Egads, the Fall semester’s gearing up again.
For the Hubby, it’s already starting: he’s one of a group of facilitators at a new faculty orientations retreat that began this past Sunday afternoon. When he gets back tomorrow afternoon, he has to huck over to his campus, as he’s moving into his new (and larger, with a prettier view!) office. (I asked his dean if I could possibly do the office move for the Hubby, but he said, “No, he’s gotta do it.” Eh, doesn’t hurt to ask.) And as for lesson-planning for his six classes (including a new online class) and his committee meeting commitments next week — oy vey!
For me, I have my usual five classes: one section of Comp I, three sections of Comp II, and one section of World Lit. This time, however, I have to plan *every* class session (including activities) and write out all the assessments (quizzes and tests) for my sections for the entire semester, so that my substitutes don’t step into a major FUBAR when I go on maternity leave and that I can pick up where they left off when I get back. It’s an exercise in massive attention to detail and meticulous planning, as I write out details that normally stay in my head until immediately needed. I haven’t had to be this meticulous since my student teaching days at the local high school — I suppose I started becoming either 1) complacent, 2) experienced, or 3) both over the years.
Anyways — it’s a lot of prep work, for both of us. Official Reporting Week (when we officially report back to work) is next week, and classes start in a couple of weeks.
::back to work::