WRITING 153: ACADEMIC POLITICS 8, HIRING

EG is playing a dangerous game with the group. She wants to push her agenda on hiring, only selecting people that fits her interest. This Wed we had the group meeting discussing the candidates, but she missed it, because it was inconvenient for her. She commutes an hour to school and she goes only on her two teaching days. Everything has to fit her schedule: Wed. is unfit.

Despite missing the group meeting, she sent out email, asked for comments on the list she selects, acting as if she is the boss. And this came after her first attempt to bypass the group: she passed her list directly to the committee chair, only found that the chair won’t consider her list unless it is backed up the group. So she has to go back to our group. But she overreached and acted as the area coordinator, M.E.’s role.

M.E. is fed up with her aggressiveness. He did not answer her email directly. If he did, then we are all playing her game, and she will report to the chair as if she is the coordinator and takes all the credit. Instead, M.E. asks for a meeting, deliberately chosen on her non-teaching days. This is a dilemma for her: although she hates to go on non-teaching days, but since she initiated, she has to agree.

Let’s see what happens on next week’s meeting. One thing is for sure: no candidate of her specialty will be backed by the group.

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[GLACIER, CANADA, 10/2015]

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2 thoughts on “WRITING 153: ACADEMIC POLITICS 8, HIRING

  1. “This is a dilemma for her: although she hates to go on non-teaching days, but since she initiated, she has to agree.” – Am I the only one really enjoying this? :’)

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