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Author Topic: academic new years' resolutions, 2013 edition  (Read 4363 times)
mountainguy
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« on: January 01, 2013, 9:29:30 pm »

The thread title is fairly self-explanatory. This semester, I vow:

1) Not to over-prep courses that I've already taught;

2) Not to burden myself with more grading than I can handle;

3) To write every day, even on my teaching-heavy days.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 9:39:39 pm »

This will be a very busy year for me (especially the first half). To prep, I've been practicing patience because I will need it.

<closes eyes, breathes deeply>

Alan
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 9:44:09 pm »

MG, I'm stealing your number three.

Also, PUBLISH.

Kick ass in doctoral program (in fall).
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 9:46:25 pm »

1. Stay more than a week ahead of my (2!) new preps

2. Keep grinding away on Finito

3. Submit 2 of 3: Sebastian, Polyanna, Viktor

4. Try to stay in the sweet spot so that finishing this spring is doable but that I can stretch it for an extra year of funding if no job materializes.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 9:48:12 pm »

Actually getting something finished would be a good start.

I want to try to get at least two papers submitted and published.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 9:48:57 pm »

MG, I'm stealing your number three. 1. Write every day.

2. PUBLISH.

3. Kick ass in doctoral program (in fall).

4. Name my works in progress!
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 10:05:09 pm »

Finish this book.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 10:54:06 pm »

1) Get the translations done and revised articles off my desk;

2) Have as few meetings as possible;

3) Have meetings be as short as possible; and

4) No longer care when some disgruntled student(s) let(s) me have it on the final evaluation (because I know the ratio of good / bad evals is almost equal to the ratio of AB/CDF in every course I've taught since I started teaching over a decade ago; because I'm tenured; and because his/her/their insults don't make me a better instructor).
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 12:18:08 am »

Write, yes, but also submit.

Figure out: where from here?

Quit looking for signs and omens, and just do what I want.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 12:53:48 am »

  • Manage the disruptive student in one of my sections more effectively than I did last year (same student, earlier course), by stopping the monopolizing of the lecture on the first day.
  • Ask for advice from the fora when my attempt at (1) does not work as well as I'd like.  And, ask the fora to be firm with me if I try to wimp out of managing this student.
  • Rinse, lather, repeat.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 12:54:25 am »

I resolve to become Bartleby, the Professor when it comes to service work and other externally-driven requests for my time.

--Cu
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 1:09:49 am »

I resolve to become Bartleby, the Professor when it comes to service work and other externally-driven requests for my time.

--Cu

Ah, yes. I channel Bartleby frequently.
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 1:57:21 am »

Not to apply for any adjunct positions for a year.  Maybe longer.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 2:18:49 am »

Write more.
Say "no" more.
Stop making decisions while scared and/or (more likely) anxious.
Keep my cards closer to my vest.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 3:12:14 am »


Keep my cards closer to my vest.

Waistcoat or camisole?
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