Just back from a very good presentation/workshop that was mostly reporting quantitative data about uni students experiences of university. Lots of lickert-scale response graphs. And I always have the same kind of reaction to those sort of things, which is that they just raise more questions for me than they answer. Not just about the data presented but, e.g., the idea that there’s a difference between “strongly agree” and “agree” that matters. Anyway.
It was the second day of semester and my first day of teaching today. I was eased into it with just a tutorial.
And I got my new MacBook today.
Working out this new wordpress theme.
I’m writing a grant-like-thing most of the time, but when I’m not I’m:
- spending too much time goofing around on twitter. Oh, the shame.
- having interesting meetings about future research.
- talking with my PhD students and thinking how smart they all are.
Presented to the Faculty Research Seminar Series today with all (!) of my colleagues in Industrial Design. In some ways presenting to the faculty was more nerve-wracking than presenting to strangers.
Graduation tonight and one of my friends is getting his PhD before starting his amazing new job overseas.
Report edited. Waiting on feedback. PhD student Confirmation of Candidature document commented. Thesis commented.
Oh, look. Another report to write. Huzzah.
Recent chats with a dear colleague remind me that I should own my perspective a bit, a lot, more.