April 24, 2004

Update on Doctoral Program

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!

Posted by Michael at April 24, 2004 09:45 AM

You should set-up a blog - or even better, a Wiki for the class so that outside people can follow along - I think there is probably a lot of interest in this type of situation. I happen to be in an area with a library school, but I think a lot of librarians would be interested in pursuing a degree in a similar manner and would be interested in hearing about the student experience. Not to mention it looks like it might be the first blog at the UNT SLIS....

Posted by: cj at April 25, 2004 01:29 PM
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