I realized I hadn’t said much of late about my beginning the UNT PhD program. Here’s where things are:
The cohort consists of ten people: 9 ladies and me. 🙂 Typical for the library world, yes?
We are receiving a budgetary allotment for broadband access at home and a laptop. We received tech specs that outline how the laptop should be configured. I’m totally ready to upgrade my PowerBook but I heard that at UNT the SLIS faculty prefers students use PCs. I am waiting to chat with the director of the program down there to see if my Mac, running OS 10.3 will be compatible. I think it should be.
We will meet in Denton, TX on Friday June 11 for our first weekend of class. Here’s what our typical weekend schedule will be:
Friday, 3:00pm to 9:00pm;
Saturday, 8:00am to 6:00pm;
Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.
The hotel — a brand new Hampton Inn — has a classroom built in — fully wireless. Nice.
I’m still trying to figure out some of the details and what I should be doing… more will come clear soon.
Watch this category for my contunuing news of moving toward a PhD!