Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer to-do list

I am at home and done with major travel for the summer, after taking some time for conference and social time. There are a couple more trips on the horizon, but only short ones. My cats should be grateful.

So the time has come to figure out what needs to be done this summer. Here's the list I've come up with, in no particular priority order:

Writing Stuff

  • Look over book manuscript and helpful people's comments

  • Figure out how to revise / whether to keep it as book or slice into articles

  • Revise recent conference paper

  • Work on article idea (pulled together from two different conference papers and recent research stuff)

  • Correspond with various people regarding another project

Teaching Stuff

  • Think about tweaking survey classes, especially assignments (fall one a priority)

  • Think about tweaking upper-level course that's a repeat

  • Make a plan for upper-level course that's new

  • Order books for fall classes (should happen real soon now)

That's all leaving aside stuff to be done around the house and yard, of course, as well as anything else I do to stay sane this summer. It seems like more than enough to keep me off the streets and out of trouble.