Enjoy the View! Slow Down and Make Technology Work for You. Cheryl Schultz The University of Iowa NACADA Annual Conference October 3, 2008. Code: 140. Overview. What is the Slow Movement? What are the pros and cons of “slow” vs. “fast”? How can we incorporate slow into our work settings?
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The University of Iowa
NACADA Annual Conference
October 3, 2008
Slow Fact: At a fast food restaurant, the average meal lasts 11 minutes.
The gods confound the man who first found out
How to distinguish the hours – confound him, too
Who in this place set up a sundial
To cut and hack my days so wretchedly
Into small pieces!
8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for what we will!
Slow Fact: In the late 1700s Ben Franklin predicted we would work no more than 4 hours per week!
Complimentary cereal buffet
Free coffee drinks
Photos courtesy of www.geonetric.com
Slow Fact: The United Nations declared leisure a basic human right in 1948.
Slow Fact: Research shows that the repetitive nature of using knitting needles can lower heart rate and blood pressure.
Slow Fact: According to CareerBuilder.com, 43% of working moms would take a pay cut if it meant spending more time with their children.
Photos from O Magazine, December 2007, January 2008
Slow Fact: Americans fail to use 20% of their paid time off annually.
Slow Quote: “The 21st century student has become a disciple of hurry.” - Carl Honoré
Registration is all about problem solving. On the day you register, do your best to get a schedule of at least 12 hours that will work for you. If you end up with different classes than those we discussed, come in to see me and we can talk about alternates that help you progress toward your goals. Also, most students who persistently check ISIS and work closely with their advisor will eventually end up with a satisfactory schedule of classes.Here are some steps you can follow to get that great schedule:
Most students will end up a very satisfactory schedule by following these steps, especially if they work closely with their Academic Advisor. Keep me posted on your changes – I’m here to help!
If you are considering dropping a class and doing so would leave you with fewer than 12 sh (required for full-time status), there are three majors issues to consider.
If you decide that it is in your best interest to drop, you can print a drop slip off from the Registrar's website. http://www.registrar.uiowa.edu/forms/
You will need your instructor's signature and mine (doesn't matter who signs first) and the slip needs to be returned to 17 Calvin by 4:30 on 10/31. There will be a $10 charge to drop the course. I have drop-in hours today until 4:00, Friday 2:30-4:00, and Monday 11:00-12:30 and 2:30-4:00, or you can call for an appointment.
I noticed that you are currently registered for the online version of Creative Writing (8C:23:EXW) and I just wanted to update you with some information.
First of all, it is important to know that extra tuition is charged for the online sections. Since you are taking 12 sh of regular courses plus Creative Writing, you would be charged full-time tuition plus an additional $230 per semester hour on top of what you are already paying. So essentially it costs about an extra $700 to take Creative Writing in that format.
Second, I would encourage you to think about whether your personal learning style and preferences match well with an online class. To be successful, students must be very disciplined and motivated to complete the course on their own without the benefit of a formal meeting time and traditional classroom setting. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes no. But I've had many students struggle with these courses because it is easy to fall behind if you don't have the regular class to attend.
Please let me know what you think about these issues and how they affect your schedule. If you decide to make changes, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss alternatives.
Congratulations on being named to the Dean's List for the fall semester! Being named to the list is a credit to your hard work and academic achievement.
Based on your academic performance and the fact that you have both a UI and cumulative GPA of above 3.33, you are now eligible to be part of the University Honors Program. Honors offers a wide variety of services to students with everything from research opportunities and honors-sections of classes to service-learning events and the occasional free ticket to Hancher! To find out more about Honors, check out their website, and be sure to sign up for the email list-serv. It’s the best way to find out about all of the goings-on in Honors. http://www.uiowa.edu/~honors/general_info/stay_updated/index.html
Enjoy the rest of your break, and best wishes for continued success in the spring!
Slow Fact: Research shows that the brain has two modes of thought and functions more effectively if given a chance to slow down from time to time.
Slow Fact: The average American gets 90 minutes less of sleep per night compared to a century ago.
Slow Quote: “It is in his pleasure that man really lives. It is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.” – Agnes Repplier, American essayist.
Remember to slow down and enjoy the view!