss

Sharpe

Carter

Baake

Barker

Out of town

Pohland

Kimball

Baehr

Out of town

Zobel

Still

Zdenek

Booher

To be arranged

McKenzie

Dragga

Carter

Kimball

 

 

TCR
PhD annual reviews: March 4, 2011

Room 357

Time

Student

Chair

Member

Member

Member

9:00

10:00

Schafer

Eaton

Baake

Rice

11:00

Latham

Eaton

Still

Baake

12:00

Mellon

Eaton

Baehr

Booher

1:00

Edgell

Eaton

Baake

Dragga

afternoons

2:00

3:00

 

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Graduate TCR Courses for 2011-12

Posted by Joyce on November 5, 2010

Online summer 2011 fall 2011 spring 2012
5375 Kimball (workshop) 5363 Cargile Cook 5364 Kemp (classical rhet)
5388 Carter (workshop) 5369 Carter (philoso-tech) 5385 Dragga
5365 Rice (workshop) 5371 Booher 5377 Kimball (Visual Rhet)
5377 Barker (Risk) 5377 Rickly (Alt Rhet)
5377 Zdenek (Rhet-Sound)
5376 Baehr 5372 Baake 5365 Zdenek (style)
53?? Lang 5373 Baehr 5366 Kimball
53?? Kemp 5383 Eaton 5390 Koerber
53?? Booher 5387 Baehr
On-Campus summer 2011 fall 2011 spring 2012
5377 Rice (Media/Theatre) 5060 Kemp 5382 Koerber
5387 Still 5384 Baake
5371 Cargile Cook 5390 Zdenek
5364 Kemp (classical rhet) 5373 Baehr
5369 Booher (philoso-tech) 5388 Still
5363 Rickly 5383 Eaton

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Changes to 5376 and 5387 for fall

Posted by Joyce on July 28, 2010

Due to several factors, lower-than-expected applications from MATC students among them, Dr. Baehr’s two fall courses are going to be offered as hybrid courses instead of conventional Tuesday-Thursday 90-minute on-campus courses.  ENGL 5376 Online Publishing will be offered Tuesday mid-day, 11-2, in room 357 and online.  Similarly, ENGL 5387 Publication Management will be offered Thursdays 11-2 in room 357 and online.  Most face-to-face students currently registered for one or both of these two courses won’t be impacted by this change, although I think those who are taking 5060 may have to drop Dr. Baehr’s course.

If you are interested in taking one of these Technical Communication Lunch seminars, please drop me a line to get your permit.  If you are displaced in your face-to-face courses because of this change (and I believe one or two students may be in this situation), please drop me a note to amend your schedule.

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Summer/Fall CRN Glitch Fixed

Posted by Joyce on April 16, 2010

Our long programmatic nightmare  is over.  If I’ve already said you have a class, then you don’t need to write me.  I’m going to be transferring your registrations off my tracking sheet and into Raiderlink today.  The following table is FYI so you can double check your registration next week. I’m going to try to get the official webpages updates with CRN’s today, but they’ll ultimately reflect the following list, anyway.  These official pages are, in case you’ve forgotten,  as follows:

Summer: http://www.english.ttu.edu/tcr/Grad_Courses/GradSummer2010.asp

Fall: http://www.english.ttu.edu/tcr/Grad_Courses/GradFall2010.asp


Summer on-campus

Eaton, 5383, sec 001, CRN 30204

May workshop

5365, Rice, D21, X21                        23149/23189

5388, Carter, D21, X21                    23304/23306

5375, Kimball, D21,X21                   23257/23265

Summerlong online:

5365, Lang, D22 and X22                30230/30231

5377, Cargile Cook, D21, X21        23272/23277

5365, Baehr, D23, x23                     30232/30233

5377, Carter/Baake, D22, X22       23274/23281

5386, Zdenek, D21, X21                 23294/23297

5386, Booher, D22, X22                  30205/30206

5390, Kemp, D21, X21                     23323/23330

Fall on-campus (all section 001 except the second section of 5060)

5060 Kemp, sec 001, 15494

5060, Rice, sec 002, 15502

5377 Still 15293

5361 Kemp 24313

5363 Cargile Cook 15059

5371 Booher 15203

5368 Carter 24314

5376 Baehr 15286

5384 Zdenek 15358

5387 Baehr 24320

Fall online

5363 Rickly D21/x21,        15066/23802

5361 Rice D21/x21,          23800/23801

5368 Carter D21/x21,      24315/24316

5371 Baake D21/x21,      15206/23804

5379 Eaton D21/x21       26581/26582

5377 Still, D21/x21,         15298/23817

5390 Lang, d21/x21,       18850/18851

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New Registration & Payment Site for May Workshop

Posted by Joyce on March 29, 2010

For this year’s May Workshop (the 2-week “boot camp” for those of you in the online doctoral program), we will be registering and paying for the workshop differently from previous years [here’s how we did it before, if you’re insatiably curious].

Student Business Services told us last summer that they were no longer interested in figuring out how to charge for the May Workshop using the academic registration and payment techniques of their office.  At this point, I approached the Conference Services office of the University College (used to be called the College of Outreach and Distance Education).  They said they do this all the time and could help with billing, refunds, and disbursement of moneys to housing, dining, and others.

So this year, those of you attending the May workshop will pay $1600 for your experience through the University College’s services and those of you who are taking courses (either organized or 7000/8000) will continue to register using Raiderlink and the TTU offices  of the Registrar and Student Business Services.  I know it will mean a separate registration, and I apologize for that.  But it also  will mean we’ll have a clear line of demarcation between academic activities and workshop activities, and that’s a line I’ve had to explain multiple times in the past (because it’s still confusing to me sometimes).

The registration form isn’t finished yet, but it ought to be deployed in a week or so.  It will consist of mandatory items and optional items, along with preferences and other things.  Mandatory items probably won’t be itemized, but will consist almost entirely of Housing, Catering Services, outside meals, student barbeque, final dinner, and the like.  Optional  items will be Rec Center ($14/week), Parking ($13/week), and  so on, and if you choose these optional things, then Conference Services will do the footwork for you so you don’t have to trudge over to Parking Services or the Rec Center.  They’ll also be able to produce a CEU certificate if you need one to show your employer. It’s a pretty good deal since we don’t go through  Banner and we have a dedicated staff to answer your May Workshop questions.

The deadline to register will be April 30, and  that’s a separate deadline from your Texas Tech course registration deadlines.  I don’t know if they’ll have installment options or not; it’s something we’ve inquired about.

More later in the week.

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Internet Writing, 5365, Summer, is closed

Posted by Joyce on March 26, 2010

Dr. Baehr’s ENGL 5365, Internet Writing, is full and closed for summer 2010.

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Preregistration Begins for Summer and Fall

Posted by Joyce on March 23, 2010

Please take a look at the summer and fall courses the graduate program is offering and please plan on visiting the office in 211 or writing email to me about your preferences.  There is a problem with Student Business Services and the precise nature of  online section numbers and CRN’s, so you won’t be able to register for a few weeks; however, when I write your name on my course tracking sheet, your seat in that course is guaranteed.  When SBS figures out its CRN problems, we’ll give out mass permits.

summer:  http://www.english.ttu.edu/tcr/Grad_Courses/GradSummer2010.asp

fall:  http://www.english.ttu.edu/tcr/Grad_Courses/GradFall2010.asp

If you are not sure about your program’s degree requirements, please see the MATC Requirements at http://www.english.ttu.edu/tcr/MATC/course_requirements.asp or the PhD requirements at http://www.english.ttu.edu/tcr/PHDTCR/Phd_requirements.asp

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