Archive for April, 2007

More on Juggling Preps

Monday, April 9th, 2007

We’ve been having intriguing discussion on the subject of rotating course preps and I’m more aware than ever that academia is not a one-size-fits-all type of job. From my complaint of too many preps that I can never seem to cover we move to the reverse problem of too few preps in heavy rotation. I […]

Professor-Type Question

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Just out of curiosity, for those of my readers who are teaching academics, how many course preps do you have tucked away in your filing cabinets or “courses I have taught” list? And how often do you cycle those through?
I’ve been at one institution for fifteen years and I have twenty one course preps that […]

And now? You hate me

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Taught my last class of the term last night. And since I experimented with assigning a final portfolio, they’re finished with all their course work. I only have one class to write their exam on the 12th and that’s it.
Well, except for the piles of marking and the paperwork and all the other administrative duties. […]


Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Spike and Angel, eldest’s new pet rats. This picture features the latter rat, cozy at the bottom floor of their three story habitat. They’ve been with us for five days now and are beginning to settle in. Very cute, very inquisitive, very well taken care of by eldest!


Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Worrisome situation going on in the family. Not really bloggable. Waiting on news from out west.

WISE Women

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Have you heard about WISE: Women in Science and Engineering? Last spring I morosely blogged about how eldest wasn’t nominated by her teacher for their day-long workshop aimed at interesting girls in grades 4-7 in the fields. Eldest was devastated. This year, the process was opened up for self-nomination and we acted fast so […]