You’ve Got a Terminal Degree of the Cronk
If you’ve got the will, we’ve got a PhD program waiting for you in our networking challenge.
Earn 70,000 credits toward your degree, and you’ll have an incredible choice of prizes:
- A CronkNews t-shirt
- A Skyped 1-hour consultation or professional development session with a CronkNews senior writer.
- Co-host a CronkNews podcast
- We’ll interview you for a CronkNews spotlight story
- Have an idea of an appropriate Cronktoral-level prize? Send us a suggestion to consider.
Prerequisites: The Cronktoral level of study requires an earned CronkNews bachelor’s degree.
|Write a review of Required Reading for a professional organization’s newsletter, journal or similar publication||Link or scanned copy||30,000|
|Email the president your undergraduate institution and tell her/him about CronkNews.com||c.c. CronkNews@gmail.com on your email||10,000|
|Email a vice president from your undergraduate institution and tell him/her about CronkNews.com||c.c. CronkNews@gmail.com||10,000|
|Email the president of your grad school institution and tell him/her about CronkNews.com.||c.c. CronkNews@gmail.com||10,000|
|Email a vice president at your grad school institution and tell her/him about CronkNews.com||c.c. CronkNews@gmail.com||10,000|
|Wear a CronkNews shirt to a higher ed event||Picture proof||10,000|
|Film a Required Reading commercial and post to YouTube||Link||10,000 + 5,000 bonus credits if video includes at least one faculty member, administrator and student.|
|Paint the traditional wall/rock/whatever on your campus to promote Required Reading
|Post picture to Twitter or Facebook and send a screen shot.||10,000|
|Create a video news story using xtranormal or similar site of your favorite article from year one of CronkNews.com (June 2009 to June 2010)||Link||10,000|
|Suggest your own independent study idea appropriate at the Cronktoral level.||TBD|
|At 75,000 credits, send a summary of your success to CronkNews@gmail.com. If the registrar approves, you’ll be cleared you to walk the commencement stage in a cute puffy hat (cap and gown not included).|
All done? Impressive performance! You may advance to Level 6 – Tenure Track.
This game is offered for fun. We rely on faithful readers and want to reward them their networking assistance. We’ll rely on participants to follow the rules and to use their conscience, common sense and the honor system to guide their practice. Please play in good faith so we can keep the game open as long as possible. We reserve the right to end the game at any time if we have evidence of funny business that is not funny ha ha.We are open to additional prize ideas or creative mission suggestions, so you may see the game descriptions grow and improve as the game progresses. We may also add rule clarifications or other details – in order to clarify, not to penalize players or prevent their success. Prizes are open to all participants unless budget horrors or exceptional circumstances prevent the administrators from fulfilling their good-faith offers.