We asked a few faculty around campus who are teaching this September: What’s new this September?
Faculty member Dr. Joe Naylor broke it down like this…
What’s new? Here’s something I came up with last week for the first day of classes.
I came up with this idea because I knew I was going to be using a microphone in class. Given my radio background, the temptation to do a time and weather check– “1:15 here at JIBC, it is 22 degrees and sunny,” would be irresistible. My Flipboard Chart paper for my story had three Bullet-Points: “NEPOTISM,” “DISASTER,” and “IN/COMPETENCE.”
I’m hoping for some improvements: they could be more concise with their PowerPoint bullet points. A tight Flipboard chart takes training, but we amused each other, and made progress in that process.
Thank you to CTLI for asking me to contribute to their newsletter. I have been a fixture at each of their weekly Drop-Ins since the Lockdown started and recommend this to my peers. Mind you, their regular Thursday lunch time slot now conflicts with my In-Person delivery of JIBC’s ESMS-4220, Ethical Issues in Public Safety, one of our Applied Ethics courses. Much of my on-line progress has been the product of serendipity, overhearing the issues and ideas that others bring to the table. Naz and Dave are fun people, and you don’t need to have an agenda to get something out of participating. I suggest simply showing up; my radio, social, and academic life was shaped and refined by simply showing up at a UBC extra-mural club.
Want to hear more from Joe? Contact him at email@example.com.