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summer semester grading done!

Yay, me! And nine hours early, no less - my best time so far, I think *g*

Here's hoping your work day is going well.

Chris

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acommonreader
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
Congrats! It feels awesome, doesn't it?

And now, welcome to FALL PLANNING!

Militant optimism at its best :)
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Indeed, indeed!

Of course, I've been planning for Fall for months now, what with my teaching FOUR (count 'em, FOUR) new course offerings this year (don't tell anyone that I still need to assemble three new syllabi and update another three). But for the rest of today, no more class planning!

Yes, for those who are counting, I'm teaching a fair number of classes this year. Just to list 'em:
Fall
English 362 (Foundations of Technical Writing), two sections.
English 562 (Advanced Technical Writing I), one section.
English 564 (Advanced Technical Editing), one section. New class.
English 596 (Technical-Writing Internship), one student. New class.
English 495 (Directed Study fiction-writing class). New class.

Spring
English 362 (Foundations of Technical Writing), one section.
English 562 (Advanced Technical Writing I), one section.
English 563 (Advanced Technical Writing II), one section. New class.
English 495 (Directed Study - could be Editing or other stuff).
English ??? (Science and Science Fiction), one section. New class.

Also, I'm on two committees, do much of the daily running of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, and try to keep my writing career alive.

Looks like a busy year, sheesh. I love how KU defines this course load as "part-time" teaching. Heh. How much to full-time professors teach? Yeah.

Chris
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, forgot one:

Summer 2005
English 362 (Foundations of Technical Writing), one section.
The CSSF Writers Workshop.
Campbell Conference.

Summer 2006
The CSSF Writers Workshop.
The CSSF Intensive English Institute in SF.
Campbell Conference.

See how I got smart for next summer?

Chris
acommonreader
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, Chris! I feel a bit lazy and light with my load of two preps now :) (101 and 203) I have been doing odds and ends of planning as well (rereading and marking up and dividing my texts, etc.)

Good luck! Many of us (at least those in my V6 group have said we should, as a department or smaller group, grab pizza and plan, plan, plan...oh yeah, and commiserate.
acommonreader
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Please ignore the missing ")" - In fact, count that one! There ya go!
roseconnelly
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
Geez!
I only had two sections of about 20 - 30 students each, and the homework grading was overwhelming, but I was taking a full load of classes too, so there you go.

The English ??? class sounds interesting.
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Geez!
Oh, yeah, I can't wait! It'll be a team-teaching affair with me, Jim Gunn, an astronomy teacher, and a business teacher. We'll have lecturers talk about the intersection of science and SF.

If I could do this every year, I'd be a happy camper.

Chris
roseconnelly
Aug. 5th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Geez!
It sounds great! Now you just need to have it on a Monday - Wednesday - Friday during daycare hours ;)

professormass
Aug. 5th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)

That's the most beeyooteefull icon I've ever seen. I worship you, sir.
nous_athanatos
Aug. 6th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm on to ya, bub...
Lies, I tell ya. All lies.

I've been listening to talk radio. Professors only really work 4 hours a week, make 6 figures, and can't be fired. All their classes are taught by TAs and they spend the rest of their time protesting and attending Communist Party meetings.

It's the truth. Rush said so.
mckitterick
Aug. 6th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm on to ya, bub...
Heh, that might be true, but I ain't no stinkin' commie professor! I'm a meager adjunct-thingy-person.

If Rush said it, it must be true. Well, unless O'Reilly says otherwise *g*

Chris
clevermanka
Aug. 5th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
pointoforigin
Aug. 6th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
Man! (or monkey--and indeed you would have to be a whole passel o' professormonkeys to handle that teaching load!) You deserve a celebration! Grading is a massive task. One of my memories of Christmas time as a kid is that every year, my father would be sitting cross-legged in his chair, grading stacks of bluebooks like a madman, and the Christmas season could not really begin until he'd finished them and turned in his grades!
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