I’ll be teaching my final term at UD this spring. I’ll teach an introcomp course, as I have for many years, since the mid-Seventies. I am looking forward to using Version 2 of Writer’s Help, testing it out with students, figuring out what is working and what needs improvement. I’ve always enjoyed working with first-year students.
I’ll be team teaching two courses, a first year course for prospective mathematics secondary teachers. We are working under an NSF grant that allows us to learn math through technology, with a heavy emphasis on team-based problem solving and communication activities. It’s been a good experience, working with my colleague Alfinio Flores in Math.
My other course is also NSF funded, under the IGERT program, with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Our focus is Business, Ethics, and Communication in the Life Sciences. It’s our third go-round. We line up an industry partner and challenge teams of students with a real problem. Our PhD and MS students are from various scientific disciplines.
I have to work on my answer to questions about what I will do in retirement. I think I’ll save that for my next post…