Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fools run district



     Want evidence that the administrative leadership of the district (and its colleges) are sans clue?
     Last Friday, faculty received this message from the Faculty Association:

Opacity, neanderthalerie, unilateralicity!
     The FA wants to remind all full-time faculty that attendance at commencement, or other appropriate graduation ceremony, is now mandatory as part of the 2015-2018 Academic Employee Master Agreement. If you do not attend …, you will need to use 1/2 of a sick/personal necessity leave day.
     Yes, nothing says “supporting your college and students” quite like showing up to Commencement under threat of getting one’s pay docked. What would we do without such leadership?

     It’s 2:45 as I write this, on IVC Commencement day, and the day’s been mighty gloomy so far, though I’ve witnessed no actual rain. In the past, such gloom always means moving the ceremony indoors. Hope they don’t do that today. I bought a polarizing filter for my camera lens and I wanna try it out.

     The day started with a Bernie Sanders event in Anaheim, another big success no doubt. It makes me smile. Good times in OC!

     It’s a good day for people to dress in robes, listen to officials, and to snicker at the usual foolishness and cluelessness. Commencement Bingo will be played, as usual. Let the mocking begin!

     Will there be an invocation to/of the Lord? Will college prez Glenn R spout more meaningless factoids? Will the Commencement speaker, IVC Law’s Erwin Chemerinsky, allude to the foolish rightwingery—the abject anti-intellectual dumbfuckery—surrounding him?

     I sure hope so.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

R; Why don't you tell us how you really feel?

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