[Menvi-discuss] Meeting with Department Chair

Chris Smart csmart8 at cogeco.ca
Sat Apr 14 11:56:46 EDT 2012


Agreed. Stop being friendly; these people don't deserve it.

It's their job to accommodate you, not just 
something they should do out of the goodness of their hearts.

At 11:16 AM 4/14/2012, you wrote:
>
>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
><http://www.papermusic.org/>www.papermusic.org
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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
>
>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: <mailto:dale.lieser at gmail.com>Dale Lieser
>Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:47 AM
>To: <mailto:menvi-discuss at menvi.org>'This is for 
>discussing music and braille literacy'
>Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Meeting with Department Chair
>
>
>Brandon,
>
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>
>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>
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>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.
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>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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