This class is designed for those who have the sort of job where you teach for 2 semesters (or equivalent) and then have a long break from teaching even though you are still working. It is tempting to say “It’s not a break.” but it is your primary opportunity to take a vacation and you are juggling fewer balls than you are in the other semesters. Similarly, sabbatical, study leave, or administrative leave is designed as a period where you are free of many of your normal obligations and can focus on your research and writing. Both the annual summer break and sabbatical leaves of various types also implicitly recognise that your normal workload is exhausting and a periodic recharge is required. (Fun fact: sabbatical is from the same root as sabbath, meaning one in seven.)
If you are in a teaching intensive position, you may teach for part of the summer perhaps on a different load or at a different intensity. You might want to use the Planning Your Winter Semester tracks for planning that part of the summer and give higher priority to rest during the break you do have. If your teaching load is lighter so writing is a higher priority for you, you could just use the Teaching track from the Winter class in addition to the recordings on this page.
If you are on sabbatical or study leave, you can swap out the first track for the one in Planning Your Autumn Semester when you do mid-sabbatical planning (so you celebrate accomplishments in one no-teaching period before planning another no-teaching period). You can also skip the parts that refer to any duties you are officially excused from on sabbatical.
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