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9:02am on Monday, 20th December, 2010:
The Holiday Begins
Term finished on Friday, so I'm now officially off work until it starts again on 17th January.
Hmm. Between now and then I have to:
- Mark 26 CE217 assignments.
These will take me around 90 minutes each. As usual, this could be longer than it took some of the students to write them.
- Prepare the CE317 lectures and classes.
I have most of the material from last year's EE314, but those were 20 1-hour lectures and this is 10 2-hour lectures. Also, last year I taught Lua and Metaplace for 6 1-hour lectures and 6 2-hour labs; this year, I have to teach Lua in 2 1-hour lectures and 2 2-hour labs. Planning the lectures/labs/classes will probably only take a day, though; I'll actually prepare them closer to delivery time (well, except the first ones).
- Write the CE317 examination questions and answers.
This is why I have to do the previous one. If I don't know what I'm teaching, I can't set the examination paper. Exam-writing is another 1-or-2-day job.
- Mark 9 final-year project interim reports.
I've already done this. However, it requires two people to complete it: me and the other assessor. This means we have to meet up to discuss our wildly differing assessments of how the students have performed. This relies on the other assessor's having the time and inclination to co-operate. Rarely do they have either. That's another day gone...
- Perform an assessment of an EU Future and Emerging Technologies application. This is supposed to take half a day, but I've already spent more than that filling in the forms and writing the emails they need for their bureaucratic processes. I have to watch a video next...
It'll be nice to be able to put my feet up and relax once the Spring term begins.
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