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Inadwrimo is over, but the work never ends.

I did a not-so-stellar job of meeting my not-so-stellar goals for writing and research in November, but I did get some stuff done. Done! Accepted!!!!! Finish revisions on the paper-that-won’t-die (goal: November 13) Done! Internal release time application (due November 18) Read some, but not nearly enough. Read around proposed grad student topics enough to…

What I’m working on

I’m not going to apologize about lack of posting over the last month or so, and I’m not going to make any promises for the future. That said, here’s what I’m up to for InaDWriMo this month. Here’s what I wrote at ring-leader Dr. Brazen-Hussy‘s kickoff post: Finish revisions on the paper-that-won’t-die (goal: November 6)…

What would you do?

A few days ago I arrived at my office in the morning and was greeted with an unpleasant surprise…someone had scratched a cross into the bulletin board just outside my office door. (Apologies for the terrible cell-phone picture.) While I’m able to cover the image with a strategically placed advising schedule, I’m haunted by a…

On-Ramps to Academia

Are you a person in industry who is thinking about a transfer into academia? This ADVANCE-sponsored program might be something you’re interested in: Our first annual On-Ramps into Academia Workshop will take place this October 18-20th, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this workshop is to assist women currently working in industry to transition…

Yesterday I wrote a post where I laid out reasons why I am opposed to night school courses in my graduate program. As I said yesterday, “I am against accommodating our full-time worker, part-time graduate student students by moving a significant number of our classes to evening hours.” That post sparked a number of wonderful…

oshimuwriwe

Plagiarizing from Profgrrrrl, the translation would be “Oh Shit, I must write! week.” In a week and a half, I’m going out of town for a week and a half. In between now and when I get back, there are a number of important things with external deadlines that must be met. Write and submit…

Amazing momma-scientist Janus Prof asked me to ask y’all how many hours you really work. Janus Prof is just completing her first year on the tenure-track at a prestigious university, and in the course of that year, she also gave birth to her first child and was diagnosed with an uncurable, chronic illness that limits…

A few weeks ago, I blogged a self-assessment of my progress towards tenure. It seemed like an apt time to reflect in the hours before my annual review meeting with the department chair(s) and in the months before my packet for reappointment is submitted. Reappointment is the first and only gatekeeping between me and submitting…

Reader science newbie poses a great question to me and asks for the collective wisdom of our readers: Dear Sciencewoman, I have been reading & loving you blog for some time now. Thanks! You rock! Ok, I have a question…. I have interviewed for, and been given a verbal offer for my first assistant professor…

Here at Mystery U, we are evaluated on a calendar year basis, so in early January I turned in an up-to-date CV to our departmental review committee. Then I waited, and waited, and waited some more. Finally, a few weeks ago, I got a chance to see what the review committee thought of me, and…