The fall 2018 semester is quickly coming to a close, and all of us at TNP team want to take a moment to reflect on it.
Earlier this semester we set some lofty goals for ourselves. If you don’t remember, each of TNP members outlined three goals for the upcoming academic year in a series of posts back in August. The goals revolved around research and writing, teaching, professional development, and productivity.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the progress I’ve made on my goals among the other responsibilities I had this semester. There were many times where it felt like everything was on fire, but it always worked out.
In terms of my writing goals, I’m almost ready to submit a manuscript for publication. It’s a larger one that I’m first author on, which is exciting. That may be ready to submit as early as Jan. 1st. The other ones are still coming along more slowly than anticipated but progress is progress. Also, related to research, I’ve been working on my dissertation, and I’m about to wrap up data collection for my first experiment. Exciting times! I’m on track to graduate in May!
Here are some other highlights from the semester:
All said and done, it’s been a pretty great semester, and I’m hoping next semester is even better. Dr. Blush, here I come!
written by Jen Blush