Thursday, May 07, 2009

Bureaucracy

I was recently elected to serve on the Faculty Senate at the university where I work. Today was the last meeting for this school year, and I was invited to attend; my term doesn't begin until the fall, but the Senate president though incoming senators might like to be introduced and get a taste of how the meetings are run. So I thought, "What the heck?" and attended.

Big mistake. Because I was there and visible, I was nominated, seconded, and voted unanimously onto a committee before I had even gotten comfortable in my seat. And this committee happens to be a one-person committee: the Committee on Committees, of which I am now the chair. It means that I am responsible for rounding up people to fill all the open slots on the various committees across campus. Yes, a committee whose purpose is to fill other committees. And a "committee" of which I am both the chair and the sole member. What an honor.

1 comment:

  1. If you have a lunch meeting, will the university provide your meal? :-)

    At least you don't have to worry about having a quorum at your meeting, or having a committee member who tries to hijack the agenda!

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