Back to School....
Well, I had class last night. It was the 3rd week of school, but my first class.
Why? Well, I forgot to go on week 1; week 2 was a holiday for MLK Day. So, I went last night. Boy, did I feel behind the curve!
...and, my professor. I can't yet decide if I hate him or not.
He goes soooooooooo fast. He'll say things like, "...and you were exposed to that in undergrad. If you don't remember, then look it up. Moving on..." Um....dude, my undergrad was HOW many years ago??? And, he says that, but the following stuff that flows from his lips makes NO sense until I frantically rifle through my texts to refresh my brain..."oh yeah, I remember now..."
I'm not a big fan of spoon-feeding or being read to....but at the same time, come ON!
And...I'm expected to be proficient in SPSS & SINGWIN. I am sure that I've had some SPSS in the past, but I can honestly say that I have never even heard of SINGWIN. He made it abundantly clear that this class is NOT a technology class. He will not be teaching us how to use the programs, but we are expected to use them for our 2 major projects...one of which is due 2/18. Great.
We also have to read about 8 chapters a week, and he expects them to be read between the end of class on Monday night to Friday. He expects homework questions to be emailed to him no later than midnight on Friday. but---class doesn't meet until Monday. So, that means that if you work, have a child, and attend school---unfortunately you don't have your weekends to do the work b/c he wants the stuff done by the Friday before the weekend.
He also does not like discussion during class. You are to speak only when you've been called upon. You can raise your hand, but do not begin speaking until he calls you by name. And yes, we all have name-tags. He then referenced some experience he had at ASU where two students got into a fist fight, and he believes that it was sparked by chaotic open forum discussion, which he will not tolerate.
At that point, my bladder was about to explode, and I had to excuse myself to go to the bathroom. I did not raise my hand, nor did I request permission. I was fully prepared to go toe-to-toe with this MOFO if he questioned my actions. I'm a grown ass woman. I will go to the restroom whenever I choose. Regardless of what he thinks.
I've got exactly one class under my belt, and I am sooooooooooo ready for this semester to be over, already.