It’s about 3:45 pm and I just realized that today is Day of DH thanks to the wonder that is Facebook. I’m just writing a quick post to catch up. Here’s what happened so far today:
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Fed kid, got ready for work.
Stopped by Carol Lee to get donuts for class. This is my first time doing something like this mid-semester, but they did a great job presenting their work for Cranwell International Center last week, and I wanted to reward them for it.
10 am to 10:45 am
Prepped for class. Re-read assigned readings and read some student blogs.
11 am to 12:15 pm
Taught Intercultural Issues in Professional Writing. We talked about issues of nationalism and professional writing. Students were assigned to read excerpts from Anderson’s Imagined Communities (Introduction and the Origins of National Consciousness) and Barnum & Li’s Chinese and American Technical Communication: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Differences, and we discussed those readings, with one student leading the discussion.
Also got participants for a study I’m doing, to be included as a book chapter in Integrating Theoretical Frameworks in the Teaching of Technical Communication (tentative title). Passed out and went over consent forms.
12:15 pm to 1 pm
Lunch with Nick. Called nanny because I forgot to feed my poor dog.
1:15 to 2 pm
Completed registration form for Gender, Bodies, and Technology Conference (http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gbt/index.html), submitted to department fiscal technician. Talked with colleague about committee related work. Sent follow up email to students regarding diversity in China.
2 to 3:30 pm
Office hours. Prep for 5 pm class. Set up review on ELI (elireview.com). Checked email, responded to a (different) committee related email.
3:30 to 3:45 pm.
Fb-ed collaborators regarding a conference roundtable. Called potential nanny and set up interview.
Started writing this post.
I may or may not be able to write a more extended post later. We’ll see.