I am told that at R-1 institutions the percentages of time one is to dedicate to research, teaching, and service are 60-30-10. At the R-1 institution I worked for it was 30-60-10 and in my current job it is the same. We are to spend 12 hours on each course, and with three courses that makes 36 hours or 60% of the 60 hours we work. Then there are 18 hours left for research and 6 for service.
I was trained to do 60-30-10 and it is what I like. But even when doing 30-60-10 you have to put research first. I did that for four years and it was good. Then that 30 got taken up by Reeducation, and then by dealing with the aftermath of Reeducation. It is hard to get it back because Reeducation essentially killed the person who had research time. But I want it.
This year, basing myself on our template, I will schedule service Wednesdays from 3-6 and 7-10 PM. Some weeks, I will reschedule it, but I will not schedule more. I have four courses so I must prepare, teach, grade and hold office hours for each one in 9 hours per week. That is already 42 hours and more time is needed for those classes. This means some research a little recreation time will have to go to teaching — at least some weeks.
On this model there are 18 hours for research and writing. This all presupposes 6 10-hour days, though, and I do not know that I will always put those in. That would be 8-12, 1-5, and 8-10 six days and I could do it in another town and another living situation but I have some commuting issues and some house and yard work, and I am just not sure. Yet I want 15 hours a week, but I would be happy with 12 or even a consistent 6.
I spend a lot of time on other things to tell the truth I normally do:
8-12, 1-5 M (8)
8-12, 1-5 8-10 T, W (20)
8-12, 1-4 Th (7)
8-12, 1-4 F (7) … which is 42 hours.
I need to push more and I would do that in a different setting. I try to do it here but I end up managing and recovering from claustrophobia. A very great portion of my problem with these matters is atmosphere and setting, and the next great portion is attitude toward self. The issue is task, not time management, and care for the self.
Version 1: Living in New York. 8-12, 1-5, 8-10 every day but Sunday; Sunday off. Excellent. I would love this.
Version 2: Living here and pushing.
8-12, 1-5, 8-10 or 9-11 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday;
8-12, 1-5 Thursday, Friday;
8-12, 1-5 Sunday… and I could move some of these blocs around if I like.
How many hours is this? 10 M, T, W = 30; 8 Th, F = 16; 10 on the weekend. That adds up to 56 and this is close enough to 60 for me. It is only setting that is stopping me so I will work on that. I think that to this end I really should buy the table I have been eyeing, if it is still there.
There are also appointments, like car appointments, that will come up and require me to adjust this plan, move the blocs of time around. I will get a planner like a Franklin planner — I do not want butcher paper on the refrigerator, which was what I used for this in the old days, so I will have a planner and I will do this.