i don't know who needs to hear this, but if you're a faculty member and you have your students do interesting projects and *then* you ask the archivist if they can preserve the projects.... this is the wrong order of steps. if you want us to preserve your class's projects, please ask us before you commence the project so we can give you advice about our capacity and designing it well.
One of the great things humans do is integrate knowledge in new and unexpected ways, making connections between things that seem counterintuitive at first but obvious in hindsight
the main mechanism for integrating knowledge is low-stress activity, doings that at first glance seem non-productive but which in aggregate helps put things in perspective
So if you've ever felt guilt for taking a whole day off to wander aimlessly through a local nature preserve:
it's important work
Application nonsense, the eleusinian mysteries
"Also, you need to have taken this ten week course on didactics in higher education to be eligible"
friend, I've got a year and a half of training as a rhetorician, and two years as a literal master of education. I somehow doubt those ten weeks are *that* impressive
I am become the skateboard academic, surveyor of words
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