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25678Re: [SCA-JML] Life in Academia

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  • Solveig Throndardottir
    Jun 1, 2009
      Noble Cousin!

      Greetings from Solveig! Actually, a lot of administrators hold
      tenured faculty positions. So, they can be pretty hard to fire. You
      can sack them as dean or department chairman, but they can still go
      back to their old departments with their tails between their legs,
      but at greatly inflated salary. You can either try to force them to
      resign or reorganize them into a department or program and then kill
      the entire department or program.

      Incidentally, student reviews are very influential in retaining
      faculty. However, any complaints about language ability are summarily
      dismissed. So, it is probably easier these days to get tenure if you
      are a non-native English speaker as the students will invariably
      complain about your language ability.

      Your Humble Servant
      Solveig Throndardottir
      Amateur Scholar

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