Inquiring minds want to know!
Reading other folks blogs… yes and no.
Dr. Virago and the post-tenure slump. I’ve experienced these slumps at many stages of my career so this is one I will probably have to look out for.
This one’s depressing and tantalizing at the same time. I LIKE going to the big conferences precisely because it forces me to stretch my mind and my ambitions and be around people who are more awesome than I am. At the same time, it does remind me of how much I haven’t done. I would not be happy knowing I was avoiding conferences because I did not feel good enough.
We can hope that tenure provides peace and new meaning, like with reassigned time. Hard work without worry because of the security. Direction because we have proof we are valued.
This wiki says that there’s more service. That’s definitely true. But it also says that tenured folks are expected to take on more active teaching than untenured folks, which is total BS.
What have your experiences been, oh wise ones?