We've been blessed in our English department to have had a wonderful department chair. He is patient, understanding, supportive, easy to get along with, and has a good sense of humor. For some reason, not fully understandable to many faculty members, he has been asked to step down, and a new person will be chosen to take his place.
There are two great candidates who are in line for this position. Today was the day this was to be discussed openly with the FULL TIME English faculty and the administration in a closed meeting. It has certainly been discussed in hushed tones for the past few weeks, since we heard that we would have to get a new department chair. Today, I vowed to put my glass up to the door and listen to what was being discussed. I am part time faculty member and was not to be included in the discussion. But I opted not to listen in, and to wait until tomorrow to hear what happened.
I have my druthers of a choice of the two, but either candidate would be a good choice. Here's hoping we can survive this very important change. And good luck to the one who gets the job. Both candidates are women, so she has a big set of shoes to fill!