Today I was summoned to Jiliang University by cell phone text message where I was to meet with the old professor - or Dean of the Graduate Studies department, along with 3 or 4 other staff. They were waiting for me when I arrived from the bus, and wanted to discuss how I was going to evaluate students for placement into my beginning or advanced English classes.
Here is the entrance way to the administration building. Very clean and modern!
The entrance way to the University - they need to get rid of the cheesy blow up arch I think!
A couple of ponds in the center of campus. The campus serves about 15,000 students. The big monolithic building in the background is the library.
This is the building I teach in - I got to see my classroom today! It will be cozy for 40 students! I have 4 classes with 30 - 40 students, about 136 students in all.
No idea what this is! Some kind of art work, copies of which are sprinkled throughout the campus. Maybe it's a light? I'll let you know.
Here's the outside of the administration building...
A shot of one of the many dorms across the street. Four to six kids per room gets a bit crowded, I'm sure!
Another shot of the library from down the University promenade.
I lucked out on the office! I get my own private office that is nearly 300 sq. feet. It's positively expansive! I feel very guilty as all of the other teachers have to share offices. I even have my own sleeping chair they said I could use for naps! I locked the door today and tried it out.
... and here's the view out of my office window. Sweet!
Another nice view from my building.
Just for fun, a map of the campus. Rats! Another map, all in Chinese!
Sue swaddled the boys in their blankets just like when they were babies. They loved it! She gave them a foot massage tonight too so they are getting very spoiled, but they deserve it after a long day of Chinese school.
Sue in our little main bathroom.
Aah, Sophie's asleep! Peace at last!