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Finding room in my schedule

I’ve been grading student project proposals all evening [1]. It’s past my bedtime. I haven’t finished grading them. Should I stop? I know that I need rest. But here’s the question: If I don’t grade them tonight, when can I grade them? Let’s see … Tomorrow is Thursday. What’s my schedule?

8:00 a.m. Teach CSC 282. [2]

9:00 a.m. Run review session for CSC 151. That’s informal, but I do need to be there and talk during it.

10:00 a.m. Meet with my TEC 395 students to see how their project is going.

11:00 a.m. Meet with my summer research students to look ahead to the summer and plan for their MAP Part A forms [3].

Noon. Lunch with the SEPC. At least I can do two things at once.

1:00 p.m. Office hours. I believe I have students booked non-stop until 3:00 p.m., since this is the last day of pre-registration.

3:00 p.m. Plan the next CSC 151 exam with the teacher of the other section. Also discuss recent class observations.

4:00 p.m. Informal chatter in the commons [4].

4:15 p.m. A cool talk by the Project Gadfly crowd.

5:15 p.m. Go watch youngest son play tennis [5].

7:30 p.m. Normal end-time for tennis. Feed youngest.

Hmmm … I’m not sure when I’ll have time to read email, let alone get more grading done. I should design a better schedule for myself!

At least this musing was quick enough that I have time to grade one or two more proposals before I fall asleep at my desk [6].

[1] At some point, I need to muse about why I don’t like grading rubrics for the proposals. But not tonight, since I still have proposals left to grade.

[2] Damn! I still need to get that prepared.

[3] I should print some of those.

[4] No, I don’t normally schedule informal chatter. I just note that we have pre-talk chatter on Thursday.

[5] Part of me thinks that I should miss the Gadfly talk to see him play more tennis. But he’ll be playing again on Friday.

[6] Or maybe to think more carefully about 282 in the morning.

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