I loved my time at the University of Guelph and Kansas State University – to a point.
At KState, I met my wife, Amy, we have a daughter, and I was made full professor.
But I know, at both institutions, the people around me thought I was a freak, and when I moved to Brisbane to support Amy, the salary became attractive so I was unceremoniously fired.
KState now brags about its virtual campus, but they couldn’t handle me doing more work than others, electronically.
Gotta be there to meet and greet, because if you follow KState president Kirk Schulz’s blog, that’s all he does to bring in the bucks.
Amy and I both got this message in the past week:
“Your K-State eID will lose access as of (December 03, 2014) to your K-State email account. That resource is intended solely for use by K-State faculty, staff, students, and sponsored users. This action is being taken because K-State records indicate you are not a currently enrolled student or a current employee. You will retain access to your eProfile, K-State Online, any student records in iSIS, and any personnel records in HRIS as long as you keep your eID active.”
Don’t expect a donation to the alumni fund. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m in Japan this week (right, not exactly as shown) which could be a great opportunity to promote KState, but, narrow vision doesn’t go far, no matter how much it’s dressed up by PR flunkies.