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Author’s Note: This column contains extremely offensive language. Keep it away from small children. Come to think of it, you should keep it away from large ones, too.
As a professor, I am asked to complete a lot of surveys. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a university administrator asking me to participate in yet another survey. The request began as follows:
As part of an ongoing review, the Office of Internal Audit is gathering information on how UNCW employees use UNCW’s policies and the UNCW Faculty Handbook. You have been randomly selected to complete a survey about policies and the Faculty Handbook. Numerous individuals in each category of employment are being asked to complete the survey, and you have the option of answering anonymously. At the conclusion of Internal Audit’s review, summarized answers will be shared with management to aid management in improving UNCW’s policy process...