I did something this week that I knew was coming for a while. I uploaded my last lecture. Ever.
For this academic year, I have been working remotely and part-time. I taught my classes online and I completed all of my other work tasks via email. Our shared understanding is that this was a temporary solution and that I would either return to campus or quit. I’m exercising the latter option.
Uploading my last lecture doesn’t mean that I’m done for the semester. It just means that I’m done creating new content for my students. They still have work to do and I still have grading to do. It will be a few weeks before we’re all completely done.
My last lecture wasn’t anything all that special. In fact, it was a re-editing of an old lecture. (Work smarter, not harder, my friends!) Nonetheless, uploading it felt surreal.