Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Two Lost Hours

I just finished a meeting for the special programs for entering students thing. That's two hours of my life I won't get back.

Did you know there are things called "rubrics"? Apparently, they're not just for medieval scholars writing in red ink anymore, either. (Seriously Maybe I'm wrong; is there anyone out there with a phud in academics who doesn't know what a rubric is?)

We spent an hour listening to a guy who's never taught in this program talk about teaching in this program. He had ten minutes worth of good stuff and spread it out.

I hope my bike is waiting at home to take me for a ride.


  1. Aieeee....I apologize for my profession.

  2. Sweet Jesus, that's obscene!

    There should be some system of fines, citations and/or corporal punishment for people who insist on wasting others' time so blatantly.

  3. There isn't a grad student in the world who doesn't know what a rubric is, and most of my undergrads know the term too.

    Yeesh. Sorry you had to deal with that crap.

  4. Good news, Victoria! This was a totally "faculty run" thing. There were a couple service side folks, and they were fine. The real problem was faculty folks. :(

    J. Harker, That sounds like a GREAT idea. I wish I could institute it.

    History Enthusiast, thanks :)

    K8, :( I know!

  5. Being stuck in a room and being told things you already know as if you have the intelligence of a Mr. Potato Head . . . shoot me now. "Lost hours" is right.

  6. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Sigh of relief! ;-) Still, sorry you had such a crap day.

    Did you go for a bike ride?
    --Victoria, too sorry to log in

  7. At least no one asked you what sort of fruit you would be if you could be a fruit. That was how *my* favorite pre-school meeting start.