So, they’re proposing the creation of a new doctoral program at my U. (No, not that doctoral program, local readers. Another program.) And so I have to, in my role on the graduate council, review the proposal. And it’s exactly in my father’s own field of expertise (which, if you know academic brats, is something said brats absorb like osmosis — not the knowledge, so much as the general expectations and politics of).
And I’m resisting the urge to snark. Which, it being June and a time when I’d really rather be working on my research and writing that the rest of the graduate faculty feels I should be putting out more of but which I cannot because I am doing things like this is actually quite an accomplishment. Go me!
Oh, and let’s not forget wrestling with weird expectations of webpages to create for the institutional wide update. Do we really need a home page with a welcome and a welcome page, too? For every department? Enquiring minds want to know.
Back to suppressing the snark!