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Good news at last

I suppose when the Dean of the college writes to personally congratulate me on achieving tenure, that makes it official?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D



It's been a pretty sure thing since December, when the college voted on it and sent it up to the provost, and it's been an almost entirely sure thing since April, when I was invited to a job interview at a really good university, and the head of my department was able to find out for me that I was going to get approved for tenure here, and then it passed the provost's office in May anyway. (My university was also willing to give me a nice raise and a bribe retention bonus if I promised not to go on the interview, which I thought was weird, so I went on the interview anyway even though I will now get neither the raise nor the bonus. Nor the job, since they preferred someone else, but I don't think I really want to move to State College right now anyway.)

It still hasn't been rubber-stamped by the Board of Trustees, but like I said, if the Dean's willing to congratulate me on it, I figure it's worth a public announcement. Which is such effing good timing, because with three major article and/or proposal rejections in the past month, I have been feeling pretty damn incompetent around here.

But now they have to keep me anyway. :D


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dugindeep
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
YAY!

But boo for missing out on the raise and bonus :-\
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
INDEED!

Is that the kind of thing that would happen in the "real world"? Receiving a raise and a bonus not to go on an interview?
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fiercelynormal
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic, congratulations!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
harrigan
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
\o/ You know you've earned it! \o/
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
At some point I might convince myself of that.
raeschae
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
GO YOU!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
:DDDD
novakev
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's fantastic news. Congratulations!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Thank you!
jesseofthenorth
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Not much room for doubt if you have the Dean`s congratulations!
Awesome news!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
I figure they won't take it back now. ;) Thanks!
aleo_70
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Whoo-hoo!

Congratulations.
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
kasman
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
That's awesome :)
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
deirdre_c
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you!!! \o/
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! \o/
jennk528
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Congrats! My sister is a prof, and I can't believe all the hoops she had to go through! CRAZY!

So good for you! That is BRILLIANT!

(Incidentally, when I read the first line of your post, I didn't see "the Dean" I just saw "Dean" and wondered when Dean had gone to college....)
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's pretty crazy, but then it's a pretty big reward.

Heh, I wondered if anyone was going to misread that...
greeneyes_fan
Jun. 30th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Go you! (One more year or so for me...)
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Best of luck to you! *fingers crossed*
katsheswims
Jun. 30th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Thank you!
cerisereve
Jun. 30th, 2012 06:13 am (UTC)
Yay and congratulations! On a scale of 1 to 10 how good does it feel? =)
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It's weird...it's such an anti-climactic process that at this point, it's like, yeah, okay, yay. But I can already tell that I feel more confident about speaking up and being taken seriously, even if that's all in my head. So probably an 8. :)
akadougal
Jun. 30th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
Yay! Go you!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Thanks!
mistyzeo
Jun. 30th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
yaaaay!
zubeneschamali
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
*kermit!flail*
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