The Calm Before
It's so quiet here. I think I'll go get a boba and wake up.
Anyway, fall registration has begun. Often this means things are busy. Students are calling and emailing with questions, I have more appointments, and courses start to fill and have waiting lists. During this time Cristina (go Paris, go Berlin!) and I get a little "cray" about checking the CRS-150.
The CRS-150 is an enrollment report that isn't quite real-time, but is updated about twice a day, I think. I'm not sure why exactly, but watching the numbers is fascinating. For example, as of this morning, 163 people are enrolled in fall courses, of which there are 35 offered. The average class size is 4.8. There are currently two spots in Drawing for Communication (online) left and 18 people are already enrolled in Design History. Ten are enrolled in Dreamweaver in the lab.
All this action, and it's only been one week since enrollment started. Exciting!
Perhaps one reason it's a kick (as my mother would say) is that it's the time when the conceptual becomes practical. These courses have existed on a planning grid for a few months, but now they're actually real and filling with human beings. Before you know it, they will be really happening. It's like the fruit of my labor.
I hope you enjoy!