August 22, 2004

Phil Barry, head TA wrangler

Dr. Barry was kind and nimble enough to work around an error I made in the application process. I requested a class based on the title, without checking the course content. It turned out to be material that I know little about (JavaScript, Perl CGI, and Java applets). I realized this when I discovered that I had been tentatively assigned to TA the class. I told Dr. Barry by email, and he adjusted the assignments to accommodate my error---so now I'm TAing a class that I'm much better qualified for.

Also, Dr. Barry opened up the departmental new TA orientation to new TAs who aren't also incoming students. That means me (among others), and I'm grateful for the support.

Thanks, Dr. Barry!

Posted by pete2791 at 9:56 PM