To explore new media technologies, issues, and applications
Ask informed and interesting questions.
Serve as DBB Point once during the semester.
Create Social Portfolio — Twitter and LinkedIn
Meet new people.
Make a resume and have it critiqued by the career center by end of semester.
Read the Technology Section of the New York Times daily.
Complete the weekly New Media Tech News Quizzes.
Classes in the New Media Institute will teach you about new media. But they will also teach you how to be successful professionals in whatever field you choose. Below you will find some standards of practices for students in New Media Institute (NMIX) classes. Adhering to these rules will not only make you a more successful student, practicing them in your career will make you a better professional. If you feel that you cannot conform to these practices, please consult with your teacher – maybe a New Media Institute course isn’t right for you.
Good workers come to work. Your class attendance not only helps you learn more, it makes the class better. But sometimes things happen. Let us know ahead of time via email. Missing 20% of the classes (three classes) will result in a FAIL grade for this one hour pass/fail course. Please do not miss 3 classes. You need to make sure you understand that you can miss two classes for any reason you want, but when you miss the third class you will not receive a passing grade for the class. “But what if I get sick?” you might be asking. If you are sick for three weeks requiring you to miss three weeks of class, then you need to seek an “I” for incomplete for this class. “But what if I just skip two classes and then I really am sick on the third?” Tough. That is the danger of skipping the fist two. And if you don’t think that I am serious about this, read this from students who missed three classes.
Good workers arrive on time. You must come to class on time to receive the full benefit from your class. Upon arriving in class, you will be required to swipe your key card in the door scanner for the classroom door. This will log when you came to class. For every two times you arrive late, you will be counted absent.
It is unprofessional to allow outside interruptions to disrupt meetings. The same goes for class. Turn your cell phone off before you enter class (or at least turn it to vibrate).
Professionals do not engage in extraneous activities during meetings. Successful students do not engage in activities unrelated to a class during that class. In class, do not use your computer for activities unrelated to the class. Answering email, working on other class projects, downloading songs – do these on your own time, not during class. If you engage in non-class related activities during class, you might as well not be in class – and you will be counted as absent.
A good resume is necessary to get a good JOB. Here at UGA the career center provides an amazing and free resume critiquing service to students. Throughout the semester you must take your resume to one of the walk-in sessions and have it critiqued. You must then fix your resume based on the critique. By the last class (4/23) you must turn in a copy of your critiqued resume and a copy of your new and improved resume.
Resume Critique Open Hours
M – F: 12 – 2 @ the Career Center
TWR: 2 – 4 @ the MLC across from Jittery Joes
You will also be required to review the resume of three class members. You must plan a meeting for the four of you where you discuss what you learned putting your resume together. That meeting must last at least an hour with each person spending at least 10 minutes sharing their experience in putting their resume together. You will be assigned Resume Buddies and it is up to you to complete this session by the last class (4/23).
Every week on the role I will bold the individuals who will serve as the Point People for the following week. Point People must sit in the front row and ask provocative and thoughtful questions.
Every student is expected to read selected articles each week in the New York Times and other publications. These articles can be found on Dr. Shamp’s Delicious Page. The Tech News RSS Feed from his Delicious page can be found at the bottom of mynmi.net. Make sure to be reading the articles tagged “NMI Quiz.”
Every Friday, Tech News Quizzes will be posted. This quiz will be self administered on ELC (check out the Academic Honesty Policy below) and timed. Students must complete the quiz by 5P on Monday.
All students enrolled in an NMIX class must complete the following during the first week of classes. 1) Create a LinkedIn Account 2) Join the New Media Institute LinkedIn Group 3) Create a Facebook Profile. 4) “Like” the New Media Institute Fan Page 5) Create a Twitter Account 6) “Follow” @NMIUGA & @NMIstudents.
*All accounts must have the students full name and a picture. Links to each of these accounts can be found at the bottom of the NMI website (mynmi.net).
Every week, during or shortly after class, all DBB students are required to tweet about the speaker using #dbb. Suggestions for tweet content are provided below.
- Name, position and company of the speaker.
- Picture of the speaker.
- One interesting thing the speaker mentioned.
- One new thing you learned from the speaker.
- An interesting quote from the speaker.
- Summary of what the speaker talked about.
- Job advice provided by the speaker.
- The biggest professional challenge the speaker encountered.
Need help with your tweeting skills? Check out our blog post on how to tweet well.
In your jobs and your classes, you will be evaluated. How you handle and use these evaluations will greatly determine your eventual success. There is a professional approach for addressing evaluations (or grades) with which you do not agree. First, take some time to consider the evaluation. After you receive the evaluation, think about it for at least 24 hours before doing anything – this cooling off period will help you present your case in a positive manner. Second, formulate a rational argument for why you deserve a better evaluation. Develop at least three points that you think prove you deserve a better evaluation. And third, first present your argument in writing (email is cool) then request a meeting to discuss your evaluation. Hey, your teacher (or supervisor) might buy your argument and you won’t need to meet at all! Handling disputes constructively is the mark of a true professional. These are the standards of practice for students in the New Media Institute. Learn them, love them, live them
“All academic work must meet the standards contained in “A Culture of Honesty.” Each student is responsible for informing themselves about those standards before performing any academic work.” In this class, we will adhere to the University of Georgia’s Academic Honesty Policy. You can read the entire policy online but the short story is: don’t cheat. You will be expected to do your own work and to report individuals who do not do their own work. You will have several assignments where you will not be monitored but that does not excuse appropriating other individual’s work. The punishments for violations of the Academic Honesty Policy are severe. Frankly, the pay off ain’t worth the risk – don’t do it.