To what extent should an adjunct be involved in their school’s extracurricular activities?
I always want to do graduation, but I’m not voluntarily putting on a cap and gown in 112 degree heat in May and sitting outside. Ouch. Sorry. They have to pay me for that.
However, I have decided this semester that, as much as my schedule of classes on different campuses allows, I am going to be involved on campus, particularly with professional development.
So, I went to the meeting today, didn’t enjoy the mixer at the beginning (made me feel stupid, never fun), but got some good ideas.
I don’t remember how often these happen, but I am so looking forward to doing them. I like learning.
Who knows? Maybe being involved will make a difference in hiring. (I doubt it, but maybe.)