Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Grade for yourself 

What grade should we give for President Saigo's speech? Read it for yourself. One key performance indicator: Word count for "Multicultural Understanding and Social Justice" -- 681; word count for "Scholarship" -- 86. And I swear, if I had a nickel for every time an administrator said "each of us is like a thread in a tapestry", I could balance the department budget. I thought I was going to gouge out my eyes.

And the integrated PowerPoint slides? Awful. I've been meaning to write about Edward Tufte's rip of PowerPoint that is on every blog in the land. I'll do that after dinner.