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Ever wonder what professors do in faculty meetings?

  1. Sep 11, 2015 #1

    jtbell

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  3. Sep 11, 2015 #2

    Geofleur

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    I scribble physics equations while I appear to be taking notes :wink: When someone catches me doing it and chastises me, I just laugh like that female news reporter on Futurama does whenever Morbo says anything.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2015 #3

    jtbell

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    Too bad that card doesn't have "reaccreditation" on it. That's our big topic for this year. We've been having orientation meetings about it this week, full of assessment jargon. I should try to design a bingo card just for that stuff!
     
  5. Sep 11, 2015 #4

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    Years ago, before most of you were born, I was a beginning Assistant Prof. At my first faculty meeting, I sat well to the back of the room and kept my head down. The department chair was named Bill, and one of the other senior faculty was also Bill. Bill the faculty member had his copy of Newsweek delivered to his departmental mail box, and every week, just before the faculty meeting he would go by to pick it up to read in the meeting. Bill the faculty member was a rather arrogant fellow, and he would sit in the front row, right under the nose of the chair, reading Newsweek.

    At my first meeting, we were well into to the agenda, the chair was rattling on about something, when he paused to say, "Bill, will you put that %X$$!!* magazine down. We are talking about important matters here." At that point, Bill the senior faculty member looked up calmly and said, "Bill, when you say something important, I'll pay attention." He then returned to his reading and the room roared! (True story from 1968.)
     
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