What Remains

As I’ve mentioned before, as of December 17, I’m outta here. Between now and then, however, there remain:

  • Five weeks and three days.
  • Ten teaching days.
  • Seventeen class sessions.
  • Four sessions of office hours.
  • Five committee meetings.
  • Five meetings with a program administrator.
  • Four department dinners.
  • One set of Ph.D. orals.
  • One faculty forum.
  • One faculty meeting.
  • One graduate student conference.
  • Two teaching workshops.
  • Three curriculum revision meetings.

And what is for me the kicker:

  • Eleven job candidate campus visits.

I only wish I were kidding.

Oh, yeah — and there’s going to be some grading up in there somewhere, of things including:

  • Sixteen final drafts of shorter papers.
  • Sixteen final paper proposals.
  • Twenty-five rough drafts of final projects.
  • Sixteen rough drafts of graduate term papers.
  • Sixteen final papers.
  • Twenty-five final projects.
  • Sixteen final graduate term papers.
  • One senior thesis draft.
  • Two final senior theses.

It would be bad enough even if I weren’t sure that there are things that will be added to the list as time goes on.

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