Day 13: Tracking Workload (Im)balance

Plain text for personal life.  BOLD for teaching (which also includes advising and class prep).  ITALICS for scholarship.  UNDERLINE for service.  STRIKE THROUGH for university-afiliated things.

Wake up; tea with Matteo; cuddles with Fénix; rest; wake up; tried to set up the Swivl; drove to campus; dropped off the Swivl to be looked at; went to the Seminar mentors meeting; talked about strategies to support new faculty members; went to SSTE program meeting; checked in with colleague about upcoming information session I’m facilitating for the SSTE program; checked in with edtech specialist on Swivl and finally got the thing to work; prepped for class; taught; drove home; dinner with Matteo; Z Nation and Luke Cage episodes (why did I just see that my soror is a criminal mastermind in the Luke Cage series?)  

Ongoing list:  
create the video responses using Swivl; update my grades for my classes; post Cleave bios; set up health appointment to see if I need rabies vaccine because we are going on safari; set up Honda appointment; email about the Alumni committee; give feedback on a student’s capstone project (Part 1); work on book examples; send an email to the Cleave readers for the October 14 and 15 readings; Set up a call for the Cleave readers for a small book project; craft my agenda for the Ireland trip; email my friend on sabbatical; review my proposed teaching schedule for the next few years; send the search committee more articles on diversity hiring; reach out to R&T potential letter writers; email the provost about a certificate program and funding for a program that would allow people to report out on the work in a community reading and action group on campus; craft the Community Group reading list; work on reviewing Lauren’s, Siavash’s, and La’Vonnda’s different manuscripts; set up a time to meet with a colleague who will be teaching the Foundations class this January under our new proposed schedule; submit my professional development proposal to David this year; submit all of my receipts for the PD I’ve already done and is upcoming (I’m owed around $2000 from the conferences this summer for university support, because I haven’t had a moment to fill out paperwork in weeks); consider submitting a course proposal to the MAIT (though doubtful since I have a lot of other things I’m taking on); create a “challenge” protocol for students in the SSTE program; craft the part-time faculty syllabus and guidelines on our program; confirm Hedgebrook participation with Joanne; respond to Mami’s letter; submit poems; go back to my submissions list; look for fellowships; work on my Better Together speech from the summer to send out; work on processing my research on Kenyan teachers; do a P&W pitch on the work of Tara Betts;  Send proposals to three universities for readings and lectures in Spring and Fall of 2017; start working on 10th anniversary anthology for Acentos Review; apply for a Fulbright; look into Semester at Sea professorship; apply for book fairs; try to set up Faculty of Color social events again; set up Cleave book list

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