Sunday, March 11, 2007

Some Thoughts on Departmental Politics

With a new position, the sleight is clean. No relationships with colleagues have yet gone sour because you didn't take their side on creating a new course proposal or an argument they had with another faculty. So how does one best play the game of politics??? I can see two options:

A) Staying out of every one's business, never voicing your opinion, and even if asked to do so, keeping answers vague.

pros: nobody will be offended
cons: colleagues will consider you a coward

B) Being true to yourself and siding with the faculty, whose issues you believe are valid.

pros: you will make friends
cons: you will make enemies

1 comment:

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