2020 Week 09


frozen bow Janice and I went for a walk at Glenbow Ranch, and wound up along the frozen Bow River.

⚙️ Work

I had the opportunity to be involved with adjudication for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards. We have some really amazing teachers here. What an honour to be part of that process.

Looking into options for online exam proctoring.

🤔 PhD

Worked out which candidacy plan to use for my program, and made progress in translating themes/topics into questions to guide me as I develop my thesis proposal. Now, to try to find a way of describing 25 years worth of projects in a framework that a) makes sense b) is internally consistent and c) can be used to describe future work… Have a thesis proposal preliminary outline draft to start with.

I’m starting to get concerned about finding a pattern of working on this. Evenings are shot - there’s not enough left after working all day. Fridays are cleared for PhD work, and whatever I can take from weekends. Is that enough time to be productive, without half-assing this? Hopefully.

📚 Reading

🧺 Other

If we survive these cuts, it’s going to take decades to recover.

🗓️ Focus for next week

  • Develop questions and working title for thesis proposal
  • Strategy discussion re: learning technologies
  • LTG and LTDT team meetings
  • Presentation/chat with library-folk re: learning technologies
  • Getting back on the ice as many times as possible for lunch skates