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Topic: Bang Your Head on Your Desk - the thread of teaching despair!

Started by the_geneticist, May 21, 2019, 08:49:54 AM

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Some schools also "sell" their open seats through programs like Acadeum to raise enrollments and revenue.
"How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks...."


Another day, another round of technology issues. Plural.

Yeah, welcome to the new semester.


Classes start in less than 2 weeks. 

Do we have enough TAs? Nope
Am I being asked to increase the number of lab sections? Yes
For the [baskets 101 for baskets majors] that is required for several majors? Nope
For the [baskets are neat 100] class that checks a gen Ed box and no one is required to take? Yes, that one

A Deanlet has seen the waitlist numbers and has taken a "personal interest". 


Sorry for the double-post.

I emailed assigned TAs to ask which sections they would prefer so I can set the schedule.  Instructions were to number them as #1 being first choice & #12 being last choice.

TA ranked ALL sections as #12.

I'm going to take it as "I have no preference, any days or times is just fine" rather than "I really don't want to teach any of these".