Friday, June 04, 2010

Ghosts of Calculus Past

  1. This morning I received an email from the office that deals with cheating cases telling me that a case involving one of my exams has been resolved. For the first time that I'm aware of, the university imposed an additional, serious penalty in addition to what I'd requested.

  2. Also this morning, in Starbucks, I ran into a student who was in my Calc 2 class during the spring of 2007. I remembered his name! He gushed about how much he liked my class. It was a really good group of students (a lot of honors students taking "regular" for scheduling reasons), which made it easier to teach. Also, I teach series in the middle of the semester, not at the end, which greatly improves Calc 2.

  3. For a task I'm working on at work, I've been told to get in touch with an undergraduate. His name is very familiar. I can't help but wonder if he was one of my calculus students. (Haven't bothered to look it up because all my old teaching stuff from my math office computer is archived on disorganized CDs.)