April 1, 2005
No Students, No Buildings, No Departments? I'll Take the Job
Like raising a child, nurturing a newborn campus is rewarding in ways that faculty members have difficulty describing -- and can fray nerves in ways easy to enumerate.
The faculty members who have already arrived on the new Merced campus of the University of California have not only had to balance research with teaching, but also had to concentrate on curriculum development, community outreach, job searches, and heavy administrative duties. "Everyone is doing multiple tasks and