Your blog is a great venue for showcasing Missouri State’s educational achievements and opportunities. How does your program set your students up for lifetime success? Consider writing a blog post about it.
Looking for a starting point?
- Do you offer any internship or service learning activities that give your students a particular advantage? Great! Why not gather quotes from a few students who’ve participated and round them up in a blog post? (Remember to include photos; iPhone/Instagram quality works nicely on your blog.)
- Do you offer a program that generates lots of interest regionally or nationally? Why do you think that is? Explore it in a blog post; ask a student or faculty member for perspective. (Remember to include links to further program information.)
- You know that faculty member who’s always doing something interesting or unique? University press releases may cover his/her grants and awards, but you can capture a personal angle on your blog. Ask a question like: What first sparked your interest in this field? What about it keeps you fascinated?
Points of pride – accelerated master’s programs
Missouri State offers a number of accelerated master’s degrees, which give undergraduates the opportunity to begin earning graduate level credit. Depending on the program, up to 12 credit hours can be applied to an accelerated master’s program, giving students a faster, more efficient path to a graduate degree.
- Does your department offer an accelerated master’s? You might quickly describe it in a blog post. Include links to program information and contact information for the program coordinator.
- Make students aware of the upcoming Graduate College Virtual Fair on Tuesday, April 22. During the fair, students will be able to join live chats with program coordinators and also access graduate admissions and financial aid experts. Any student considering an accelerated master’s program will benefit from this event.
Wondering how the popularity of smartphones and tablets should affect your writing? University communications and the office of Web and new media are hosting a workshop on creating digital content. It’s scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. and is recommended for all University bloggers.
At the workshop, you can expect to learn:
- The optimal way to share your program’s achievements and good news
- Where to find resources, including photos and videos
- How to make your content “mobile happy” for smartphones and tablets
The workshop is free, but registration through My Learning Connection is required. Light refreshments will be served.