Friday, August 21, 2009

New business cards

My new promotion was announced in May but not effective until Thursday. Yesterday, I went ahead and ordered new business cards:

Joel West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

College of Business
One Washington Square
San José, California 95192-0070

Of course, I’m pleased to get the promotion — and also a little relieved, given the paperwork required (two 5" binders). The only downside is that unless I become an administrator of some sort, this is the last promotion I’ll ever see in the CSU system.

This calls to mind the old joke:
  • In academia, they motivate with both the carrot and the stick.
  • When you get tenure, they take away the stick.
  • When you make full professor, they take away the carrot.

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