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News: Talk online about your experiences as an adjunct, visiting assistant professor, postdoc, or other contract faculty member.
Question: How long are your faculty meetings
~1 hour, weekly - 3 (3.6%)
~1 hour, every other week - 7 (8.3%)
~1 hour, monthly - 26 (31%)
~2 hours, weekly - 3 (3.6%)
~2 hours, every other week - 4 (4.8%)
~2 hours, monthly - 29 (34.5%)
other - 12 (14.3%)
Total Voters: 84

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Cool Customer
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Posts: 673

The Man Comes Around

« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2012, 5:02:09 PM »

 Too long. Most of the agenda items could be handled in an e-mail.
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Love your loved ones while you can.

« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2012, 1:45:41 PM »

Shouldn't one option have been forever and a day?

Love your neighbor.
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Peddler of backroom smut.

« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2012, 8:44:15 PM »

My department never meets.  There's only 4 of us, and we conduct any business we need to via email.  We're pretty self directed.

The entire faculty (SLAC) has a meeting once a month.  It usually lasts at least an hour and half.  Meetings are pretty boring, but occasionally erupt into shouting matches which makes them worth attending.  Most everyone goes but there's a lot of trickling out after the first hour, particularly if there are boring "reports" from stupid committees no one cares about.

Do we work at the same place? We have monthly faculty meetings that last about an hour and a half, sometimes longer. Most of the reasonable people, who have children or a research agenda, leave after an hour. The screaming takes place during the final 30 minutes.

We might be at the same place.  Do you get booze after meetings?

Not sure he's been around long enough to really be a
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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2012, 7:22:33 AM »

We might be at the same place.  Do you get booze after meetings?

Oooh, that would be nice.  But I'm on a (mostly) dry campus :-( 

Also means we can't have grad mixers with wine and beer, which my PhD institution did.

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.  --Dean Vernon Wormer
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