goal setting

Sciencewomen

Category archives for goal setting

Oddly enough, I’ve just come from my annual review this week, which, in my department, is a little interview one has with the department head to help him determine merit pay. Even though I prodded my academic family members for advice on how to go in to this, I found myself unprepared. So I started…

RBOC: Heading in to spring break edition

Last week was a bear with 2.5 days at my university’s Multicultural Forum, a day of meetings, and meeting with the geothermal people on Friday, finally making it back home (the other home) about 5:00 pm Friday afternoon. However, now I’m on spring break! So while my blogging has been light over the last week,…

Sunshiney afternoon

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday at this time, I was frustrated by my lack of getting things done during my spring break. This afternoon, I’m feeling much better. It’s not that I’ve suddenly gotten a bunch of stuff taken off the plate, it’s just that I’ve resolved to be OK with how this…

half-way through spring break

It’s Wednesday afternoon of my spring break week, and it’s time to take stock of my progress.

Is renewal all about context?

It’s the end of another teaching week. My mom has left town. My head is filled with mucous. And my motivation to do anything substantive has entirely left the building. It’s taking a huge amount of effort just to write this blog post. I blame the cold, but I also blame being burnt out by…

Trying to find my renewal

The Scientiae theme for the anniversary edition is “renewal.” I’ve been in a crabby mood for a couple of days, and haven’t wanted to write anything about it because it would be crabby. But as the clock has ticked down, I realized that renewal is perhaps what I need to write about to help pull…

Scene: In mid to late December, in a nearly deserted building on a nearly deserted campus (finals over, grades in), a young assistant professor and a department chair pass in the hallway. Chair asks something generic along the lines of “How’s it going?”. Young assistant professor replies “I’m hanging in there.” Chair gives the young…

Out the door

Out the door – meaning one I just submitted a revised version of a paper. Yay! Too bad that doesn’t actually mean anything for my CV. But maybe I’ll get an acceptance before I have to turn in my CV update for our annual review. This also means that I’ll eventually take down my InaDWriMo…

Despite determination and actual effort, I didn’t meet my InaDWriMo goal, but I suspect that I am a lot farther along than I would have been without the embarrasment of the little ticker over to the left. As for my other goals, while effort was exerted on those fronts as well, I can’t honestly say…