Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Can we please just stop? From Dr. Amelia.
So we are taking what clearly already works, and breaking it in the name of being innovative. Or maybe not. It seems like all we are doing is taking a group of people who seem like they all got along and agreed, and forcing them into cage matches over minutae. Should the 3rd level course use 1/8 in. combs or 1/16 in? Do students still need to learn hand weaving? Each meeting is turning in to a bunch of hurt feelings and griping past each other.
And why are we doing this? I am not sure. Cynical Dr. A. says it's because we have too many administrators, and they need something to do and these meetings are something to do. Nice Dr. A. says we should make sure we are always doing well. But here's the thing. Most people thought we WERE doing well. But that wasn't an option in this whole revision process. And now we all look warily at each other and one of the things that made working here fun - great colleagues whom I really respected, is diminished.
So can we please just stop?