Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday morning humor - tenure-review committee style

As the fall semester starts, tenure review committees fire up and start working on campuses across the country. A key portion of this process at community colleges are in-class evaluations of new faculty by tenured faculty and the dean of the division.

Dean Dad, who is now embarking upon his seasonal faculty evaluation tour, has posted a list of hypothetical evaluation comments for faculty, titled You Know the Class Observation Went Horribly Wrong When.... Here's a choice snippet to let you know what you're in for:
"Although some of Prof. X's observations about Brett Favre had merit, their relation to differential equations was, at best, obscure."


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