In my faculty mailbox today:
After a review of the tenure evaluations and recommendations of the appropriate committees and administrators ... I am pleased to inform you that your service to the University merits the award of tenure. I am also pleased to inform you that you have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective August 21, 2008.
One less thing to worry about while working through the grading.
Congratulations! Having tenure does make a BIG difference.
Your future students, your philosophy colleagues worldwide and your blog readers are all fortunate that your University has seen fit to endorse your hard efforts over the past years of professordom in this fashion. Congratulations!
Congratulations! Well done.
YAY! CONGRATS! And congratulations to San Jose State University on a successful recruitment!
You'd better update your profile blurb now. (-;
Congratulations! Hurray! Cheers!
Wow! Super congrats to you. You are now basically employed for life. Very, very cool.
Congratulations! Now you can tell it like it is, research what you like, and jockey for position in the department on a twenty-year plan.
That's a pretty fancy way of letting you know.
Congratulations! Fantastic news! (Not that there was any doubt you'd make it, was there?)
Way to go!!
Woohoo! Congratulations! Woohoo!
Don't forget to update your bio-blurb!
Well done, from my perspective (as a blog reader) you deserve it.
Congratulations! And nice of them to let you know before the long weekend, so you can spend it celebrating.
Does tenure give you the right to tell any unruly students to F.O.A.D?
w00t! Mazel tov!
You've been a favorite SciBling of mine and my husband's for a while now, so on behalf of both of us congratulations.
Hey, no you can break out the crazy! Or as we like to say in academia, the eccentric!
Way to go!!
Well Done Janet.
Must come as something of a relief. No matter how confident you may be of something, waiting to hear is never easy.
WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! Yay!!! That is so wonderful. Congratulations!!!
Congrats! Now you can dedicate more time to blogging. :)
Hooray! You sound so calm--I think I'd be jumping up and down screaming, and unable to type coherently.
Oh! Oh! Yay! Many Congratulations!
Huzzah! We are not surprised but we are very pleased for you.
We never doubted, but as per Duke's motto trust, but verify. Just as I predicted, you heard 2 days after we left the jurisdiction. Sorry we're not there to celebrate with you, but we will definitely celebrate for you.
Now back to your grading, Cinderella.
String a hammock in your office, and nap the next thirty years away...
They're fortunate! congratulations!
Frackin' awesome! That makes me very happy, and I have no idea who you are!
congrats from a fellow SJSU prof! (I just got "retained" here myself, yay!)
Now you should help other people get their tenure, like that Gonzalez guy.
nah, just jocking :P
Congratulations! I know it is a huge relief.
I would say that your university is very fortunate to have you as a faculty member. Congratulations and many wishes for a great and successful future.
Yea! Congratulations! Now you can open up a can of...
Congratulations as well!
Please tell us you are going to do something nice and outlandish like parade around with a feather boa and start calling your Department Head "Dr. Fabulous"!
Woohoo! Now you can kick back and work on that novel.
Wow, you spend too much time in a hotel with crappy wifi and look what happens while you aren't looking!
Congratz girl, take the sprogs out on the town!!
I believe the 'correct' thing to do for tenure is to get what is called a tenure tattoo. This tattoo is specifically for ones face and usually covers over 30% of the visible skin.
I look forward to seeing yours.
Congratulations! See if they can hurry my letter along, it has been 9 freakin' months!
Way to go!!! Now get down to the mall, all by yourself, and get yourself a really fancy tenure ring or tenure scarf or something. Reward yourself!
Doctorates in P-chem AND Philosophy? When did you sleep? Very cool transition, though.
Coincidentally a friend of mine, in the Dept wherin I toil as staff polloi, just defended her dissertation yesterday and will soon be arriving at her first academic posting at...San Jose State.
Really, really excellent! Congrats!
Can we throw you a virtual party to celebrate?
Congratulations. Many years!
And what a low-key post to celebrate ;)
CONGRATS!!!. What an awesome accomplishment. I'm sure the t-shirt will arrive shortly.
Congrats Janet, and much deserved!
Congratulations, Tenured Professor Janet D. Stemwedel. NOW, as it is safe at last, can you tell us what you are REALLY thinking about;)
Congratulations! Now nothing stands in the way of your plans for world domination! : )
Congratulations! I'm sure it's well deserved. :D
Congrats! To quote one of the great philosophers of the late 20th century,
"Woo Hoo!" (H. Simpson)
Congratulations! You certainly deserve it, (tenured) Professor Stemwedel!
You are now officially a Deep Thought Thinker!
Hooray! Congratulations on this hard-earned honor!
So, where's the endowed chair? You aint nuttin' till you gots that endowed chair. :)
6.022 x 10^23 congrats
Aren't you supposed to eat your brain now?
The wisdom and warm fuzzies go all the way to 11.
Congrats on such a momentous accomplishment. Of course we all knew your service merited the award of tenure; the issue was whether or not you'd receive it. Glad to see an expected result. Nice as well to see the litany of accolades here, which is also--though not quite as--impressive.
Congratulations on the amazing accomplishment!!
Major congratulations! Welcome to the world of academic freedom where you can not only pursue novel, controversial lines of research, but you can call your chair a self-absorbed, know nothing jerk and get away with it.
Um, let's be original -
You did check that the envelope was addressed to you, didn't you? It could be embarrassing otherwise.
Janet, thats awesome! Can you get me a job now??
but seriously... I need a job... anyone?...
Late to the party, but let me add my congratulations as well.
I'm glad the good work you do here was part of that decision.
It's hardly imaginative, but congratulations nevertheless!
So nice to see one of the good guys win in real life.
What do the sprogs think? Do they get it?
Time to break out the tenure tiara!
That's fantastic! Congratulations. :)
Awesome! Unoriginal but nevertheless sincere congratulations!
Well done Janet!
Huzzah! Congratulations. What a lovely way to start the summer.
YAY!!! Primarily due to the Friday Sprog Blogs, right? I feel like someone on my own family just got tenure, so MAJOR LEAGUE CONGRATUALTIONS.
Congrats, coach Janet, er. Dr. Free-Ride!
late to the game, as I'm just catching up on my RSS now, so yippee and congrats! What a relief :-)
Hey, hey! Great news, and congrats!
As Archie Bunker would say, "Whoop dee doo, whoop dee doo!"
(Thought I'd give you an old school celebratory cheer since everyone else these days is using Homer Simpson's "Whoo-hoo!")