We had mid-semester meetings to make sure we’re meeting the requirements for the Global Engagement Fellowship. I thought my mid-semester meeting went pretty well. It was really helpful to just go over the requirements again and make sure I was on track to get everything done. I’m not always the best at keeping track of all the requirements for a program, so it was good to make sure everything was in order and make sure there weren’t going to be any unpleasant surprises at the end of the semester. It was also really helpful to talk about the digital portfolio and story. I wasn’t quite clear on the exact expectations for either of those things, so it was definitely good to get that cleared up.
After the mid-semester meeting, I do have a few goals for the rest of this semester. First, I’d obviously like to follow through with the three goals I had for the meeting to continue becoming more globally engaged. It’s only been about a week, but so far I think I’m doing pretty well with my goal of keeping up on international news. After the conference, I also have a few additional goals. One is to stay focused for the last half of the semester. I tend to lose focus in the third quarter of just about anything, which is starting right about now. The last few weeks I’ve noticed my focus slipping away just a little bit, and I don’t want to let that continue. I hope to not lose focus by simply being aware of the fact that it usually happens, and by scheduling my time really well. I’ve found that if I have a written list of things to do, I’m much more likely to get everything done, so I’ll make sure to do that in order to stay focused. Finally, another goal for the rest of this semester is to keep up with my Global Engagement blog. I’m not very familiar with blogging, and I can already see that I’ll probably forget to post because it’s not a one-time thing, but it also isn’t a daily thing. Again, I think this problem can probably be solved by writing something down. (Edit: It’s the end of the semester and I just now managed to post this! I didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with posting here, but I’ll try to do better in the future!)