And while I am complaining,
why is it that on the Saint John campus we have recently filled or are in the process of filling three (count ’em) decanal positions and were told that all three searches would be internal (i.e. cheaper), and that there would be very limited support to replace those individuals in their home departments? In one case we have a discipline that now exists on the back of only one (count ‘er) faculty member. This is not to disparage any of the individuals in those three positions, but rather to observe that their situations would be stronger had there been proper external searches. All very well that there are budget constraints, but one can’t help noticing that sometimes there seems to be money available .