Monday, July 7, 2014

Exciting News

We are very excited to announce that this fall we will begin offering a BS in Psychology! It is a completion degree like the others we currently offer, so in order to pursue it you must have 30 hours of undergraduate coursework completed. We are thrilled to add this degree to e-Campus for we believe it is one that is quite sought-after and can help many people achieve their goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The First Class

On June 11th I began my first two online graduate classes, and boy do I have a newfound respect for all of our online students. I have always admired our students for their ability to balance careers, families and their education, but now that I am in their shoes it has only grown. Scheduling time to focus solely on your studies while completing your work duties and tasks at home is quite taxing. Although I have only been in class for two weeks, I already know that I will value this degree more than my bachelor's, because I will complete it while also working 40+ hours a week.

I'd like to share a few tips I have picked up over the last couple of weeks and I would love if you all would share some of yours!

  • Read the syllabus for each course very THOROUGHLY (most answers to any question you may have about the class can be found in it) 
  • Write down all due dates for assignments, tests and quizzes in your calendar or smartphone so you never miss any items
  • Visit Blackboard every day to check for messages or updates from your classmates or professor 
  • If you know you are going on vacation, plan ahead and complete your assignment (s) before you leave-you may not have adequate wifi or a computer while on a trip 
  • Do not overwhelm yourself,  if all tests are open, take one every two weeks, do not wait until the last week of class
  • Read the textbook and utilize the notes or slides the professor provides
  • Pat yourself on the back-you are a hardworking adult student! 


So, to my fellow online Tarleton classmates, I tip my hat. To those of you unsure about beginning or completing an online degree as a working adult, just do it, we know you can!

Want to begin that graduate degree? Click here! Finally ready to complete your bachelor's? Click here!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Career/Leadership Development Visit

Tarleton State University offers online bachelor's and master's degree programs in many in-demand career fields. 

A representative from Tarleton State University e-CAMPUS can visit your place of business or organization, attend your event, provide a speaker for your event, etc. to discuss higher education or other topics related to career and professional development. 

We can also talk to business owners or human resource directors about how online and distance education can help them develop their employees. 

The session is designed to last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the interests of the individuals attending the session. 

To request a visit from an e-Campus representative, click here


Monday, June 16, 2014

e-Campus Minors

If you are a current Tarleton e-Campus student or you are planning on beginning classes with us soon, we are happy to announce that we now have a variety of minor degrees available for you.

e-CAMPUS Minor List
  • Accounting 
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Finance 
  • Industrial Technology 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Psychology 
In order to meet the requirements of a minor,you must take 18 credit hours of one of the aforementioned subjects, with 6 hours being an upper-level course. If a minor is desired, you must declare so on your degree plan. 

If you have questions, please contact your advisor! 



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Reading

As a child, summer was an opportunity to run amuck and not even think about school or learning, but that was not acceptable for my parents. Every summer they would encourage me to tackle a reading list and we would make bi-weekly family trips to the library. I devoured countless books, transporting myself to the open seas, Civil War era south, or the wild wild west. I'm so thankful for the encouragement to read from my parents and it has most certainly carried over to adulthood.

This summer I am tackling a list that I found on Buzzfeed  about books to read before they become movies in 2014. I've read three so far and I have two others waiting on my bookshelf. I'm old school in the fact that I buy the physical books. There is just something about holding, smelling and marking a book that reminds me of childhood. I'll always treasure actual books and I love watching my collection grow.

If you are a current student, you can rent books from your college or university library and in most cases have them sent to you. I challenge you to read a few books this year, you don't have to follow a certain list or read the latest bestsellers, just READ! Encourage your children to as well, maybe plan a family reading challenge and the winner gets to plan a special activity day.

What books are you going to read this summer? Do you prefer actual books or an e-reader?


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

School's Out for sum sum Summertime!



The temperature is rising, the kids are out of school, the kids are out of school! To some of you, that phrase may evoke a bit of stress, but fear not. Whether your children will be staying at home or attending summer activities, we have plenty suggestions on how to avoid the dreaded phrase "I'm bored" for the next two months.

Many area community college offer summer classes for kids:

Austin 


Dallas

Fort Worth 

Houston

San Antonio 



If you reside in the Stephenville area, check out all the awesome camps and events held at Tarleton's Main Campus:
 




If the kids will be staying home over the summer, here are a few fun activities: 

Buzzfeed
Visiting Pinterest or searching Google will bring up tons of affordable activities to keep the kids busy this summer. And if all else fails, revert back to some of my favorite summer activities such as sidewalk chalk, running in the sprinkler and setting up a lemonade stand! 




What were some of your favorite childhood summer activities? Which activities are you planning on doing with your children this summer? 

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