My Annotation to the Faculty Programme

This beautiful morning in 2009, I did something I had postponed for a while, constrained by a convenient reason: I moved and didn’t have enough room for all the books.

Although I am still a student (in a master’s degree program), I have already finished a long-term faculty (communication and public relations). And I have kept my manuals from the faculty period. Unfortunately, I think many of my colleagues have likely thrown away almost all of their manuals.

So I proceeded to make a careful selection… using a kitchen knife. As you can see, before trashing a third of the content of the books, I have made a picture to capture the moment.

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"Cu ce am ramas din facultate"


Now…you may notice that the pill from the left (the one I kept) is bigger than the pile from the right (the one I threw away). You may wonder how I made this decision. First of all, I would like to emphasize the concept of “not guilty until proven otherwise”, which I was talking about yesterday at Open Coffee to Viorel Spînu, Mihai Mafteianu, and Val Vlădescu.

So I asked myself going through the books: “was this ever helpful for me? As a practical utility, what is here?” and “Can this be helpful in the future?”. If the answer to any of these questions was “Yes, ” I kept it. Then I noticed what I had thrown away. I threw away the theoretical, abstract, complicated nonsense that I considered totally useless, although it may have a strategic appearance.

I noticed that the materials I threw away were usually written by the same people, who couldn’t find a different way of writing, a different style. As a college professor, the factual verification of the quality of your essay is done after college, if the students keep the classes or if they throw them away. So this is the moment when the actual value of a teacher is measured. If you teach in college, I dare you to ask your former students, how many have they kept your printed classes?

[later edit] Some of my faculty teachers commented on depicting a knife in this post. But, to quote Shakespeare: “I only intend to write about daggers, not to use them [on people]” :)

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