Sunday, May 06, 2007
My semester is officially over and I am very happy about that. I went to graduation yesterday and saw some former students walk across the stage to get their diploma covers (including the plagiarizer!) I can head to my last conference of the season tomorrow, knowing that I don't have grading left or lectures to plan or students to worry about (other than getting emails from dissatisfied students who think they deserve a higher grade- but I can always ignore them if I want to!) With the summer ahead, I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief, BUT I need to get some research done this summer. With all the papers accepted late last year and early this year, I'm left with nothing in review. That needs to change by August. I am also still in this strange limbo, since I don't know the outcome of my Mountain U interview yet. If I don't hear this week, I will assume that I am staying put- which would make for a more productive summer. If we are moving, I'm sure I wouldn't get much time for research this summer. I am proceeding as if I am staying here (because there is nothing else I can really do!) If I do stay here, I need to get some papers out, too, because I am going to go on the market again in the fall. In the mean time, they are sending requests to my external reviewers for my tenure packet. I guess things will be settled in the next week or so, but for now I just don't know... I'll keep you posted.