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the service thing

C. J. Fuller cjfuller at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 5 09:21:04 EST 2000

I've been reading the long hours thread with great interest and wanted to
inject another twist.  Our new dept chair is pulling her hair out trying
to get volunteers to do committee work and other school/university service
stuff.  We get no time allotment for service in our faculty contracts, and
the administrators are pushing grants and publications so our University
can reach Carnegie Research university 2 status (I think this is >$25-30
million in grants/year).  P&T decisions are made on teaching and research,
not service.  There is more than a little bit of resentment among the
female faculty in our dept that a male tenured faculty member manages to
get away with doing the bare minimum in the way of service.

Any ideas from the other academics on this topic?

C.J. Fuller
<mailto:cjfuller at erickson.uncg.edu>
<mailto:cjfuller at mindspring.com>

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