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Just kill me now

14 October, 2004

Just Kill Me Now (Not Really)

Ok. I am dumb. Or maybe just a Junior Faculty Member trying to Do It All. This is what my plate looks like:

  • Four classes on Quarter system — three sections of survey, so semi-easy in prep terms, except that I get confused, because they’re all on different schedules. Those are hybrids, so online discussions to grade, plus a 200-level online course I’ve never taught before and I’m hugely behind on reading and commenting on their posts. Shit.

  • Job apps starting to be due. 10 distinctly different cover letters to write.

  • Book Reviews still waiting

  • One advisory/governance committee (would you please choose three sub-committees and by the way, would you take lead on one of these?)

  • One other committee — assessment stuff that will be great, but requires output.

  • Actual work for the classes — Finish updating assignments on surveys for the last 4 weeks. Finish assigning primary source presentations for the online class (add/drop FINALLY over and I know who’s in the class). Grade two weeks of survey discussions and three weeks of online discusssions. Actually re-read what I’ve assigned. Write first exam for early-beginning survey. Prepare for peer observation in same.

  • Phonebank for Dems on Saturday morning.

  • Next week — go to lecture by visiting scholar on Thursday.

  • Go to State Historians meeting in town 5 hours away on Friday night for Saturday meeting. With boss. Possibly after lunch w/ said scholar

  • Two job apps should be in by now.

  • lather, rinse, repeat

Note I have not included exercise, dog, fence (yeah, still not entirely painted. It’s rainy), ADHusband

(quick and undeserved grading break, via Rana):

If you see me, please remind me I have to go.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 October, 2004 4:45 pm

    You have to go! :-)I know just how you feel…except that right now I am serene and calm knowing that I have a break through Tuesday. And then it will start up all over again. (Although thankfully not job applications. GOOD LUCK!)

  2. 15 October, 2004 4:53 pm

    Thanks, NK! I envy you Semester types — what is this Fall break of which you speak?

  3. 15 October, 2004 5:54 pm

    fall break rocks, but alot of places with fall break have classes on labor day instead. i think i prefer fall break. that’s alot on your plate there. hope you don’t have to resort to taking pepto. take care!

  4. 15 October, 2004 9:11 pm

    thanks, mr!

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