Monday, November 9, 2009
Let me be clear
Just in case there was any ambiguity as to where Dr. Tinkle stands on the idea of personal interviews, I am deadset against them. We have spent the last thirty plus years attempting to take the "personal" out of the tenure process. We have tried to get all levels to approach the process on as unbiased a level as possible. That's why the dossier is the only document anyone gets to base their decision on. To assume that the president of this university is somehow endowed with super human powers to ignore any personal information in a one-on-one interview is nonsense. Just look at the deans' reactions to the idea. Everyone is scared to death to disagree with him. This emperor has no clothes and it is high time someone with more authority than Dr. Tinkle tells him so.