noun; blending
Boring, often insignificant administrative duties that have to be carried out on the first day of class, in every class. These include discussing the class syllabus, grading policy, and other issues that don’t have to do with the actual material of the cl Dr. Wong and Dr. Nguyen have senses of humor, and know that the part of the first day dealing with exam dates and grading policies is essential, but often boring and repetitive for students and teachers alike.
A title on the slide for the first day’s lecture in Comp202, for the part of the class with information about labs, general class information, and the honor code.
Etymology : administrivia. blend of ‘administration’ and ‘trivia'
Source : Comp202 website
Last modified: 10 June 2008