I had to go to a conference on teaching methods. Was it required, or “strongly encouraged?” Unclear. I grabbed the useful stuff (sample syllabi and so on), ate an uninteresting catered sandwich and left before it was over, so I didn’t get my Certificate of Completion. If this causes them to barge into my section halfway through the semester in order to halt my inexpert teaching, I will laugh and laugh. As it is, I’m not sleeping much.
they CHARGED ME for the graduate assistant orientation that I skipped
No icebreakers without ice picks, says J.
I have taken to reminding myself that stupid people teach and don't die, so I'll probably be okay.
Unless they are too stupid to realize their own stupidity, like the Stegosaurus, and survive by inertia? Oh dear....