A typical week: Mondays and Wednesdays are teaching days. This semester I teach Ashesi’s introduction to academic writing and presentation: Written and Oral Communication. I leave home early, arrive to campus just after 9 AM, I see students and prep before class, eat an early lunch, teach between 11.50 AM and 3 PM and then have office hours with students in need of help, meet colleagues, and do grading.
Tuesdays often end up as recuperation after the long and winding Monday, but I also use them to catch up on longer term planning and check mail on this day. Thursdays are my grading and reading days and Fridays are my meeting days, sometimes on, some times off campus.
On Saturdays, I take my daughter to drama class and myself attend yoga. Sundays are mostly spent around the house and garden with family.
Specifically, this coming week: I know we have a birthday party in the weekend, there is also an interesting concert. On Friday, there is a faculty meeting on campus on Friday, which means I will be on campus three days this week (tomorrow Monday depending on the well being of my child with malaria!) My main project outside of work is BloggingGhana and working with the GhanaDecides team to find money for next year’s project. That means proposal writing and meetings, likely both, this week!