I figured that it would be apropos to throw in a final Tuesday Teaching Talk as I exit as CAST coordinator (Also, I was having trouble looking at the standings in the football pool given mathissexy’s disappointing performance). A few years ago, CAST was tasked with the responsibility of maintaining this regular Tuesday post. Due to lacking popularity, and really everything else we were doing, we let it slip away. Here’s one last one for nostalgia’s sake. Also, if you’re around this afternoon (2ish in 1046), you can meet your new coordinators and have some cookies and pears, while discussing the following.
How do you stay sane while grading the last exams? Do you have final assignments in your classes? Do they happen this week or did they occur previously? Do you provide students feedback on them, despite their somewhat summative nature?
Do you have a special way of ending your courses? What was one success this semester? What was on struggle?
What (if anything) do you plan to tweak/change for the spring semester?
I’d love to hear from some of you as you procrastinate in grading your exams, projects, portfolios and papers. After all, according to some anonymous source(s), we faculty can be lazy. See you later. It’s been fun.