I Will Be Teaching Again

Montclair State University

Quick announcement for anyone who is interested. I just took up a position as an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University and will be teaching two undergraduate Fluency in Technology classes in September. This is in addition to my full time job, but I’m not worried.

The way it works out, I only have to do this 2 nights a week and it won’t interfere with my normal work schedule. I can totally pull that off, and still have time to goof off. And having some extra money never hurts.

In fact I should be able to spend more time on preparation than when I was doing this as a graduate assistant. Back then I was teaching this class, working part time off campus, taking classes as a full time graduate student, doing TA work (grading and etc) for another professor, and writing my thesis. This time around I won’t have classes, thesis or TA responsibilities to worry about.

So what does this mean for the blog? You may expect to see a return of “Only at Montclair State” and “LOL MSU” type rants. If you don’t know what I mean go over and read some of the posts by Miloš – he tends to churn those out regularly. :P

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17 Responses to I Will Be Teaching Again

  1. EXCELLENT! I’LL SEE YOU IN HELL!

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    LOL! Yes. We can swap notes and horror stories.

    Did they assign you any sections yet? I don’t see you on the master schedule.

    Oh, and since you are the new webmistress, I will probably need my TIS password reset sometime before September, unless I somehow figure out how to retrieve it from my long term memory (also known as /dev/null) by then. :mrgreen:

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  3. I hope to know my assignment by tomorrow. Did you hear about Dr. Wang filling in as chairman this semester. Apparently Dr. Deremer is taking a sabbatical.

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  4. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Oh shit! Wang? That’s kinda scary. LOL

    He is like one of the strictest, old school, by-the-book people we have in the department. It will be an…. Interesting semester.

    Btw, are they getting any other GA’s or is it just you? I’m figuring they didn’t get to many this year since they called me. ;)

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  5. There is another girl, Mila. She’s really nice. Dr. Wang is a teddy bear.

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  6. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Ah cool. I think last year they only had 1 GA or something like that. Two is good. :)

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  7. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    hey, what are you trying to say!? Well, now that I think about it, I do have a “few” of MSU related posts…hahaha

    You know me, I call it like I see it.

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  8. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I’m just saying that since you work there, you do get exposed to a fair share of Montclair WTF moments. It’s inevitable.

    It’s kinda like living in the twilight zone – only more boring, and less mysterious. lol

    And yet, I still like that place enough to go back. Go figure.

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  9. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    :) well said. Yeah, WTF moments are always there as I’m sure with most other organizations…btw, what is the process that you had to go through to adjunct? I’ve been offered CMPT 109 in the past but was too busy to take it on. However, it might be something I would wanna do next year.

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  10. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    As far as I can tell, I just need to fill out a couple of forms, get two recommendation letters, and get my transcripts sent to someone in HR. Apparently Deremer and Bredlau already wrote the letters (or will write them soon) so I don’t need to worry about that.

    Also, one of the forms asks you to attach your Curriculum Vitae but Bev said a resume is ok too.

    And I’m fully confident that this process will drag out till September and that they will loose my forms at least once. ;)

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  11. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    …and this is how the new chapter of MSU related marvels began. ;)

    Cool, thanks for the info.

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  12. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    LOL. Can’t wait to find out what kind of bureaucratic shenanigans they will get me into this year. :mrgreen:

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  13. Eilleen UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Oh Lukasz, why subject yourself to perils of MSU? You truly are a masochist. ;)

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  14. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    I don’t know. I just don’t seem to be able to get away from that place.

    I need help. LOL

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  15. Eilleen UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I think you may want to visit CAPS, and have them refer you to a psych. If all else fails, go visit one of the professors in the Psych department on the 2nd floor of CHSS. They may be able to help you.

    LOL

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  16. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    LOL

    But, the CHSS people also work at MSU. Wouldn’t that mean they are too far gone to help me?

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  17. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    …and I get the pleasure of dealing with them every day. :) hahaha

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