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  •  Oh, God. (4.00)
    Right after receiving tenure I was appointed my department's "Assessment Liaison." It happened to be the year we had an interim director of assessment, a psychology prof who made the liaisons attend bi-weekly 8:30 am meetings for almost her entire year. Man, was I pissed.

    By and by, I got by my justifiable anger and learned to compensate for her nearly constant dislike for the male gender. She was also warm (at times), funny (almost all of the time), and did a spectacular job of convincing us that proper assessment could make a very big difference at every level. Which meant, of course, that she didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of landing the job permanently.

    I resigned my prestigious post as departmental "Assessment Liaison" and wrote a pissed off letter to the provost. Her replacement is a mealy mouthed old goofball who can't even (I kid you not) sign her own name on one of the tons of pointless and unread documents her office has churned out over the years unless someone draws her a line with a ruler first.

    Drink to me, drink to my health:
    You know I can't drink any more!

    by gp39m on Sat Jan 14, 2006 at 10:09:22 AM PST

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    •  We all have our crosses to bear ;-) (none)
      I have been "chosen" for this job precisely because of my distaste for it, I think.  Anyone who really wants to do it should probably be declared ineligible.  

      Not unlike people who want to be politicians?

      Robyn

      Teacher's Lounge opens each Saturday, sometime between 10am and 11am EST

      by rserven on Sat Jan 14, 2006 at 10:25:38 AM PST

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