adam1 wrote: EvelynS wrote:
curiouscat wrote:Oh, wow. I don't know guys, but if they knew they were going to have to switch their admissions dean midway through the year, it kind of would have made sense to pick a new dean who wasn't already, like, eight months pregnant. I'm all in favour of more babies, but all these transitions are a little unfair for those of us that have deadlines at other schools to keep in mind.
I agree. HLS had plenty of time to find someone to cover for both of them.
Totes agree. your deadlines>>>>>>someone getting a fair shot at a job they deserve
Hahaha, ok, that post came out more aggressively than I meant it. That must be the stress of waiting finally kicking in. It's just that this is a pretty time-sensitive process, and people are going to need to start making final decisions and concrete plans soon. It's the sort of thing where multiple transitions throughout the year are not ideal, and if it's possible, it makes sense to plan things out so that there's some continuity - like maybe have an interim admissions dean who's going to oversee the process throughout the year (and then the new dean comes in officially at the end of cycle) rather than moving things from one hand to another over several months. Or something.
Anyways, I'm sure HLS has the continuity thing under control even though the official head keeps switching. My post wasn't really an attempt to make a serious comment on how I think things should be done or are being done - it was more a stressed-out, frustrated outburst of the whiny "I can't anymore!" variety. You probably know the feeling.