Thursday, September 30, 2010

Faculty meeting drinking game

There are days when faculty meetings make me want to drink something stronger than my usual Diet Coke (it's taken me three days to calm down from the last one!) So I'd like to propose a drinking game:

Everyone take a shot every time:
1) The philosophy professor says we need to define what we mean by (goal, learning outcome, critical thinking, whatever) before we can begin the discussion

2) The Classicist complains about how much we've gone downhill from "the good old days"

3) The second female faculty member complains about discrimination against women (even though she does it herself)

4)The biologists say one thing to your face in private and something different in the big meeting

5)The emeritus faculty member complains about a typo on page 1XX in the academic bulletin

6) A faculty member with children has to leave, because the daycares close at 5:30 and the cannonical meeting ending time isn't until 5:30

I'm sure there are more, but that would definitely get me drunk in the allotted time for a faculty meeting...Other suggestions?

4 comments:

  1. A faculty member starts giving a report on some topic without any preface or context.

    Important matter on agenda is studiously ignored while trivial side note is debated in great detail.

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  2. When Long-Winded Colleague starts backing up a more general point with what he's doing in his classroom.

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  3. When Long-Winded Colleague hits the two-minute mark.

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  4. That is awesome!!! I have got to come up with a version for my meetings!!!

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