Sunday, September 26, 2010

Starting Autumn quarter 2010

Along with all the other challenges of beginning Autumn quarter, I had to replace SEVEN good-to-great instructors -- some just for this term, some for longer.
One had a family business emergency (will be out only this term, or so we hope).
Two found a full-time job for the duration of the school year.
One found a full-time job for at least this quarter.
One moved with her husband as he starts his PhD program in Toledo.
One is starting a PhD program at Kent State.
One called Friday morning (9/24 -- and the Basic English term starts Monday 9/27) to let me know she had found out Thursday evening that she'll have to have back surgery within 2 weeks.
Our term starts tomorrow. I think we’re ready to go.
I hope so, because at 8:00 a.m., we’ll be going, whether we’re ready or not.