People ask me: Why do you hate faculty meetings so much?  Apart from my previous discussions of meetings, you mean?

Well, the answer is this:  I have yet to see anything good come out of a meeting.  Even if the outcome was great, the process of getting to that outcome was awful.  If the process was great, it was often utilized to yield an awful outcome.

And worse, in many meetings, even when people agreed with me, I usually ended up like this famous scene.  I’m everyone with a lightsaber, except Yoda.  That’s my former dean, Emperor Palpatine.

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