Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mumbo Jumbo

I am in despair over our report from ACCJC, our accrediting body. I spent all last year editing the mass of "prose" written by faculty and staff at our institution and spent who-knows-how-many hours at meetings with administrators to get the job done.

We got the verdict today, and it's not good. Some of it seems bogus to me. But we are under their thumb, and I'm sure there really isn't much we can do except click our heels and get busy. But everyone at the college is so tired from doing last year's self-study (when we were seriously lacking in administrative leadership), and now we've got to re-navigate and turn around a ship that feels like it's sinking under these massive budget cuts and an overwhelming amount of work and reorganization.

So, shall we talk student learning outcomes?

Not.

Sigh.

4 comments:

baxie said...

good thing they cut all the education funding out of the stimulus package or you may have grown weak from reliance on the state!

=P

heu mihi said...

I am fairly new to the professoriate (Year 2), but it's teaching me all kinds of new sentences to hate. "Student learning outcomes" is at the top of the list. (Being called a "delivery system" also gets my hackles up high, high, high.)

Good luck; sorry about the bad news! If it's any consolation (maybe a good sign?), my verification word is "boons"....

outside voice said...

Major sigh!! Wish I could wave a magic wand and fix all of such things immediately...

Good Enough Woman said...

Thanks for the sympathy. And thanks for stopping by, Heu Mihi! I read your blog often am regularly impressed by your general productiveness and shunning of the television.