So, I was upset at yet another demand on my time not shared by others and called my Chair out on it. That didn’t go great. Unfortunately, I wasn’t thinking clearly enough to make any kind of cogent argument and ranted on various issues. He’s not the vindictive type, but I suppose I’ll lay low for a while. It’s not like he can take away resources I don’t have. Tip for any administrators who may be reading: overburden your highest performing faculty member of the past [many] years and say it’s a sign of respect. Ah well, what am I going to do, not sign my contract for next year?
As we rapidly plow through the semester, the awards are starting to come out of their boxes. One of my students won one of those “female” awards and it’s all my fault. Continue reading
(This is one of those posts that I can’t guarantee describes up-to-date events or the specific person involved, but all of this is true.) Continue reading
Ha, ha, so much for maintaining a regular academic blog. I’m really not sure how people do it, although it often involves describing details of their family life or some other bit of social life. But, since I have no life and my job sucks, that doesn’t leave much. Continue reading
This summer has not been particularly productive. Circumstances have conspired against me having long, dedicated chunks of time for research. The course developement has been going slowly, but I should be okay for the coming semester – and hopefully not totally fucked for next spring. The other stuff keeps me from maintaining any sort of consistency, but maybe that’s finally getting somewhere and potentially could be good. Continue reading