A General Approach to a New Administrative Post

Early in the 2013 fiscal year, I was encouraged to apply for another position by the hiring manager for that area.  (Needless to say, I didn’t end up securing the position, but that’s not really the point here.)  Anyhow, in the process of imagining myself there, I began to rethink how I would go about the general administrative responsibility if given a new position in any new administrative environment.

Mindmapping is something that helps me sleep better at night, and the attached PDF file is a quick view of what I think is most important in a new administrative role.  I’d be curious to hear from others what they think of this approach, especially ways to improve it.

View/download the PDF file here:Plan-of-Action

Proposed: Assessment Plan for Undecided Students


I have developed a 1000-1200 word project proposal that explains the rationale for my final project and outlines its major components. This includes a task-based timeline.  A functional link to this assignment was posted on the online portfolio by the due date along with this short abstract.


To complete this assignment I have chosen to focus on my own professional environment, which needs the benefit of this content, and which will professionally afford me the time required to complete the assigned project at a level of professionalism and quality with which I am capable.

Keywords: Assessment Plan, Proposal, PhD, Assignments, Lang, ENGL 5365, Summer 2010, Assessment, Academic Advising, Texas Tech University

Link to File

My assignment file is located here:  JRB-Assessment Proposal.

Author’s Note

The author wishes to thank Dr. Elizabeth Teagan for recruiting me to this professional role, for entrusting me with these opportunities, and for supporting me in pursuing a terminal degree in this field that I enjoy and value so highly.

Correspondence concerning this paper can be sent to Joshua Barron, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX  79409-1038.  Address email to joshua.barron@ttu.edu.

First Generation – the movie

I’m really impressed with this …

FGC Film Trailer
by Jaye Fenderson & Adam Fenderson
Documentary Directors – First Generation

First Generation – the movie @ http://firstgenerationfilm.com

Adam and Jaye are a husband and wife directing and producing team passionate about increasing college access for low-income and first generation students. Their feature-length film, First Generation, follows the stories of 4 high school students trying to be first in their families to go to college. For more information about the documentary, which will be released later this year, visit firstgenerationfilm.com. Adam attended the USC School of Cinema Arts where he wrote, directed, edited, and produced several award-winning short films. Adam has worked in all aspects of production in both film and television. Jaye is the author of Seventeen’s Guide To Getting Into College, and in 2005 co-created and produced ABC’s The Scholar. For more information about Jaye and her latest projects visit http://jayefenderson.com.