The end of grading, that is! I finished the last of my papers and submitted final grades this afternoon. I still need to write up some of comments in a way that might actually be comprehensible to my students. But otherwise, I’m all done. And, I have to see that overall, I’m very pleased. Although I like to complain about grading, students in all of my classes did very well and challenged me to see a variety of issues in new ways. And I get paid for this!
Also, if you’ve been following any of the Th.M. discussions on philosophy and theology this semester, stay tuned. We’ll be posting some of the students’ research papers here over the next few weeks, including papers on Gadamer and Derrida, Aquinas, dualism, a theology of place, speech-act theory, and foundationalism – among others. Good stuff.