At the end of the tour he takes me to a meeting with students, which goes very well, but does not include any members of the search committee. William looks horrified, as does Dolores, as the first soldier chokes Logan against the stagecoach. And by now I am used to them talking to each other as if I am not there, so they do and I walk a bit behind them.
Logan finds William on the main street of Sweetwater. Final meeting with Dean: meeting with the Dean I am again grilled about my religion, couched in concern for whether or not I will be a good fit at a school that is "so student-centered, devoted to teaching excellence, and oh-by-the-way Christian.
I know that you think you have a handle on what this is gonna be.
This led to the administration placing the department into a receivership with a dean-appointed interim head for two years, to end with a new chair from a national search. He tells me we are late for lunch and we start rushing across campus. I can see how, in large scale, this tech can overcome biases in hiring, but it can also introduce new biases.
Don't be duped by the niceness and fancy buildings. He shows them a memory of the last time Logan and James Delos spoke, six months before Logan's death from overdose, where Logan pleaded his father for help but was denied.
Administration has responded primarily by denigrating those who object to the proposal--and in some cases there has been direct retaliation.
If a certain number of students fail your class even though you are using the ridiculously easy grading rubrics you literally have to submit nothing for 10 weeks to fail you get an email and then a phone call from the dean. They appear to be refashioning themselves as a much less political Public Admin department only.
Also - talk to the people in the town about living in Upland.