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If I Ran the Campus

July 23, 2008

If I ran the campus
I’d start out anew
I’d make a few changes
That’s just what I’d do

Here’s a simple suggestion
(Avoiding all fads)
I’d have some professors
Who teach undergrads

I hear you all snicker
I hear you all scoff
But I’ve got to believe
That many a prof
Would thrill to be meeting
A freshman or soph

TAs are beloved
They’re always the rage
Because they all work
For a minimum wage
(But do students want teachers
Who are just their own age?)

Remedial classes
I’m sure is a must
For teachers who give
Only A or A-plus

They really must practice
At home, if they please,
Traumatically giving
Some Bs and some Cs

There’s another idea
I can bring to fruition
I know how to cut
The cost of tuition

I really don’t care
Whose waters this muddies,
This could irritate
The fuddies and duddies
But I’d cancel all courses
Whose names end in “studies.”

That’s just a start
I’ll do better than that
My curriculum changes
Will cut out the fat

No courses on Buffy
The Vampire Slayer
Or Batman and Robin
Who cares which is gayer?

No bongo or bingo
(Remember I said it)
No study of Yoda
No sex acts for credit

No Star Trek theology
No Matrix psychology
No queer musicology
I give no apology

If I ran the campus
I’d start out anew
I’d make a few changes
That’s just what I’d do

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