We requested for three people to have fully on line schedules for fall, and were turned down on all fronts.
The good: the dean just told the registrar's office to make the change, rather than telling me to make the change.
The bad: my colleagues will be at greater risk.
My question: Part of me really wants to resign as chair and retire and let someone else deal with this crap. But... I'd feel really awful doing so in some ways. And really good in others.
And still, our administrators are working remotely, for the most part. Of the ten special parking spaces, two are usually filled on any given day. Now, maybe there aren't fully 10 people with slots. But there are more than two.
Leading firmly from the very back, miles behind whatever trenches we imagine ourselves in.
There was an article in Forbes recently saying that more than half of tenured university faculty have considered leaving the field or retiring early. I posted it on my effbee page, and bunches of people have said that yes, they're doing one or the other.