Not all fun and games . . .

Copyright Keith Kenney, 2011

These men were playing backgammon in the park, and I’m also enjoying myself thoroughly, but I do have a list of jobs to accomplish in the next 11 months.  The jobs at the top of the list need to be accomplished first.

•Deliver a presentation on “total quality management,” i.e. program assessment, to GIPA’s administrators

• Advise the director of GIPA’s PhD program on ???????

• Suggest additions to CSJMM’s website and consult on process for maintaining a current, useful site

• Create formal policies and procedures for CSJMM

• Establish formal hiring and firing rules for faculty and staff

• Establish an evaluation system for faculty, staff, and students

(OK—STOP—I can hear you snickering!)

• Train new faculty members

• Train the trainers in visual communication, media ethics, and so on

• Evaluate and modernize the current curriculum

• Develop a strategic plan for CSJMM

• Build a foundation for a new master’s degree program at CSJMM

• Outline and establish ways of cooperation with USC

• Plan student exchange program with USC

(If you don’t stop laughing, I won’t continue!)

• Develop an internship policy and database

• Create an action play for Year II of CSJMM’s and USC’s Journalism School Partnership Program

• Improve student-driven multimedia reporting and develop a new documentary component at GIPA Media

• Develop a 6-month non-degree program in media management

• Conduct classes in visual communication for CSJMM students (Matt Haught will do this, not me)

(OK, I’m done, except that I’ll also teach a course in photojournalism and a course in media ethics)


About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

One Response to Not all fun and games . . .

  1. Patty Hall says:

    You need help! I know a good web person in the U.S. who could come help you with one part of your list!

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