On our campus, classes started today.
To all of the students: give your best! Have fun!
To all of the faculty: Give your best! Have fun! Even if it is the umpteenth time teaching this class, remember your audience is fresh, new, impressionable, and ready to learn.
I (Cindi) have been writing syllabi the past few days . . . imaging the students who will be in my classes. I’ve written about learning objectives, course requirements, reading lists, and grade assignments. I have packed a lot of information into my syllabus — I encourage all students to become very familiar with it as it will be a critical guide throughout the semester. I consult my syllabus frequently to remind myself of what I’ve told the students I would be doing and how (and when!) I will be holding them accountable.
I’ll check in after tomorrow to recount some first day of classes stories!