What my day appeared to be, as of Sunday night:
9-10: Meeting with computing and Extended Education staff, regularly scheduled, this week’s agenda is a conference call with Carey Hatch from SUNY to discuss the SUNY Learning Network.
10-11: Meeting with interested librarians and the director of campus assessment to discuss how the libraries might begin assessing student learning outcomes as relate to our work.
11-12: Get Stuff Done.
12-1:30: Working lunch, more GSD.
1:30-2:30: Meeting with library facilities manager and several staff members to discuss how to make an office where there is no office so that all staff who need offices have offices. In the next 3 weeks. Without doing construction.
2:30-6: Review, comment on, and/or sign off on performance plans and annual reviews submitted by two staff supervisors for their supervisees, write evaluations for two of my direct reports, and write three performance plans for direct reports.
6-7:30: Gym for an hour of cardio and 20 minutes of weight lifting.
What it turned out to be:
Today was a Good Monday. The morning went basically as expected. My second meeting extended to about 11:30, with lots of extra talking. The afternoon meeting I rescheduled because of a staff absence. I spent 11:30-12:15 reading and responding to email. I ate at my desk and surfed the web — some professional stuff, some fashion and gossip blogs — until 1. Then I did more stuff — email, took a survey for EDUCAUSE, scheduled some things, prepped for a meeting later in the week, read through a LOT of backlogged donor reports, talked to some people about miscellaneous things (another record year for information literacy instruction!), wrangled Proquest some more, did battle with the scanner/copier, and finally put my nose to the grindstone on personnel evals around 3. I worked on those until 6, taking a break in between each step. And then I went home… totally bailing on the gym. It was -6F. That’s way too cold for anything other than going home and lying on the couch to watch the latest episode of Community.
Which I recommend, by the way. Great show. Troy and Abed, Britta and Shirley and Annie, Chevy Chase as part of an ensemble, and Joel McHale being brilliant as Jeff. Watch. Really. It’s great.