October 07, 2005
Sitting in Faculty Meeting ...
Posted by Gordon Smith

Discussion of grading policy. Already over an hour. No end in sight.

Can't leave because I am up next.

Please send help!

UPDATE: Steve Bainbridge marvels, "Do Gordon and Ann take laptops to the faculty meeting and just whip them out in plain sight?"

I had my laptop, and I was connected to the internet via ethernet wire (wireless does not work well from our faculty commons) because I was doing a presentation about our new SSRN Research Paper Series. As for the general norm against laptops in faculty meetings, I don't think it is strong here, if it exists at all.

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Comments (6)

1. Posted by Paul Stancil on October 7, 2005 @ 14:10 | Permalink

Try this: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/10/07/travel/escapes/07cheese.html?8hpib


2. Posted by Scott Moss on October 7, 2005 @ 14:54 | Permalink

Sounds like you should "grade" this discussion an "F"...


3. Posted by Gerry on October 7, 2005 @ 15:42 | Permalink

And they yelled at us for playing online during class. Shame, shame I say


4. Posted by Eric Goldman on October 7, 2005 @ 23:14 | Permalink

Gerry has a point. Gordon, what's your policy on student Internet use during class? Also, see http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/archives/2005/08/blogging_classd.html Eric.


5. Posted by Gordon Smith on October 7, 2005 @ 23:21 | Permalink

Gerry and Eric,

Although I have considered banning the internet in class, I have never done that. But even if I think that is a good idea, class is readily distinguishable from faculty meetings. Students should be actively engaged in learning during class, while as you know faculty meetings have enormous chunks of unproductive time during which the primary goal is to stay awake.


6. Posted by Cathy on October 8, 2005 @ 6:35 | Permalink

Right, and the other big difference is that during class it's the professors speaking, and at law school faculty meetings it's... um...

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