A week in the life

27 Jan

Increasingly it seems that education never sleeps. Particularly if there's an educational aspect to one's presence on social media.

I'm not complaining: it's a privilege to teach and I'm fortunate to be busy. Here are some things I'm looking forward to over the next seven days:

  • Teaching on a CIPR Diploma course in Bulgaria (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Teaching public relations to second year business, marketing and journalism students (Monday)
  • Moderating a batch of Diploma scripts and some MA PR Writing assignments (Tuesday)
  • Starting delivery of a new, experimental Public Relations and New Media module (Wednesday)
  • Giving positive feedback to returning CIPR Diploma students and first year PR students (Thursday)
  • Planning a paper for the International History of Public Relations conference
  • Discussing a proposed chapter for a textbook
  • Designing new social media modules for a revamped Sport Marketing course
  • Giving feedback to dissertation students
  • Hunting out more stories for our subject group blog
  • Attending the CIPR networking event on Thursday
  • Editing new stories for Behind the Spin
  • Keeping up with RSS, Twitter, blogs, news, email and books (last, not least)

We all fall short of our highest expectations, and I'm sure I'll slip up and forget some things I should be doing, but I like to keep my eye on the goal. If I can put it in one word, I aim to be encouraging.

4 Responses to “A week in the life”

  1. kcampbell826@gmail.com 27/01/2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Richard,
    You are busy indeed! You should teach a class at Hopkins in DC. I learned a great deal in class in Bologna and your feedback was so detailed and helpful.
    It would be great if my classmates stateside could also benefit from what I learned from you and Gail.
    Cheers,
    Kelly

  2. Richard Bailey 27/01/2011 at 10:39 pm #

    So kind of you to comment, Kelly. I’m glad I wasn’t discouraging in Bologna: we had fun too.
    Though some have done it before, I fear that for a Brit to teach public relations in the US would be like a US historian teaching about monarchy over here.

  3. kaja tampere 27/01/2011 at 10:58 pm #

    you are so busy! hope you’ll be alive after such an amount of work🙂

  4. Dorris 15/02/2011 at 4:51 am #

    Good work are an enrichment of life.

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