Registration and Related Topics
In these musings (and the occasional rant), I reflect on issues surrounding the registration process at Grinnell.
Preregistration (Essay #147)
Thoughts on preregistration at Grinnell, written soon after preregistration period for spring 2017.
Preregistration (for Fall 2017) (Musing #302)
What courses over-enroll?
Cuts, closes, and balances for Fall 2017 (Musing #312)
The aftermath of preregistration.
Open slots in Fall 2017 introductory courses (Musing #315)
More on the aftermath of preregistration.
Midway through preregistration for spring 2018 (Musing #484)
Where do I stand?
Preregistration for Fall 2018 (Musing #613)
Sam reflects on the preregistration numbers.
Updates on preregistration for fall 2018 (Musing #620)
Sam reflects on the updated preregistration numbers.
Registration for first-year students (Musing #736)
Our fascinating process.
The JRSR and SNRS course designations (Musing #806)
Why don’t we offer more sections of Intro Linguistics?
Reflections on preregistration data for spring 2019 (Musing #811)
What classes did students select?
Cut, close, balance (Musing #813)
What happens after preregistration.
Preregistration for Spring 2020 (Musing #927)
Over-enrolled classes, popular times, and other reflections.
Cuts, Closes, and Balances in CS for Spring 2020 (Musing #928)
Some notes on how I think about the challenges of CCB.
Post-preregistration for spring 2020 (Musing #978)
There must be some point to doing all this analysis.
Post-preregistration for fall 2020 (Musing #1054)
Reflections on some over-enrolled courses.
After the cuts, the closes, the balancing acts (for Fall 2020) (Musing #1066)
Pointless or not?
Preregistration for Spring 2021 (Musing #1110)
A musing both expected and unexpected.
Preregistration for Fall 2021 (Musing #1136)
A return to normalcy?
Post-Preregistration for Fall 2021: The Effects of CCB (Musing #1141)
The pain! The pain!
Cuts, Closes, and Balances, Continued (Musing #1144)
Some direct effects.
Preregistration for Spring 2022 (Musing #1171)
Preparing for the end
A Selection of Open Spring 2022 Courses (Musing #1174)
What can I take?
Reflections on registration (Musing #1188)
Institutional values in conflict.
Grinnell’s new registration process (Musing #1208)
An exercise in game theory.
A report on round one of registration for Spring 2023 (Musing #1209)
What happened? What did we learn?
Round 2a of Grinnell’s new registration process (Musing #1210)
What will happen?
The end of Round 2 of Registration for Spring 2023 (Musing #1211)
More complaints, different data.