I went to meet with Jason and salmon at the faculty club tonight. What fun. Fish&Nun enterprises begins! While there I accidentally ran into Barbara Todd and Jennifer Morey (the imfamous pair!), and I unloaded a bit about some of the stuff I’m considering vis-a-vis school. First off, she thinks I’m writing off the department too fast. She might be right. She was very supportive of the ideas i have, though, and thinks I’m actually thinking in the right direction for getting a job in the future. She’s thinking rather differently than Mark is, Mark being one of the few colleagues I have in the department. She thinks the admin would be more favourable to this kind of tech project than we might think. She offered to sit in with me in a meeting with the head of the department. So that’s just great. She’s also very supportive of my thought to move over into OISE…she agreed that they would accept this project point blank, where the department would require more teasing. I mentioned that to me the ideal situation would be to do the degree jointly, and she seemed to think there might be room to try something like that. She says she’s going to start pushing the department to hire someone who’s got the word ‘pedagogy’ in her/his job description. She thinks most departments in the country are going to have to start thinking that way shortly, so it looks like I’m actually well placed to be taking a step like this. Now it seems just a matter of figuring out how to bring some historians over to help me with my project and keep them on the committee…doesn’t *sound* like too big a deal. Thank god for Barbara Todd. What a great day.