I have at least six things I really want to write blog posts about at the moment, but the day job is a harsh mistress.
So instead of a content-laden post, you get a list so you can play along vicariously.
In the next nine days, I must:
- Lead the last new-content class meeting of my "Ethics in Science" class (for two class sections) - done
- Remember to distribute student evaluations - done
- Devise two more rubrics with which to evaluate case study responses for the engineering ethics module and distribute them to my
unholy army of the nightgrading team - done
- Grade the last case study from my "Ethics in Science" class (both sections)
- Collect and grade research reports and final essays from my "Ethics in Science" class (both sections)
- Lead a final exam review session for my "Ethics in Science" class (both sections)
- Write a final exam for my "Ethics in Science" class - done
- Proofread that final exam before I photocopy it
- Find out whether my graduate assistant has enough hours left that she can help me grade at least part of the final exam without it being exploitative
- Participate in an instructional team debrief meeting - done, a governing board meeting, and a university-level committee meeting
That doesn't even get me through final exams, let alone to May 23.
Did I mention that my parents are coming to visit next week?
If you had a regulation flight of stairs I'd offer to help you grade (by throwing the papers/projects/exams up the stairs)!
See you on day 6, more or less.
Parents can be uber-helpful at a time like this! Recruit them to keep the home fires burning and entertain the sprogs while you slog through the end-of-semester swamp.
More fun for all: parents do grading, unholy army of the night does sprog care. You go to the day spa with a nice, fat non-required reading tome. Whoops, sorry, that's my fantasy.