(hat-tip to Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Moose a Muffin...)
If you give a prof a project,
he'll want a course release to go with it.
If you give him the course release,
he'll want a budget.
Getting the budget will remind him that
other places are doing similar things
and he'll want to go there.
He'll ask you for more travel money.
If you give him more travel money,
he'll come back with guidelines and templates
and rubrics and technology.
He'll play with them all.
They'll remind him of nifty ideas he heard
at a conference you paid for.
He'll want to try them.
And chances are,
if you let him try them,
he'll want another course release to do it.