Tuesday, December 8, 2009

a rhetorical question

Is there anything more agonizing than waiting for the e-mail with your course evaluation results? (Besides, I guess, waiting to find out whether you have cancer or something.)

Damocles, I feel for you...

4 comments:

J. Harker said...

Good luck!

Bardiac said...

Ahh, how soon we forget waiting for MLA interview calls!

:)

Lucky Jane said...

MLA interview calls, campus visit calls, third-year review assessments, grants, editors' decisions, reader reports, meetings of presses' boards, tenure decisions, promotion decisions. . . uh, why do we do this job, again?

We just switched over to online evals at our shop, but for some reason we're still not going to get our numbers until mid January. Which is a whole lot better than late March, when they usually get excreted from our bureaucracy.

Fretful Porpentine said...

Honestly? I didn't find the job market stuff nearly as agonizing (or at least, not agonizing in the same way), because nobody on the job market tells you your faults in excruciating detail. They just don't call you if they don't like the look of you, and I find it much easier to handle silence than criticism.

I'm with you on the editor's decisions / reader's reports stuff, though!