Hey, so yesterday was the last class of that one class. We finished up the last of the final projects on the final day (I still need to ask for the written components so that I can give a thorough review, but was impressed with the amount of work that went into the other parts) had a chance to dig into some Poke-themed sweets (nutella poffins!) and got back student surveys about what they thought about the course. In general, they seemed to really get a kick out of the class, though unfortunately thought that the science lectures were presented a bit too dryly. But hey, that's what future semesters are for!
At first, we were kinda apprehensive about the next semester... Seeing as 3 out of 5 of us either were graduating or not teaching next semester. We managed to fill 2 of those vacant slots thanks to some classmates from my semester that worked out their schedule to pursue their inner Pokedork calling... But we felt that was still a little bare-bones... So we put out a blurb to the current semester's students to see who'd be interested in picking up the mantle...
We also got a lot of applicants. As in, a lot
of applicants (if my memory serves me right, it's 5 or 6 applicants). So much that we're actually thinking of expanding the course into 2 sections next semester. It's a really far cry from last semester where I and one other person who ultimately backed out to join the team this semester, and makes me excited to see what our class is going to look like this fall.
Oh yeah, I also got a sweet thank-you card with a papercraft Beheeyem on it. One of the perks that comes of teaching a class that you and your students are nuts about, I guess. As for me... Well... I was
the only prof to make it to all of the classes this semester (mostly due to dumb luck with midterm scheduling, but still)
, so you can probably guess what I'm going to be doing for the last 2 semesters of college if I can help it.