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

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