8.24.2007

First Week

So, I'm done with my first week as Assistant Professor. Can't say it wasn't anything terribly new. But it was kind of alienating in a weird way. Not because the folks here aren't nice -- they are. But the first week is a transition.

The first department meeting isn't until next week and the small day to day stuff just isn't in place yet. Other faculty stop by intermittently with a tentative look and questions of "Are you settled in yet?" or comments about how busy and hectic the first week usually is (it's not for me, really, until I get papers). There's a tension between folks wanting to welcome you but not be taking up too much of your time, either. On top of this, students don't know me yet and are not likely to stop by and talk about the issue I raised regarding portfolio keeping. Even the grad students I have aren't lining up for my office hours or stopping by to discuss their thesis project.

And why would it be any different? I am sure these things will happen in time. I am getting to know and talk a more with students in the major. I even chatted with a grad student of mine in the Department office today. Still, the experience of it can be odd. I am here but not of here, if that makes sense. I must let my roots grow down.

6 comments:

k8 said...

The first set of papers is when I feel the semester's work starts starts - or at least, that's when I start to feel it.

How does it feel to say you have grad students?

Unknown said...

To say I am teaching grad students is pretty cool, to be honest. But, they have their own challenges, too. Sometimes they seem too complacent for their own good. I figured they would want to talk so much, it would seem as if they should start teaching the class. No such luck. I gotta give props to my TESOL students, though -- they are pretty interactive!

oakleyses said...

christian louboutin outlet, tiffany and co jewelry, jordan shoes, coach outlet store online, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, gucci handbags, coach purses, true religion, red bottom shoes, coach outlet, nike free, christian louboutin, coach outlet, prada handbags, kate spade outlet online, oakley vault, nike air max, prada outlet, christian louboutin shoes, longchamp handbags, nike shoes, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban outlet, tory burch outlet, kate spade handbags, chanel handbags, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, true religion outlet, nike air max, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet online, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet store, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet

oakleyses said...

air max, burberry pas cher, lacoste pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, nike roshe run, nike free pas cher, air jordan, north face, ralph lauren, air max pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike trainers, louis vuitton, barbour, lululemon, nike air force, louis vuitton pas cher, oakley pas cher, guess pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ray ban uk, nike free, vans pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, mulberry, ralph lauren pas cher, timberland, hermes pas cher, nike roshe, hollister, sac louis vuitton, hollister, louis vuitton uk, tn pas cher, north face pas cher, chaussure louboutin, longchamp pas cher, michael kors canada, nike air max, true religion outlet, longchamp, converse pas cher, michael kors uk, sac michael kors, scarpe hogan, nike air max, sac vanessa bruno

oakleyses said...

birkin bag, mcm handbags, canada goose, ugg soldes, lululemon outlet, giuseppe zanotti, new balance outlet, chi flat iron, hollister, ugg outlet, mont blanc pens, jimmy choo shoes, herve leger, ugg outlet, soccer jerseys, beats headphones, ugg, nike huarache, nfl jerseys, reebok shoes, abercrombie and fitch, ghd, uggs outlet, insanity workout, canada goose outlet, north face outlet, valentino shoes, longchamp, bottega veneta, p90x workout, wedding dresses, north face jackets, asics shoes, instyler ionic styler, soccer shoes, canada goose outlet, babyliss pro, uggs outlet, roshe run, uggs on sale, marc jacobs outlet, celine handbags, vans outlet, mac cosmetics, rolex watches, ugg boots, ferragamo shoes

oakleyses said...

toms outlet, swarovski jewelry, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, lancel, moncler, juicy couture outlet, pandora uk, moncler, hollister canada, canada goose outlet, hollister clothing, ray ban, oakley, moncler outlet, timberland shoes, baseball bats, canada goose pas cher, vans, gucci, air max, thomas sabo uk, moncler, montre femme, ugg, swarovski uk, louis vuitton canada, wedding dress, ralph lauren, parajumpers outlet, nike air max, uggs canada, hollister, moncler, links of london uk, canada goose uk, converse shoes, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, louboutin, iphone 6 case, canada goose, pandora charms, converse, moncler, supra shoes, moncler, karen millen, replica watches

Not always theoretical... not even always academic.. but always written..