Saturday, February 14, 2015

Refocus

I was at a brainstorming meeting, and one of my faculty colleagues suggested that we should all reorganize and refocus all our studies.  Coincidentally, this colleague believes their field is the one true field, the master field, without which all other fields aren't really.  (As I know from other conversations.)

Guess what we should all reorganize and refocus everything around.

6 comments:

  1. I can't even begin to guess. Colleague within your department, or campus colleauge?

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  2. My guess is either history or a social science. Nothing against anyone in any of those fields, however!

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  3. Rhetoric! And I have nothing against rhetoric as a field, but I don't think it should be the center of everything we all do.

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  4. Your response should be: "Great idea, Colleague! Look up all the relevant material, do a study of how other universities have focused on the One True Field, write up a report, and send it to us. We'll get back to you."

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  5. Hah! Undine, you're brilliant!

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  6. Omg! RHETORIC. Don't even get me started. Former chair is a rhetorician, and you know, we never, ever got along.

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