[Menvi-discuss] Meeting with Department Chair

Bettie Downing bnbdowning70 at embarqmail.com
Sat Apr 14 11:40:28 EDT 2012


You should not say anything derogatory about the teacher.  It becomes emotional and the chair cannot deal with emotions.  It needs to be more practical and factual.



On Apr 14, 2012, at 9:20 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

> Hello,
> 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.
> Thanks,
>  
> 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
>  
> Brandon,
>  
> 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.
>  
> Dale
>  
> 
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