Monday, April 20, 2009

7-2

7 FOR me making progress towards promotion and tenure. 2 not.* YAY!!!! This is the first positive vote I have ever gotten. There was even mention that it is likely that I am the *best* researcher in the department. Still some moaning and groaning about my teaching evaluations that are in the 'good' to 'very good' range (opposed to 'very good' to 'excellent'), but overall, people are ready to give me tenure. AND nobody made a motion to have me fired (like they did last year, where THREE people supported that plan). Whew. What a freaking relief!

You guys rock at the good thought delivery. I owe ya big time.

*(The two NOs are dudes that I bowed up against years ago and they are not. letting. it. go.)

16 comments:

chezjulie said...

Wow! That's fantastic news. I have known some very worthy faculty members who had to fight for tenure, so good on ya!

And teaching is one of those skills (like weight loss) that you can continue to improve over time.

DAVs said...

Super terrific happy congrats!!!

tara said...

Yay!!! I am jumping up and down and clapping for you!!

Jen L. said...

Woo hoo! Dean and I threw pebbles in Lay Lake today and made a happy wish for you. Glad that went well.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! THAT IS AWESOME.

TRACY

I LIKE CAPS

WEEEEEEEEE

tash said...

Fantastic!!!

wafelenbak said...

Woo hoo! Hmmm... need to start throwing mores wishes into the blogosphere. ;)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

That's awesome! Whoo hoo! And the other two can kiss my arse.

creative kerfuffle said...

hooray for you! celebration time! this is really wonderful hotch! i think those two douche canoes need punched or something. they are clearly insecure asshats who realize you are superior to them and are threatened by your wonderfulsplendiforousness.

--V said...

Yaaaaaay!

And Bronx cheers to the 2 who gave you a thumbs down.

Astarte said...

Wonderful! I knew you could do it!!!!

I always think it's ironic that in educational institutions and organizations, which are supposed to have the most forward-thinking and best educated minds, people are usually the most petty and back-biting. Part of the reason DH quit archaeology years back was because in order to get a 'real' job, higher than a site manager, you had to be a PhD, and in order to get that, you had to be voted on by other PhDs, who had a vested interest in limiting their number so they could maintain their own preeminence in the field. More PhDs=less power for those already there. Ridiculous.

Alice said...

that is AWESOME!!!! well done you!!


and hahahahahaha douche canoes. that's also awesome.

20somethingfatty said...

Congratulations! That is so good to hear!

kilax said...

Yay for the great reviews!

Why do people hold grudges for so long? Wait, oops... I do that... but only with family. Ha ha!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Awesome, AWESOME news. Go you!

Swistle said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!

 
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