What Brian Romans Learned During His First Semester of Teaching

I just completed my first semester as an assistant professor. In addition to building a robust and productive research program, I am tasked with teaching classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students in the geoscience department. This semester was my first time teaching sedimentary geology (often referred to as sedimentology/stratigraphy, or ’sed/strat’ for short), which is one of the core requirements for our undergraduate geoscience degree. . . .There were several things I learned this semester, but what stands out in my mind is that I need to write assignments like a legal document. What I Learned During My First Semester of Teaching