Friday, September 23, 2011

Reorient Express/2

Does everyone have their Feelings Graph drawn? It's time to share them with the group. Are there any volunteers? No? If not, I'm going to start calling on you.

OK, here's what we're going to do: you will each put your graph on the wall and then we'll do a peer-evaluation gallery walk of your creations. If anyone wants to put their own graph on their blog or webpage, you can do that as well; just send us the link.

After we've looked at them all, we'll discuss what you've come up with, and then we'll finish this faculty reorientation session with one more trust-building exercise that involves role playing. Be thinking about whether you want to be the basketball coach, the provost, a trustee, an administrative assistant, a helicopter parent, a wealthy donor, or a tenure-track assistant professor.











4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your graphs prevent your manuscript from being publishable in the Journal of Fuzzy Feelings. I will reconsider your submission when the graphs' y-axis have been labeled with suitable units.

rosa said...

fantastic! i laughed out loud at all the graphs but especially at the last one (the circle of refusal - sounds like a grant application). I think i most relate to the one with the error bars - the most sensible - although i have a couple of students where my satisfaction is far below my perception of their abilities. thanks for my daily fix of oyur blog. we both have more important things to do...

Anonymous said...

I think student should not be blamed for anything at all.....if they feel crappy about their scientific career, confidence and that sor of stuff then its advisor's fault since all the famous people in science actually worked with other famous people and if famous people in science can't produce famous people then their scientific fame should be questioned....students are never at fault in any case...if they choose bad students then again they should be blamed and their scientific credibility should be questioned, I mean if they can't even spot a decent student then how can they be expected to come up with decent project.....

Roberto said...

Fig. D, t3: Reminds of the line from Kids in the Hall "Teacher says she's not sure, but I might not be entirely stupid!"