I FEEL YOUR PAIN. Financial Rounds:

Classes don't start for another two weeks. But, my university makes all faculty get together for a two-day series of meetings before each semester (it's today and tomorrow).

What a massive waste of time! It's supposed to be a means of passing on and/or maintaining our school's unique culture. It actually accomplishes this end, since part of our culture seems to involve wasting time in boring, unproductive meetings.

No doubt, though, that the people who exist to measure the work rather than do the work will be able to report, to whoever cares, that the administrative fads of the moment have been communicated to all the faculty.

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