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Before Break…

Before Break…

Hello 431 crew,

Thank you for the thoughtful drafts for the What I Know So Far papers. I did a quick read this morning; they look great. Appreciate you all so much and all the work you’re doing for your classes under crap conditions.

Please read the rest of this email carefully. It has four parts. 😉

  1. Peer Feedback: As I mentioned in a previous email, I’d also like you to give feedback to each other this week (by Friday, (11/20) or Saturday (11/21) would be great). Here’s what I’m thinking:
    • Share your draft with your partner (see below). Everyone’s emails are in the email thread (where I originally sent this on 11/17) for sharing via Google Docs. Make sure the share settings for me and your partner are for “comments” and not just view only. Communicate with each other via email if necessary to coordinate draft sharing.
    • As you give feedback, notice places in their drafts where they might build on an idea (examples from internships you’d like to see added or a good place to add something from one of the readings). You can also engage with the ideas, offering up your experiences or your suggestions from the readings, etc. I would see this feedback as a conversation between colleagues.
    • Tell them things they are doing well with the draft. Give them 1-2 ideas for revision: what idea might they explore further? What questions does their draft raise for you that you’d like to see explored?
    • I see this feedback as collegial and an opportunity for professional practice for giving feedback.
  2. The Hiring Memo: the Spring mentor application is now ready to go. The application deadline is Fri, Dec 4. From Dr. Sparks: “With two Jumbo sections being offered, there are also opportunities for well-prepared students to lead more than one workshop.” You have an option on the form to indicate if you are interested in leading more than one workshop.
  3. Student Evaluations: could you take a moment this week and complete the SETs for your classes? It really helps us all out since we need evaluations for our tenure files. The SET deadline is Friday and we are seeing very low completion rates, which makes us nervous for faculty who need to address student feedback for their files. We need your input; thank you in advance!
  4. Your workshops are meeting this week. Per usual, leave an update in our currents community, then I hope you truly do get a break next week.

Partners for peer feedback:

  • Lumi & Tabitha
  • Matthew & Hannah S
  • Isaiah & Caleb
  • Paytyn feedback to Hannah May; Hannah May give feedback to Ceaira; Ceaira give feedback to Paytyn. 😉 So, Paytyn, share your draft with Hannah May; Hannah share your draft with Ceaira; Ceaira share your draft with Paytyn.

When we return, we’ll work on some gaming things that I hope will be playful. The English Department is designing a game for students to play, tentatively titled “the Game’s Afoot.” We’ll be thinking about how to turn concepts from this class into gaming ideas. We’ll play together and reflect on the ideas. I’ll try to make it not suck. 😉 We’ll use this as our reflection assignment and our resource gathering assignment combined, so we head into the end of the semester with some low stakes and playful plans.

In a nutshell:

  • Peer feedback by Saturday morning (11/21)
  • Complete the hiring form/memo by Dec 4
  • Complete your SETs this week
  • Attend the workshop this week and leave a brief update

Hang in there! And thank you again! And omg, it’s raining! I might cry…

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