Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Deans in pjs

Thought I would update you on my new teaching job.

  1. The dean of my dept. lives in the same place as me - we've seen each other in pjs (and politely hurriedly passed each other in the hallway).
  2. When I used a projector for teaching they had to turn on power to the entire building.
  3. I can't tell what are the first and what are the last names of my students.
  4. I can get dressed 15 minutes before class and run downstairs to teach.
  5. At graduation many Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston songs were played.
  6. I have to work with a fan sitting 1 ft away from my face (and sleep with 2 at night).
  7. There seems to be only one chalk board eraser for the entire floor of classrooms.
  8. Students wander in 40 minutes late.
  9. They physically ousted the former academic dean a couple years ago (so I will be careful to not make too many waves).
  10. I have difficulty understanding what they are saying.
  11. Five thought ecology is the study of ground bark (and 2 changed their answer from the environment to ground bark).
  12. They actually remembered what I taught them last week!


Sparkling Squirrel said...

Thanks for the update, SalSis!

Tucson Trekker said...

So out of touch! You must be in Haiti! Wow, what an experience!! Is the dean a man? In any case I hope you will get to the point where you can great each other even in PJs. I want to hear more...