In Case You’re Wondering

This is what a tenure package looks like; this is actually Kim’s (who had loaned me hers as a model) because I only remembered that I was going to take a picture of it after I had turned it in. More or less like mine, though the tabbing is far neater. It contains the letter…

Consummatum est

The tenure package has been submitted. Hallelujah. Now the five month or so wait…

Assessment

I dislike being assessed. Being judged and evaluated, measured against some abstract scale, always makes me resentful. I have my own measures of success and have no interest in conforming to anyone else’s opinions of what is valuable. Of course, when you choose to become part of academia, it’s a non-stop parade of evaluation. As…