It is slightly embarrassing to have a travel blog and not be travelling. Maybe I should change the title to the Travails of Kimbopolo?
I got a helpful response from the woman who taught online while full-timing for 3 years. She is most enthusiastic about the combination. Tells me it’s completely doable. I have some additional questions for her and hope to learn more.
I got a good referral for an online program yesterday from someone who has consulted with them – Excelsior College. That helps because there are so many online nursing programs I would rather not learn by trial and error if there are any I should avoid. They are all accredited and have qualified faculty but again, there are just so many of them. Maybe in this case just flipping a coin and jumping in is the way to go.Yesterday I met with the Director of Undergraduate Research, whom I know, and who needs help with the program. We talked in general terms of my working part-time perhaps in the fall. We decided to leave it for now and revisit later this summer.
I truly would love to stay with AU in some capacity. (I must admit that a minor reason for this is the possibility of being successful somewhere else on campus so I can give the finger to my soon-to-be ex-department. Petty? Oh, you betcha!).
I’ll have to give it some thought because if I let the opportunity go by, it will. I just have to figure out how the part-time scenario will allow me to pursue online teaching and traveling.
In the meantime, I prepare to go back to work next week and teach my courses for the last time.