The Dropout is a Dropout No More! 4


After a brief hiatus of summer and fall semester, your local CSC Graduate School dropout, is a dropout no more. I will be making up my Ph.D. level course that I took an incomplete in last spring. The sad thing is, it looks like my class work is going to be pretty close to the same work I was doing so much of last year that caused me to not have enough time to do my class work. Essentially, my professor realized that the work I did last year can be done again this year, but this time for a grade. Well, I’ve got to do a little bit more of writing of proposals, reports, etc., but the general oversight is still the same.

Sometimes you pray for stuff and the answer God gives isn’t always very clear. This time, I hope it was pretty clear. Last semester we graduated several of our students, 4 of them had to leave, and 4 of them dropped out. The students are pretty time consuming on my part. Our lab had really grown too large for just me to handle all the responsibilities. Usually we replace the lost students, but this semester and the summer semester we are forecasting to only replace a few. I hope that God’s telling me I should continue my education by getting rid of the number 1 reason that took up so much of my time. Several of you know that I’m very happy with the degrees I hold and had come content with not getting my Masters. We’ll I’m still content with not getting a Masters, but I’d also at least like to have the opportunity in the future (if not now) to complete it. An I turns into an F after 1 year, so this semester was the semester the decision had to be made. Just looking at some of the other students that have gotten a Master’s degree, I know I am 100x more capable of better quality work than they were.

I’m just relieved my professor didn’t chew me out or call me a complete failure. I was worried about going into this meeting, but now that it’s over with, I feel a WHOLE lot better. Stupid me for worrying.