Adventures in Ethics and Science

The good news: My department chair really likes the project I’ve proposed for my sabbatical leave.

The bad news: The smart money says that my leave won’t be approved unless I cut down the amount I say I’ll accomplish during the year off.

That’s right. If you have a lot you want to get accomplished, you can’t have time off to accomplish it, whereas if you have only a wee bit to do, you are most welcome to a leave.

Cue the dinosaur with the voice of Rob Knop to remind me to stop expecting things in academia to make sense. Meanwhile, I have some cuts to make.


  1. #1 Jane
    September 11, 2007

    Could it be that your department chair wants you to have an actual break?

  2. #2 csrster
    September 12, 2007

    How much trouble will you get into if you accomplish more than you promise?

  3. #3 JeffL
    September 17, 2007

    They don’t want you to get too much done; it will make the rest of them look bad.

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