Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Get this...

A good friend and colleague was looking at my schedule the other day and noticed that my debate classes are at the same time. She thought that I had a pretty sweet deal, and expressed some envy over that to her ever-so-sensible partner. Then she realized that I also have the teaching circle gig as a release time responsibility AND I have to travel with the debate class---

that was the end of her envy...

I really do like her, maybe she'd like to go to the out-state but nearly local tournament with me to see how just a 1.5 day, 4 round tournament goes----

on second thought, maybe not -- I kind of like that at least ONE person feels a little envy over my life...

personally, I'm envious that she gets to stay home weekends and gets to leave campus before 6 pm..

Maybe next week..

2 comments:

Dr. Lisa said...

I don't understand the teaching circle...maybe I am dense. But I could see why somebody would be envious if they didn't understand what you are doing...

I'm not sure who schedules my classes. Somebody who wants me up earlier than I want....

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Hi Lisa... welcome --

The Teaching Circle facilitator is a 3 credit release-time gig organizing a faculty study group on a particular pedagogical area...

She also knows that I've been traveling a lot with the team -- even over break -- it was just kind of an odd comment...

I wonder if your classes get scheduled in the times others don't want... around here the 7:45 start time is the leftover sections, so the new people get them. They make coercive deals to get us to teach at night and weekends, but they don't extend to that 7:45 slot... so the senior people figure that there is no reason to get started that early for no goodies...