Part of my job is academic advisor to all 200+ engineering students in our program. In non-pandemic times, it takes about a month of each semester to advise each student and get them registered for next semester’s classes. This semester, it took over two months to get through everyone because it had to be done via email or Zoom.
We are now learning that the universities may be going to a block schedule for the fall, meaning that ALL of that work just went down the toilet. Hours of stress, repetition, focus… all for nothing, plus a ton of extra work created by needing to redo the entire fall class schedule to fit for two universities’ differing plans.
I’d say I need a drink, but I’m trying to cut back, so a round of fizzy water on me instead. And I’m going to beat up on my punching bag for a while.
How are y’all doing?