July 27, 2001

Statistics

I haven't had a long chunk of time to delve into statistics in several years. I'm making the time now, starting with learning a bit of map-making (or map-altering, really). As a colleague warned me, it's dangerous to play with maps. We'll see. At least I go home in the evenings. When I did computing on a mainframe by modem from home, I easily could stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning, trying to get one more run in.

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July 16, 2001

Changing things around

One of the courses I'm teaching in the fall, Schools and the Future, was put on the registrar's schedule for the wrong day and wasn't corrected until this past week. Eight students are currently enrolled, and so I need to contact them so they know they're now scheduled for a course on Thursday evening, not Monday.

The rest right now is juggling.

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July 6, 2001

Staying I spoke with Michael

Staying

I spoke with Michael Coomes, interim chair of the School of Leadership and Policy Studies at Bowling Green State University's college of education today and declined the BGSU offer.

One of the results of that decision was that I need to start immediately on putting together the tenure and promotion application, even though this year's application is not available—but prior years' are, and the format is not going to change much. That adds one more task to the summer, but one much less complicated than moving. (No, that last sentence was not the deciding factor!>

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July 3, 2001

Choices

I'm considering this week an offer from Bowling Green State University to join their education faculty. The college of education there mailed the offer letter while I was on my trip out West. I had promised the interim chair of our department last year that I would give him and USF an opportunity to counter-offer, and I'll make my decision by Friday one way or the other.

In the meantime, stuff still has to happen ...

  • I wrote about 30 pages of a book manuscript while on the trip, on my PDA.
  • An article manuscript that was accepted by the History of Education Quarterly needs some polishing.
  • Two colleagues and I are co-editing a book on Schools as Imagined Communities and, while one publisher looks at the prospectus, we write the introduction and wait for article manuscripts (thanks, Vicki Eaklor, for being the first to send in a draft chapter!), as well as redraft our papers from a conference last year for our own chapters.
  • An IRB (Institutional Review Board) proposal for a service project evaluation needs to go to our local office for approval.
  • The Consortium for Educational Research in Florida still needs data to eat—uh, analyze.
  • Miscellaneous other things catching up with stuff that happened while I was gone and was waiting for me on my desk and desktop.
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