An Open Note to All of Prof. Nixon’s Students :

Image Credit: "Lotus Blossom" by Barbara B. Nixon

We’re almost off and running in our Spring Semester classes at SEU & FSC. You can see all my Spring 2001 Syllabi in my Scribd collection. If a syllabus is updated during the semester, you’ll find out in class, and the current version will aways be available at Scribd.

So that we can make the most of this semester, please (Please, PLEASE) take some time to read through the blog posts I’ve included here. I promise you, it will be well worth your time. (How often do professors let you get inside their heads, letting you know their tips for success and their pet peeves?)

Additionally, here are a few more tips:

  • When communicating with me via e-mail (or Facebook), always put your course number (such as COMM 4333) in the subject line to help me immediately identify who you are and frame your questions or comments. Do your best to write in full sentences, paying attention to standard English grammar and spelling. Always sign your e-mails with your first and last name, as your e-mail address will not make that readily apparent to me.
  • When submiting an assignment in BlackBoard, always put your last name as part of the file name, and also include your name in the document itself. Papers submitted without your last name as part of the file name cannot earn full credit.
  • If an assignment is due in BlackBoard, the only way to get full credit for the assignment is to submit it in BlackBoard. (E-mailing an assignment to me can be risky; I receive 250+ e-mails a day, and there’s a chance I will not even see it in my inbox.)
  • Follow me on Twitter, if you really want to get inside my head. (What’s Twitter?)

Let’s make this a great semester together!

(PS: If you’re one of my students reading this post, please leave a reply to this post so that I can know you have read it. If your reply doesn’t show up immediately, no worries — I may need to approve it before it appears, if you’ve never commented on my blog before.)


12 Responses to Arrive, Survive & Thrive in Prof. Nixon’s Spring 2011 Classes

  1. Elaine Bluemling says:

    Sounds good!

  2. Mishka Campbell says:

    I’m excited for this class. The whole setup is a all new for me that will take some getting use to but i’m still pretty excited! 😀

  3. Mallory Moore says:

    see you in class!

  4. Melissa Rodriguez says:

    Great! See you tomorrow!

  5. Allie Dunne says:

    I am looking forward to this class!

  6. Emily Yehia says:

    I am looking forward to taking your class and learning about social media!

  7. Dave Del Col says:

    I think your class will be very insightful. I believe it will help me have a better understanding of social media and how to properly utilize its abilities.

  8. Alexa Gardner says:

    I’m excited about this class! I’m thinking that it will keep me on my toes this semester!

  9. Joe Citro says:

    I look forward to taking your class and learning more about social media!

  10. Melanie says:

    Good to know! (And I love the flower picture.)

  11. Courtney Sturgill says:

    Looking forward to taking your class this semester! 🙂

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