David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
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.