Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April is the cruelest month. There has been a lot of speculation about what T. S. Eliot intended with that line. Were he a professor at UIS (as I am), he would of course have been referring to the end-of-semester grading crunch. Having chaired one search committee, served on another (that is bringing candidates to campus next week?), helped draft a proposal to start an online master's degree program, and taught five courses (well, three of these were half-semester courses, so I only have four at the moment), I'm on a 14-hour work day schedule, and I haven't had a day off since two days back in March I took off. On weekends I cut back and work just eight hours per day.

So, the blogging has been a bit sparse. I promise to get back in action after grades get turned in.

2 comments:

meekorouse said...

i hope you are getting some sleep in there somewhere (not to mention some much needed family/personal time)

Eric Hadley-Ives said...

Thanks for thinking about my health and family. Yeah, I always try to leave an hour or two hours for time with family, almost without exception, and that is one reason why I'm generally a happier and more relaxed person since moving to Springfield a few years ago.