Wednesday, December 3

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 14 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 13 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

My Wednesday schedule. I'm on my usual schedule this week, doing most of my work during regular business hours on Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, while scheduling my out-of-office commitments on Wednesdays. That means I may be a bit more slow to respond to your emails on Wednesday than on the other days of the week - but if you send me an email during the day on Wednesday, I'll definitely get back to you by the end of the day.

Storybook stack. The Storybook stack is still pretty big, but I made a lot of progress on Tuesday! I've been working through the assignments with a focus on those people whose Storybook assignment points will allow them to finish up the class - so if you find yourself in that situation, let me know and I'll move your assignment(s) up to the top of the stack. This week I get kind of overwhelmed by all the assignments that are coming in, so please be patient and I'll be sure to get comments back to everybody by the end of the week - meanwhile, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

Storybook Ballots. For more information about the Storybook Ballots in World Literature, MythFolklore, and Indian Epics, see yesterday's announcements. The Ballot is available today, Wednesday, and on Thursday. I'll announce the results on Friday.

Course evaluation at You all should have received an email from the College of Arts & Sciences about the course evaluations for all the online courses available at the website. For more information about this, see yesterday's announcements.

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations has declared December 3 to mark the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - the theme for 2008 is: "Dignity and justice for all of us" (you can also read about the themes for this day of observance over the past 10 years). You can learn more about the disability rights movement in this wikipedia article, which also lists additional resources.