There are department faculty meetings, and there are division faculty meetings, and there are school meetings for all employees. Author Thomas Hoerr discusses these meetings by asking What If Faculty Meetings Were Voluntary? in his December 2 edweek.org piece. I enjoyed reading his five myths and how he addresses each. Here are the five:
Myth No.1. Faculty meetings are good times to share information.
Myth No. 2. Faculty meetings belong to administrators.
Myth No. 3. Faculty meetings are times for administrators to be in charge.
Myth No. 4. Faculty meetings should focus only on content.
Myth No. 5. Faculty meetings are serious, and a smile means we’re not being productive.