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What the hell have I been doing this (academic) year?

  • Manuscripts accepted: 2
  • Manuscripts under review: 1
  • Revise and resubmits to do: 3
  • Working papers: 3
  • New projects: 2
  • Conference presentations: 2
  • Seminars given: 1
  • PhD students in progress: 5
  • PhD students completed: 0
  • Other students supervised: 2
  • Courses taught: 0
  • Courses scheduled: 4
  • Referee reports to write: 2
  • Referee reports completed: 17
  • Committees: 3
  • Angry co-authors: 0
  • Angry students: ?

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Thursday, February 16, 2006


learn to say no to extra work. Must learn to say no to extra work. Must learn to say no to extra work. Must learn to say no to extra work.

(I am hoping that if I write it enough times, I will do it.) But noooooooo. Not this year.

What matters for my salary? What matters for my mobility? Probably not the stuff I am agreeing to do.


link | posted by vegreville at 10:32 PM |


Blogger The Unknown Professor commented at 1:25 PM~  

Right after I read this I got a request to referee a paper from a new third-tier (at best) journal. Upon a quick skim, I found the paper was so badly written that it was painful to read.

Thanks to your reminder, I declined the offer, since even an "easy" rejection is a lot of work if you take your role as a referee seriously. So, I recommended a former student as a referee - he can use the experience, and it's an easy reject.

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