My last post was September 4, 2013. Oops.
In the first week of October, I got a new (additional) job at GVSU: director of faculty advisors for freshman orientation. Given that we welcome over 4000 new first-year students each summer, for the past two+ months I’ve had considerable work to do in learning my new job and planning for summer 2014. With that added to my normal workload, a few things had to be put off. Blogging and tweeting got set aside.
With apologies for being gone, I’m glad to be back. Here’s an overview of some upcoming posts that I’m working on:
- updates to the text: during the fall semester, I got a bunch of great feedback from colleagues near and far who were using the text, plus from my own students. I carefully collected all of that, and over the next couple of days, I will be implementing the needed corrections and changes. New versions of the .pdf files will post on the text’s download page no later than December 30, 2013.
- reflections on fall 2013: this past term was the first time I’d gotten to use the text myself, and I’m keen to share my and my students’ reactions. Plus I still owe the post “part 3 of 3”, tied to how my fall 2013 differential calculus class looks (looked!).
- talk at the Joint Meetings: there’s an exciting paper session at the Joint Math Meetings in Baltimore in early January that is devoted to free and open texts. I’m giving a talk there, so I’ll post a short preview of the talk, plus put in some publicity for others on the schedule.
Now, back to editing …