Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Another day goes by...

Sometimes I can't figure out where the time goes. I feel like I blink and days have passed! It doesn't help that my calendar is not up and our house is still in unpacking disarray. In fact, this morning I was halfway to a doctor's appointment (no exciting news - they just drew blood and I have a sonogram scheduled for next week) when I remembered I was supposed to meet someone from the school to get a copy of the text for the class I am taching this semester! Aaargh! I frantically called Stephanie and asked her to meet him for me and get the books. Being the wonderful friend she is she loaded three kids in the car and got the books for me. Am I blessed to have such great friends, or what?

On the teaching front, classes have started and the ususal questions about what is due when have started rolling in. The questions are always something I have answered in the course materials for the class, but I am convinced that posting all of that is just for my benefit as none of the students seem to read it! And just as I was feeling like I must be doing something wrong with my class, I logged into a class I decided to tkae online this semester just for fun. It literally made me embarassed to be associated with the school as it is possibly the most poorly designed and uninformative online course I have ever seen. If I was paying for it (and not getting free tuition b/c I work there) I would be so angry I wouldn't be able to see straight. I am seriously considering emailing the department head about it, but I am thinking I should probably just keep my mouth shut and get off my soapbox!


Debi said...

Oh, that was so very sweet of your friend! But that's what friends are for, right? Glad you've got such good ones!

You sound just like Rich! I mean just like him! I swear if he had any hair, he'd be pulling it out. (Don't tell him I said that. lol) His students drive him around the bend sometimes.

And personally, I think you should e-mail the department head. Maybe he/she honestly doesn't know. And like you said it makes the whole school look bad. Not to mention that I just think it's unethical to take students' money and not deliver a quality product. Of course, I'm not the one who works there and has to worry about what waves I might be causing, so it's easy for me to say, huh?

When did classes start?

Carrie! :o) said...

Oh, I would email the head of the department in a heartbeat! My Dad is a College Professor and is also the department head for his college. I know he would want to hear feedback.

Hope your week goes well!