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It’s week 13. 75% of the semester is in the books!

Monday, 4/7: Last drop day for students; Erasing the Distance Performance (12:45-2pm, Rm 103);

Tuesday, 4/8: Faculty Council Meeting (3:30pm, Rm 1046); Humanifest-OH!–Chicago Latino Film Festival Screening of “The Eternal Night of the Twelve Moons” (5:30p, Rm 323); Humanifest-OH! Field Trip: Edward Gorey Exhibit at Loyola University (5:30pm, RSVP to emccormack@ccc.edu);

Wednesday, 4/9: Les White’s Dad, Dr. Alexander White talks “Lessons from the Holocaust” (5:30-8p, Rm 1115);

Thursday, 4/10: Career Fair (10a-2p, Rm 102/103); Humanifest-OH!–Chicago Latino Film Festival Screening of “The Eternal Night of the Twelve Moons” (11a, Rm 323); Humanifest-OH! Faculty Jazz Recital (11a, Basement!);

Friday, 4/11: SGA Leadership Conference (9:00a-4p, All Over); Humanifest-OH!–Chicago Latino Film Festival Screening of “The Eternal Night of the Twelve Moons” (12:30p, Rm 1115);

Saturday, 4/12: Spring break!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halfway to halfway done. Welcome to week 5.

Monday, 2/10: Business as usual as far as I know;

Tuesday, 2/11: Faculty Council Meeting (3:30-5:30p, Rm 1046);

Wednesday, 2/12: Spring Transfer Fair (10:30-2:30p, Rm 102); Columbia University Info Session (3:30-5p, Rm 102);

Thursday, 2/13: Business as usual as far as I know;

Friday, 2/14: Business as usual as far as I know;

Saturday, 2/15: Business as usual as far as I know;

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Welcome to week 4. At the end of this week, the semester will be 25% done. Seems kind of quiet, event-wise, this semester. Is it or am I just not hearing about what is going on? Is anything happening for Black History Month? Groundhog day? CAST? Where is everybody?

Monday, 2/3: Business as usual as far as I know;

Tuesday, 2/4: Business as usual as far as I know;

Wednesday, 2/5: Business as usual as far as I know;

Thursday, 2/6: Business as usual as far as I know;

Friday, 2/7: Business as usual as far as I know;

Saturday, 2/8: Business as usual as far as I know;

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Dang…it’s always hard enough to figure out how to do my M/W classes (i.e., what to cut) with only 30 meetings (instead of the 31 we get in the fall), but now we’re down to 29…with 26 left.  It’s week 3, already.

Monday, 1/27: No School; too cold;

Tuesday, 1/28: Business as usual as far as I know, but watch the news–it could be cancelled, too;

Wednesday, 1/29: Business as usual as far as I know;

Thursday, 1/30: Union Meeting (2-3:30p, Rm 1115);

Friday, 1/31: Business as usual as far as I know;

Saturday, 2/1: Business as usual as far as I know;

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Classes are jammed up, eh? We had a lot of seats open on Wednesday of registration week, but by Monday, all but three of the seats in our 19 philosophy classes (not even counting the online ones) had butts in them. Plus I’m hearing stories about over-enrollments in other areas, and even a whisper about “record enrollments.” Is that what you’re seeing out there?

Monday, 1/20: No School; happy Martin Luther King day;

Tuesday, 1/21: Business as usual as far as I know;

Wednesday, 1/22: Business as usual as far as I know;

Thursday, 1/23: Business as usual as far as I know;

Friday, 1/24: Business as usual as far as I know; Day 10 lists are due to the registrar by 1:30pm

Saturday, 1/25: Business as usual as far as I know;

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Well it was a weird registration week, but despite all of that the philosophy classes are full up! So the news is not all bad. Hope you’re ready.

Add your own first-day advice in the comments. Thanks, in advance for it.

Monday, 1/13: First day of classes for Monday/Wednesday classes!

Tuesday, 1/14: First day of classes for Tuesday/Thursday classes!

Wednesday, 1/15: First day of classes for Wednesday only classes!

Thursday, 1/16: First day of classes for Thursday only classes!

Friday, 1/17: First day of classes for Friday only classes!

Saturday, 1/18: First day of classes for Saturday classes!

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Well, if nothing else, last semester was certainly a learning experience for me! Among the things I learned:

~Jen Asimow is right about the return from sabbatical–the first eight weeks or so of the semester feel like (and might actually be) the best teaching you’ve ever done;

~Planning changes to your teaching (as in changing everything you do–from course design/conceptualization, assignments, texts and so on) is better done piecemeal (maybe one or two courses at a time) rather than wholesale;

~If you do decide to make wholesale changes, it is probably best NOT to make said changes at a time when you are not teaching and have oodles of free time, lest you become delusional about what you can actually do and keep up with;

~I was delusional when I made my teaching plans for last semester, hence the gradual trickle to almost nothing in terms of posts in November and December;

~Over the years, I have found that students are pretty apathetic about receiving a “Zero” for an assignment. They often respond with a shrug. Last semester, I began applying a penalty (-1 point) for NOT turning something, anything, in by the due date. I couldn’t believe the reactions I got. They were freaking out, and many of them made sure not to miss another assignment. The endowment effect is real.

Other things I learned will hopefully trickle out this semester. What did you learn last semester? Hopefully something. If not, no worries–another semester is upon us! And I have piles of reading, saved up just for you, and maybe, just maybe, a wee bit of excitement. Until then, welcome back to the first week of spring semester!

Monday, 1/5: School is closed for coldness!

Tuesday, 1/6: Registration (unless all the pipes burst or something);

Wednesday, 1/7: Registration

Thursday, 1/8: Registration

Friday, 1/9: Registration

Saturday, 1/10: Registration