So semester one is finished [at Curtin University anyway] with exams rounding it all up. As many of my clients and colleagues know, I began a part-time gig at Curtin University architecture school as a unit coordinator, lecturer, tutor and then quickly becoming a supervisor to four dissertation students as well. This whole ‘being an educator’ thing was as much as a surprise to me as it is to many! I mean, who would have thunk it…Gerry a lecturer?? Donald Trump running for President? What the f@#k is going on around here?? Frankly, it wasn’t something that I planned on doing and it just landed on my lap suddenly and like how I treat many things in life – I just gave it a go. What was more surprising was that [yes, I’m going to say this] I actually enjoy teaching! And for those of you who are still in shock, yes it is true and here is my staff profile as evidence:
So do you believe me now? Anyway, it has been a blast so far. And I’m locked in for next semester. I’m forming up a super innovative outline for the Professional Practice unit so if you’re one of my students in that class this coming semester – GET EXCITED!! I can’t reveal anything yet but I can say that it’ll be interesting, very very educational and if everything is given the stamp of approval by the ‘higher ups’, no other universities have anything that comes close to this teaching method and/or outcome.
Also, I’d like to congratulate my students who managed to survive the semester so far, especially the final year Master students. Rest well…because you may not get the chance again in semester two! muahaha muahahahaha *strokes invisible white cat*