[Menvi-discuss] Meeting with Department Chair

Data data at papermusic.org
Sat Apr 14 11:16:04 EDT 2012

Frankly, this is a case where it doean's matter what the chair likes, it's his job. If the department chair doesn't respond, then you can go to the Dean of the college of Fine Arts, then the dean of the entire university, and then the board of regents. What you are experiencing is completely unacceptable!
-Andy English
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  -----Original Message-----
  From: menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org [mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org]On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
  Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:20 AM
  To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
  Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Meeting with Department Chair

  The chair of the music department hates setting up meetings and would rather talk things over email. I tried talking to him about the other teacher and how terrible and inaccessible the other teacher’s lecturing style was and he told me to both file a formal complaint with the complaints office and talk to the disability person.
  Other than that he blew me off.
  Now that it has become a legality issue I can do more, but I would like to see what she comes up with for Tuesday.

  Brandon Keith Biggs

  From: Dale Lieser 
  Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:47 AM
  To: 'This is for discussing music and braille literacy' 
  Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Meeting with Department Chair



  I have been thinking more about the meeting I suggest you set up with the chair. Remember, being calm and informative are two goals to keep in mind.


  The chair needs to know that the teacher, according to what you have said she said, is ill prepared, evidenced by last-minute, so-called planning.


  Think this through before you try it, but choose an obscure language, and ask the chair person if he/she speaks it. If the answer is, “no,” ask the leader to imagine receiving a worksheet in that language and being instructed to complete it.


  Then succinctly explain what would need to happen for you to get worksheets in a timely way and format in which you would be on equal footing with classmates.


  Recently I have had to resort to the obscure language perspective to make a point. It proved valuable in changing policy.




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