If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Observations At The End Of Week 3

  • I can talk for an obscenely long time and with great passion about research methods.
  • The workload generated from having a doctoral program multiplies exponentially each year.
  • There are some students I simply adore and admire so much that it is extremely difficult for me to be objective. This probably does them a disservice.
  • The line at the "Starbucks-Friendly" coffee shop will not decrease until all classes cease. At that time I'm sure it will be closed.
  • Being a "favorite" professor is detrimental to one's research career.
  • When you give good feedback, people want more feedback; when you don't give feedback, people want feedback. People are feedback hogs.
  • A week without faculty meetings is sweet but does not necessarily increase my productivity.
  • Overhead while walking across campus (young man talking into his cell phone): ....to relieve your anxious little mother mind....


Seeking Solace said...

Re the feedback hogs..some people are just neeeeeedy.

Sounds like things are busy but going well. :)

~profgrrrrl~ said...

yes, yes, yes! (re: feedback, being a favorite professor, passion about research methods)

Julie said...

It sounds like things are rolling along very well. Great descriptions. I can smell the starbucks and hear the feedback hogs snorting. Lol!