Interesting social science approach to how university faculty spend their time.
[O]n a recent trip abroad when an immigration officer asked how I could afford to be away from work for a month. I said simply that we were on winter break and the officer jokingly lamented about going into the wrong profession. I didn’t mention to him that I had busted my tail over the week (and weekend) before departure, commenting on and grading final essays for a class of one hundred students, then figuring final marks and carefully uploading these marks into the university’s data management system. The work of modern Homo academicus is not a nine-to-five job. Many of our best thoughts come at 2:00 a.m. —The Blue Review.