Academic milestones

December 21, 2007

I was just informed by Dean Waterman that my promotion to Professor Step VI has been approved by the Committee on Academic Personnel and by the Chancellor. This is a career review step and one that indicates that the professor has a national and/or international reputation. This step carries with it a few extra words: “Professor with great distinction.”

Having been hired in 1983 as a Visiting Lecturer for a 2-year appointment, I feel happy to have patiently traversed the academic ladder to Step Vi. There are still steps VII, VIII, and IX but VI is the hardest one. This procedure took about a year to happen. Whew!

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Brad Wood December 21, 2007 at 3:53 pm

FAN-foooocking-Tastic Roger!!!

I confess I was concerned when I didn’t hear any mention of this for a while. As you know, this review probably solicited the judgments of some characters who had to swallow hard to overcome their echt-academic musical prejudices. As has been remarked* recently about Boulez for example, he is smiling and affable these days, but has never abandoned his agenda about the future of music (or at least any music he views as worthy of consideration).

*(I paraphrase here with undoubtedly wild inaccuracies but I hope preserving the gist).

Lisa Hirsch December 22, 2007 at 11:28 am

Great news!

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