The new term starts next week. I will teach a course on systems biology. I have no idea when! I don’t even know if it has been scheduled yet.
Classes at the computer science department are scheduled there — I teach two courses in that department, but none of them the coming term. When the classes are scheduled, usually a week or two before the term starts, they are put on a web-page: http://www.daimi.au.dk/courses/schedules/, so the schedule is always easy to find.
My remaining classes are scheduled somewhere else, but I don’t know where. I thought it was at the faculty of science, at least I’ve been told so, but I’ve also mail the students office and was told that the classes were scheduled at the various departments. I know that we do not schedule the courses at BiRC, so now I wonder where my courses are scheduled, if at all.
On the faculty web-pages you have to be a bit inventive when searching for classes in bioinformatics. They put them under different (but I suspect random) departments. There is a heading called Bioinformatics, but that only contains the course descriptions. The class schedules are put all over the place. My last class was under biology, the one before under statistics, and so on.
I guess I should be greatful that the course descriptions are under bioinformatics — previously they (but only they) were labelled “interdisciplinary”. Only on the Danish pages, though, bioinformatics wasn’t even mentioned on the English pages.
Anyway, it usually takes a bit of web-searching to find out when to teach (and forget about using the search feature on the faculty web-page, it has never managed to find what I’ve been searching for).
This time around, my search ended up on an empty page. Does that mean that the schedule hasn’t been made yet, or that I’ve found the wrong page? Who knows?
Until I find out when I’ll be teaching I cannot plan my time for the coming weeks, and I have to schedule a few meetings.