I'm currently in the middle of a conference call with my "team" from Colorado. That is, the other recitation teachers and lecturer for the undergraduate class I'm teaching. It's been going on for about an hour and 20 minutes right now. We are literally just reading over the syllabus together. That's all. But it's looking like it's gonna take about 2 hours to get through and there is not a whole lot being done here outside of "getting everyone on the same page."
My god, I went into academia in order to avoid the bullshit of politics.