Thursday, April 9, 2009
April 8: Response To My Last Few Desk Critiques
While I have been in IAR, I have told several students that, "of all the professors that have taught me in this program, I have learned the most from Patrick because he inspires you to push yourself really hard. He treats your ideas with respect and gives thoughtful advice." Before I started in the program, I prepared myself mentally to keep a healthy attitude about critiques. I knew I would experience critiques on a regular basis and made a pact with myself to learn from them rather than take a defensive posture. However, during the two minute critique yesterday (that we waited 45 minutes for) and the critique last week, I felt that Brooke's and my work was treated with condescension and a little contempt. It is fine with me if someone does not like a project I present. I just don't like being treated with disrespect, especially in front of my peers. When I detect condescension from someone that is speaking to me, I stop listening. Therefore, I have nothing to report.