Friday, May 09, 2008

Am I missing something here??

So my Alma Mater is interviewing new faculty, and since I'm still on the grad student email list, I'm getting all the emails about the interviewing schedule. And there is a line that says this:

09:00 a.m. –
Room 166 – Presentation and Q&A to faculty/students
(45 min. – Q; 45 min. – A)

So help me out here - 45 minutes of questions, and then 45 minutes of answers?? How EXACTLY is THAT supposed to work??


Christine said...

I cannot resist making some sort of comment about your alma mater here...but I can't think of anything really witty. I guess your story says it all :)

*phew*, glad I didn't go there! Just kidding!!

Chad said...

"Have you ever played the question game?"
"Who hasn't played the question game?"
"And who hasn't seen 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead'?"
"Is that an old movie?"
"What is your definition of old?"
"Why do you always bring up age?"
"When did I bring it up before?"
"When did you not bring it up?"
"Wheren't we going to address Margaret's question?"
"Isn't it more of a misunderstanding than a question?"
"Do you think Margaret gets it now?"
"Is there any better way to determine if a potential faculty is quick-witted?"
"What is the value of quick-wit when teaching?
"I think I am done with this game... because aren't you?"

Amy said...

As long as the questions and answers don't have to have any relation to each other, it should work out just fine...

Janell said...

Just take a nap through the questions because you'll never know what their answers were.

NoSurfGirl said...

yay! You're back on the internet.

Maybe they are asking the questions AND giving the answers. A sort of reification process to make themselves feel good about having all the answers. I could see it.

Hope all is good and well on the east coast!

Danielle said...

Tee-hee. I have to edit typos like that all day. Funny how a minor typo can not only change the meaning of something, but make you look kinda dorky! lol. Happens to all of us, even prestigious universities. ;)