Orientations are in an hour and fifteen minutes, and I still have to finalise my syllabus (semesterplan). Oh, it’s fine, it has been for weeks, but I’d like it to be prettier, and more informative, and better, and nicely laid out and all that. Given I only have an hour left it likely won’t be.
However, orientations should be more fun than usual. Rather than do a boring row of presentations of all our courses, we’re just briefly introducing everyone who teaches at the department, emphasising our research interests as well as what we’re teaching (particularly important for students who’ll be finding advisors for their own research), we’ll put out the syllabi on a table and serve food and drinks – hopefully the food and drinks and informality will help students get to know each other and make it easy for them to ask teachers questions about the courses they’d like to take.
OK. Time to finish that syllabus and help Unn-Therese set up the tables and food and such.