Maggie Werner-Washburne, Project List, 1/26/2012
|1. Morning World Summary!||News from different papers presented with short blurbs and comparisons of news stories - what is everyone reporting on and what unique areas are presented in different papers.|
|2. Don't Lose that Data!||Better computer organization - remove duplicate files and have easier ways to find old data. Losing student data on computers and back ups is an enormous problem for biology right now.|
|3. Self-organizing memo files between offices.||Including a smaller than an iPad device for entering info by hand
levels of email - so that ongoing interactions get a higher priority or are tagged.
Currently available apps:
AK Notepad - problem - not on my phone.
Catch Notes also not on my phone - will try with iPad.
Zoho notebook not on phone. Sync with Google Calendar?
|4. Easier online discussion/teaching.||Why doesn't Google Hangout have a slide Share and write/doodle/white board feature?|
|5. Change the education planet.||
|6. Change the face of mentoring.||Locally and nationally, help people understand that mentoring programs are different from advising or ad hoc mentoring and can really get results in terms of successful student outcomes.|
|7. Mentoring Waterfall.||Have trained mentors to help targeted mentoring groups at UNM go viral. Help students get to the point of distinguishing useful mentoring from guesses.|
|8. Trial periods at different jobs for faculty and administrators.||We have no idea whether we have all the right people in all the right positions, in fact, I would bet we don't. There should be a program that allows people to switch jobs for 2 weeks as a refresher and for both the person and their colleagues to see if the other job is a better fit. This is to maximize the potential of people we have in place here.|
|9. Get a Life!||An ongoing seminar/discussion series for UNM students to learn about different careers and educational trajectories, meet experts in the field, and be able to "imagine" themselves in this position.|
|10. Out of the Box!||Nonstandard advising by experts in the field, aimed at helping students really understand what they are learning - theory, how to think about things, ask questions, etc.|