So, I work at a really nice University in Chicago (Evanston, if you know which one I'm referring to...) as a kind of "engineer" (I was an editor before moving to Chicago) and now I work for the Film/Video school helping to design, maintain and help construct all of the editing suites, classrooms, auditoriums, etc.
Well, I got to talking to the higher ups the other day and we started discussing me teaching a workshop or two based on my experiences. I replied with "Well, I don't have my masters but I can talk to some students if you'd like." We then discussed when I should try to get my masters (in two years, apparently, was the conclusion) and, well, after all was said and done I was asked to submit a proposal for teaching a class
on Adobe After Effects.
About two, three days later the CIO of the University stops by my tiny office and says "I read your proposal for that class, it was awesome." To which I replied "I though it was a bit crappy, but thank you" he then said, "No, really, it was actually thought out and explained well, which is more than I can say usually." So, whatever, a compliments a compliment.
Well, today he stopped in again and said, "we had a meeting and we think it would be great if you started teaching these specialized classes here."
I swear to God, I think I almost messed my pants... Me, the kid who squeaked by in College (It was
film school...) and drank 6 nights a week gets to start teaching (as an "adjunct" mind you, not a real Professor or anything) at a school like this?
Holy crap, I'm nervous, now what? I mean, these kids' educations are in my hands...