NSF surveys today. Interesting stuff if not directly applicable to my current job (most of the NSF surveys focus on graduates in science & engineering fields, and the most detailed of those focuses on research doctorates; our science & engineering grad programs are mostly in allied health fields, which are considered professional – e.g. not research – degrees).
I’ve been staying engaged by knitting, though. The first of the alpaca & silk socks is *gorgeous* and I’m about a third of the way into the heel flap. I did decide to do Hedera and did I mention that the sock so far is *gorgeous*? So, so soft and the lace pattern is just enough to add luster and depth. I almost can’t wait until the sessions on SESTAT and WebCASPAR tomorrow so I can finish it!
In the meantime, I’m working on putting together a quick little report on how our regional peer comparison group is expected to change once the new Carnegie Classifications take effect to use as my little 3-minute presentation for the end of the week. It’s something I’ve been asked a couple times by folks at my institution, so it seemed like a good use of my time.