I got all my syllabi written, and organized my first week’s lectures. I also created and published the Canvas pages for my students. I still have to revamp the first lab — thanks to COVID-19, I’ve had to do major surgery on how the lab operates, to accommodate social distancing. I’ll probably get that done tomorrow.
Also, I sort of understand why the administration did this, but it’s still kind of annoying. They killed Spring Break — don’t you students scurry off to visit family and bring back the plague! But then they sprinkled one day long breaks throughout the term, rather than just shortening the whole semester. That tends to mess up lab schedules more than the usual big block of lost time.
But they didn’t consult me on the matter, so I guess I can’t complain. I just deal with what they hand me at this point, and hope I don’t die a horrible slow lingering death of the current epidemic.