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Skipping multiple classes/meetings for flyouts?

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In the comments section of our newest "how can we help you?" thread, Anon raises an interesting question: [W]hat if a TT faculty member has multiple interviews and cannot make very important meetings/events on campus one is expected to attend, and must cancel multiple classes for fly outs? I know there has been some discussion about how to handle missing a class here and there, etc., but what if using those strategies will *still* make the person look like the worst colleague ever, given how many times they will have to be used? I honestly don't know what the answer is. Suppose one gets quite a few fly-outs, and it would require you to miss a fairly sizable number of classes and otherwise mandatory meetings? I was fortunate to never face this issue (despite having a fair number of on-campus visits), as I only had a two-day-per-week teaching schedule and pretty low administrative requirements while I was on the market as a VAP. What should one do if one finds oneself in. . .

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