Message From The Dean
December 9, 2010 19 Comments
I got the following email from the dean of my college today:
“I want to thank you for the good work you are doing on updating the chemistry courses to make them more student/faculty effective. You are quickly gaining credibility in [our college] as a knowledgeable, competent, personable addition to the faculty.”
Of course, it then follows that compliment with a request to take on a position that requires much more responsibility: Chair of my department starting next school year.
This would mean less teaching responsibility (which I don’t like), but more influence in the school and a higher salary (both things I like). Oh yes, and also a lot more work and meetings (don’t like).
She is inviting me to go to a leadership conference with her and another faculty member February in Orlando. Umm… Florida in February? HECK YES. 😉
This is a big decision… it will definitely take some thought….
P.S. – This is my 500th post on this blog – hard to believe!