Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stuff about my new job

  • Surprise, surprise! My every-day teaching schedule consumes a lot of time and energy. 
  • Graded the first batch of student papers, and they were generally pretty good.
  • I have a nagging fear I'm a way-too-lenient grader. The fact that the college actually circulates our grade distributions contributes to this fear.
  • I am not convinced that my brand-new rubric saved me any grading time. Don't know if I need to just get used to it, tweak it, or simplify it dramatically.
  • My fellow first-year faculty are cool and we get along well.
  • Students here actually come to my office. I think I've had a visit from at least one every day.
  • Our library doesn't have some books I'd like them to have. I don't know if there's enough room in the budget to pick them all up.
  • ...there was another thing, but I've forgotten it.

2 comments:

Ink said...

Lots of good things, hooray!

(The distribution of grading thing is interesting to hear about...do they do it by department or individual?)

clio's disciple said...

Both by department and by individual, actually, though not by course.