ads3: Re: ads3: Re: academie: Re: Symposium Post-Mortem

Edvard Gayer scavard at
Tue Feb 19 15:34:10 PST 2002

Remember, non-attributional.  :)  Nobody take anything personally, nobody 
get defensive.

If something went wrong (or if it could have been done better), it shouldn't 
be viewed as being critical of anyone or any group of people.  The idea is 
to identify areas where we can improve, and learn what we need to do _next_ 
time to ensure that those improvements get a chance to happen.  That's all.  

I _strongly_ want to avoid discussions that even hint of finger-pointing.  
If that begins to happen, we should call-off the whole exercise.  I hope 
everybody else feels similarly.


----Original Message Follows----
From: Sharon <sharon at>
To: Edvard Gayer <scavard at>
CC: <ads3 at>, <academie at>, <duncarraig at>
Subject: ads3:  Re: academie: Re: Symposium Post-Mortem
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 14:26:58 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Edvard Gayer wrote:

 > As I mentioned before, I think that a complete schedule should have gone 
 > to instructors well before it was finalized in print.  If that had 
 > the problem with me (and someone else too, I think) getting stuck with 
 > classes in a row in different rooms (very bad) would have been avoidable.

   	A schedule *did* go out well (1 wk, which was the best I could do
with procrastinating instructors) before it was finalized. Katherine had the
  horrible lot she did because the change she requested, switching class
  times with Judith, would have been contrary to Judith's specific request,
putting her opposite a class she wanted to take. Many instructors had
requests for times and they got them. It was a simple case of not being
able to please everyone. We can continue to try to accomodate as many
people as we logistically can, but realize that everyone will not always
get everything they want as sometimes this requires inconveniencing

	The best way to avoid a case like this in the future is for the
instructors to submit their classes WELL IN ADVANCE. This allows more
time for instructors to review the schedule and more time for logistical

	Thank you. This has been Constanza's official Nag of the Day

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