5 meetings in a day--wow! I have been complaining because I have 6 meetings this WEEK! (Well, okay. I also had 20 1-on-1 conferences with individual students...but those are different because they are short and very focused: I look at the student's work, I critique, I give back. The student hopefully revises.) THURSDAY: 9 AM--Waxing. 10ish--In at work. Student drops by. Needs letter of rec...by tomorrow. Luckily it is someone I wrote for before, so I can do this. 11:30-1--Academic Planning Committee. Back in office and dealt with some things that needed dealing with. I need to think about how I want to handle a situation with this associate dean I need to work with as part of my new job. She is very nice, but she is driving me insane. There are in essence two problems: A. She does not seem to prioritize "What do I need to tell CCM right this very second?" and "What can wait until our team meeting?" She sends me e-mail CONSTANTLY throughout the day (e.g., when I got back to my office, there had been e-mails from her at 10:01, 12:46, 1:06). She also puts together to-do lists that have a seriously overwhelming number of task on them...but they are not sorted into short-term, medium-term, long-term at all. So things like "Order lunch for our May retreat" are right up there with "Prepare contracts for people who have agreed to teach FYS." I find this extremely annoying. I also find it annoying that she and the other administrator do not seem to get that faculty are not on e-mail all day long. B. Sometimes, her emails have a slightly underlying critical tone, e.g., "Two of your faculty members are very anxious about advising in the program [which won't happen until late June, and I'm going to have trainings before then], so *I* helped alleviate their anxiety." I get the feeling that this associate dean thinks she is the head of our team and gets to tell me how to do my job. I am new to the job, so I get it...but she is definitely NOT my boss. I am not her boss either. We are lateral to each other, in different divisions. (If anything, you could argue that I outrank her: I am a full professor; she is an associate dean. Ranks are assistant, associate, full. But that doesn't really matter. The point is that we are lateral and have different responsibilities.) 4--First jog on treadmill since the fainting incident. It went pretty well! Jogged for 40 minutes straight @ 6.1 mph, then walked. 6 miles total. Shower, dinner. Read some with Child. Watched part of a Bond movie. Graded a paper, updated grade book. Bed.