Day in the Life of a Tenured Professor, Day 2

Day 2, Tuesday. Historic day: First half-Kenyan to be inaugurated as President of the United States. Is the dream still alive?

Had an inch of snow overnight, so kids home from school because of school closure, and university opening is delayed until 10:30a — for some folks. Not me.

6:15am: Wake up, coffee, shower, dress, read Sunday New York Times, check gmail and eBay.

8:15am: Arrive at office. Only one here.

To 8:45am: Check work email, organize for day, eat two muffins at desk.

To 11:00am: Write letters of recommendation for students, check in with departmental admins

11:00-11:40am: Meet with student re honors thesis project

To 1:15pm: Prep for and teach class

To 2:20pm: Eat lunch in dining hall with students

2:30-3:40pm: Write letter of recommendation for colleague at another college who was nominated for an award

To 5:45pm: Prep for and attend chairs’ meeting with dean

6:00pm: Leave office

To 10:30pm: To indoor tennis center for tennis night

To 11:00am: Email kid’s teacher, eBay, check email, finish blog

11:30pm: Bed (hopefully)

Total hours worked: c.10

Published by David Yamane

Sociologist at Wake Forest U, student of gun culture, tennis player, racket stringer (MRT), whisk(e)y drinker, bow-tie wearer, father, husband. Not necessarily in that order.

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