The spring semester started last Wednesday here at UPJ, so classes are beginning to get themselves organized. After last semester’s relative silence, my goal is to post more this semester and I’ve instituted a few set deadlines for myself to help that process along.
This semester, I’m teaching two courses: Structural Geology and Earthquakes & Volcanoes. The former is an upper-level course, who will hopefully adding structure-related posts once a week. The latter is an introductory class that I designed and taught for the first time last semester. This semester the class is getting an upgrade in the form of once-a-week computer lab time to integrate more “live” data into the course. For both classes, I’m going to have a weekly post in the form of an unlabeled image that the students need to name the main geologic feature (and the geographical location, if possible). I would ask that the rest of the world wait until I’ve posted the answer to start discussions to not give the students an unfair advantage.
In addition, I’m going to follow Ron‘s lead and have a weekly rock-on-my desk related post. However, I’m going to post photomicrographs instead of hand samples, just to mix things up. (I’ll try to finish a “what are photomicrographs” post over the weekend for the non-geologists out there.)
So, my posting schedule:
I don’t teach on Thursdays, so I will be working on my research like crazy and hopefully will be so successful I won’t have time to post anything!