|Breakfast, at 6.12am|
I do follow the morning news closely especially if it is something I might need to introduce in class. Today is mostly the class 'About Japan' so my ears are attuned to anything in that general direction. It is also the day that the Vice Chancellor will make one of his occasional all-staff addresses so I also need to be up-to-date on news in the sector and especially where my university and my colleagues are placed in relation to that. Breakfast done and its up the highway...
The welcoming committee greets the workers as we approach our offices on campus. Actually, I suspect they're just observing the human idiot walking past getting wet in the rain because she lost the bet about not needing the brolly. In fact, although only 80km apart, the differences in the weather between Brisbane and the SunCoast can be quite contrasting. I know it seems twee, but it still mildly amazes me that I work on a campus with wild kangaroos. They just ask for their photo to be taken.
|The welcoming committee|
The VC's forum was well attended, perhaps informative and putting us in the picture about USC in the sector. The floor was shared this time with the Deputy Vice Chancellor. I still believe the sector would thrive without the overlays and multiple layers of bureaucratic accountability demanded of all of us. But it's no longer the era in which we live.
|Lectures, at 6.12pm|
Teaching done, a quick meal with a colleague, by mutual agreement otherwise neither of us would find time to eat and then back to the office to finalise a few things before I fly out to Melbourne at 5.00am. I managed to leave the office around 11.00, got home about 12.45 with a decision to make about to sleep or not to sleep, given I have to be out the door at 3.30...
Forty winks instead and day 99 began before day 98 barely bedded down.