We can't pay our part-timers enough for them to buy bus passes (true story), but we have money for a variety of seminars about getting in touch with whatever that thing is that has been beaten out of us by working at such a degree factory.
My latest favorite email came in today:
Mindfulness 101 –
This 90-minute workshop is geared for students, faculty, and staff who are
unfamiliar with mindfulness and would like more information about what it is and how mindfulness techniques can be integrated into daily life. We hope that faculty will encourage students to attend this workshop, providing “extra credit” points for those who do attend.