|Shameless Plea To Reader(s)
January 6, 2011: Shameless Plea To Reader(s)
Despite an earlier blog that said other writers had written entirely satisfactory comic novels about faculty in academics, I have decided to take a shot at that for a second book. (Perhaps, even a trilogy that ends with a book from a student's perspective.)
Dr. Barrett Oliver is a recently tenured professor who, among other things, is weighed down by too much committee work, especially of ridiculous committees. If anybody has any recommendations of inane or exhausting committee/task force work for the book, feel free to let me know through the "contact page." While I haven't yet fleshed out everything about the book and Oliver's duties, I'm playing around all ready with the following committees/task forces:
- Tenure and Promotion
- The Green Committee
- Leaflet/Flyer Committee
- Developmental Education Task Force
- Library Liaison Committee
- Convocation Planning Committee
- Scholarship Committee
And, of course, my all-time favorite, guaranteed to make the final draft:
The Committee of the Committees. Really one can't make this stuff up.
So, please, send me any ideas or thoughts. I'm trying to capture universal lunacy here.