It is the last week of classes. There are a lot of loose ends to tie up, but overall I am pretty pleased with how the semester has gone. My students worked hard and, I hope, learned a lot.
I had really wanted to ask students about their reactions to the different things we have done over the seemster. I wanted to use their responses both as a starting point for planning for next semester and also as the basis of a paper about the semester. But then I discovered how long and drawn out a process it will be to get approval to do that. I am still hopeful that it might work, but I am not holding my breath. So I am having to rethink these last few days. I can have the conversation with my students, but I may not be able to do anything with it. That would be too bad.
I am busy, of course, grading their last papers and presentations. We are not going to have any formal exams but rather small projects. I think it will be more fair for them.
And two weeks from now, it will all be over. Grades will be on and I will be on vacation. Sort of…