November 02, 2003

Weekly IA Award

Weekly? Well, give or take a month or so. Once upon a time it was weekly, and the awards committee promises that it will be so again.

But before we return to our original prize-giving schedule, I'm afraid we're going to have to establish some ethical guidelines. I'll be issuing a detailed document in the next week or so, but for the moment let me just say:

Enough with the "party" invitations! those thinly veiled lobbying attempts described as "cocktails and canapes with just a few of my closest friends." People. Please. I don't care if Brad and Jennifer will be there. This much-coveted award cannot be bought (no, not any amount of cash outright, nor with any sort of downpayment promising future fame and fortune and an endless series of dissipations). The IA Award is nothing more and nothing less than a frank recognition, and a faithful reflection of pure, unadulterated merit.

This week's Invisible Adjunct Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (No Cash, Just Glory) goes to J.V.C. for a comment posted to "A Happy Academic Responds to My Blog." While the whole comment is worth reading, it is this line that stuck in my mind (and thus earned J.V.C. the prize):

Quite simply, the field does not know itself.

For once, I have nothing to add.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at November 2, 2003 03:10 PM

Woohoo! At last, a prize equal to the raise I got as an adjunct this semester. :)

Posted by: J.V.C. at November 3, 2003 02:00 AM

Don't forget to add this award to your CV. :)

Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at November 3, 2003 10:35 AM