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):
I am a hybrid of:
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If you see me, please remind me I have to go.