Are you starting to panic about the approach of the fall semester?
Maia Heyck-Merlin’s book The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time (2012) is chock-full of helpful ideas. It’s aimed at K-12 teachers, yet much of the advice is fully applicable to college-level teachers, too.
The hardest part about scheduling appointments (or lunches, or office hours) is all the back and forth trying to find a mutually convenient time. I’ve recently discovered a lovely, free, web-based tool that makes the whole process a lot easier.
It’s easy to stand around the copier and complain about meetings, travel expense reimbursement forms, employee evaluation schemes that don’t match up with job responsibilities, clueless administrators, and so on. But have you ever considered the alternatives to these systems? Continue reading →