RBOC: Start of the Term

Too little time left to be bothered writing a long post. But, here's a bit of foreshadowing and random thoughts.
  • my syllabi are done! This probably shouldn't have been an ordeal since I've taught the courses before, but in one of them, some updates were needed. The problem was that these really needed input from the department, and there was virtually none. I'm reasonably satisfied with what I came up with, but I do wish I'd been able to get a bit more help. Which leads to...
  • I'm thinking about setting up a blog/website to try and attract people in my discipline from outside the University to talk about this, and I'm wondering if anyone has tried similar or can refer me to similar so I can give it a look.
  • I'm effectively teaching five classes this term.
  • I informed my Chair that I'm hitting the market again. He somehow seemed a little surprised. And frustrated. There were job epiphanies while I was home, and now I've got a few more ideas about where I might apply outside of academia. The question is when should I start those applications?
That should do it for today.

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Belle said...

Good luck with trying outside your institution. I tried this two years ago, and again last year, and got zip. So be sure to post here your blog, so I can find it!

August 24, 2008 at 6:42 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Thanks for the well-wishes. We'll see how it goes. I honestly don't think I want to leave academia (yet, at least). But I weigh that against wanting to leave here, and leaving here wins.

As for the possible-project-blog, I don't think I'll probably mention it here if it happens, as I think it would undermine my semi-half-assed attempts at keeping my identity hidden.

August 25, 2008 at 11:27 PM