The Fall 2009 semester is over, final grades are in, and we're all catching our breath before plunging into Spring 2010. At this point, I like to post a final blog entry to try and sum up the semester from my point of view. Also, though this class blog will remain active indefinitely, I often find that students rarely make use of online discussion platforms of communities after the main reason for it's existence (class) has been completed.
Thus, this blog entry is directed both at my students and at whoever happens to find this blog, perhaps months from now, and wonder what's going on.
This semester, my third at UMW has gone by fast, but then again, that's what semesters always seem to do. For this seminar, that rapidity meant that there were some things we didn't have time to do, and some things we did do that I wish we'd taken more time to do well. When I look back over the schedule, I see reminders of many interesting discussions and projects, but I also see missed opportunities that I hope I can structure better in future iterations of this seminar.