TWILAP, Two Weeks in the Life of an Accounting Professor. Most people think I only work a few hours per week, just the time spent in the classroom. They aren’t aware of all the behind the scenes activity. In this series, I’ll journalize on what it’s like to be a professor.
9:20-10:20 a.m. E-mail. This is a really light day, but e-mail informs of some gems. I like How Does a Falling Dollar Impact You? Over at AECM we’ve discussed, and discussed, and discussed,the disastrous ramifications of the Obama administration policies of printing money for stupid, nonsensical purposes. SNL has a nice skit on the Chinese reaction (thanks Unknown Finance Professor for informing me of it). Why should China care? It bought U.S. bonds, then looked in on in horror as Obama burned the through the money. It might be true that this will be called the Bush recession. But at this point in his first term, Bush had already turned around the economy after inheriting the Clinton recession.
11:10-11:35 a.m. In transit to favorite coffee shop.
12:00-4:00 p.m. Grading. Grading takes lots of energy. Students in Managerial Accounting class will be happy to learn I finished grading their papers. Students in Intermediate Accounting must be searching for a hanging tree.
Coffee shop denizen Justin, a math professor at MSUM, says that in this job of being a professor, “It is impossible to ever catch up. There is always something else to do.”
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht