Office Space

For six years prior to returning to graduate school, I had an actual office and kept all of my work related books and files in my office. As an adjunct and grad student for several years, I had no office and have become accustomed to keeping my office stuff in cluttered, disorganized piles in my…

What To Wear: New Faculty Get-together Edition

The question on deck: what is the right thing to wear to a small dinner party for new faculty members at the provost’s house? The invitation says casual and, in fact, mentions shorts. I have a firm no-shorts-ever policy. But, it is hot as hades out there. I’m thinking a sundress, which may expose me…

Face-to-face vs. hybrid

As my department chair and dean make some decisions about whether to allow me to teach my fall courses in a hybrid format, I find myself gathering evidence to support my claims that hybrid classes are good for students. As a technology enthusiast, a hybrid instructor from way back, and someone who studies technology in…