Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I'm not exactly sure how to explain academic administration to second graders.
“Well, I go to a lot of meetings, and I try to get grownups to play nicely and share their toys.”
Somehow, I don't see that one capturing the room.
“I make sure we follow the rules.” Yawn. “I try to get teachers to behave.” Not bad, but I could see the discussion veering badly off-course. “I keep the college on an even keel despite years of public disinvestment.” Yeah, second graders are big on 'disinvestment.'
“I drink a lot of coffee, and read and writes lots of emails.” Pretty accurate, but it just doesn't fire the imagination.
I bet rodeo clowns don't have this problem...