I am looking forward to learning how to better engage (and retain) my students. Each semester I have a number of students enroll in my online classes and then leave after a week. Is this because they were not prepared for the effort an online class takes or is it because of how my class is designed.
I cannot do anything about the first item, and self selection might be good, but I can do everything possible to design an engaging class while still meeting high academic standards.
I do like to travel. This picture is of me on one of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt just before I went inside. I had a wonderful trip to Mexico recently and am going back twice this next winter. My brother lives in Budapest so I have seen a lot of eastern Europe, and now my sister is buying a home there so will want to travel there soon.
This summer I am building a small cabin in the land I have across Kachemak Bay.