I spent part of the morning doing research. The end result—I've have a dozen books from the library, on business simulations. That should keep me busy for the rest of the week.
The new PhD coordinator, Erling called a meeting to find out what we (the PhD cohort) wanted to do during this year. It seems that there will be three main programs.
- A series of writing retreats—the last one was so good, this was first on our list
- A series of workshops covering things like EndNote. I might be roped into delivering that one in particular.
- PhD seminars/get togethers/social event, every six weeks-or-so.
- Presenting seminars by the PhD cohort to the department (for friendly feedback)
I really like the sound of the program—there is certainly a lot being done for us.
Had a mad rush over to the Takapuna/North Shore campus. It's pandemonium as the builders try and finish things for the new semester next Monday.
Anyway, they have more or less finished extending my office, so I spent several hours getting everything back into place, sorting out furniture and books, getting rid of the dust. Well, its done now. I only hope it isn't necessary for them to fit in another person—that will be a squeeze.
Of course, there is only a room shortage until the new offices are built on the third floor. Who knows when that will happen. I guess it depends on when the existing tenants leave.