Yesterday was a major event organized by the Morgridge Center for Public Service, UW-Madison. Also attended by the Morgridges who have been all along from the beginning strengthening UW-Madison’s public service initiatives.
I would like to address one of the questions asked by a faculty member during the students’ lightning presentations. The question was something like what a faculty member should do if a graduate student quits finishing up an action-research dissertation research.
Continue reading Happy 20th Anniversary, Mogridge Center for Public Service
Completing my first two weeks on my Public Humanities Fellowship, I am a happy camper. What about it? Let me be concise since I am in the middle dissertating but do not want to forget some good memories. Continue reading First two weeks of Public Humanities Fellowship
Being flexible can be interpreted in many different ways. As a graduate student and a lead-instructor in a few different collaborative projects, I could offer some thoughts.
Continue reading Being flexible as an individual and leader
According to a MacBookPro’s dictionary :), here it is a definition of ‘patient’ as an adjective:
able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Last Thursday in our community-based research (CBR) class, we reviewed a recruitment email that needed to be sent to our research subjects. At one point I thought, let’s just use this version and move forward. But students were starting to offer inputs share discomfort with the original email version. Feeling the energy from students in improving the email, I then asked, “do you want to split and work in two smaller groups so that we can work on two different tasks, or do you want to stay in a bigger group and work on this email together?” Students anonymously indicated their desire to stay together, and I agree. Consequently, I had to delay offering a training on how to create an encryption folder with a TrueCrypt software to students for the third or even fourth times, which was completely fine to me.
Continue reading The most important in collaboration is, to me, being patient.