May 10, 2005
Prof. Danny Cabulay
Dean - IABF
Far Eastern University
Dear Prof. Cabulay,
Good day. I am tendering my resignation from being the program coordinator of our institute's B.S. Accountancy program, effective at the end of Summer 2005.
I have spent the past month thinking a lot about this. While I have always been passionate about my teaching, sadly I can not say the same thing when doing the administrative work that comes with being a coordinator. A lot of times, I found myself asking the relevance of the tasks I am performing. While I can appreciate these tasks on an intellectual level, I found myself questioning its importance when viewed from a bigger picture. Also, I often found myself questioning more and more the managerial policies of the university, which, as an academic manager, I am expected to support and implement. I really feel that my lack of heart in my current job as coordinator would eventually be a deterrent to achieving FEU's organizational goals. I am still very willing to serve the university as a teacher, as a student organization adviser, as a coach, as a researcher or as a chairperson of a committee, but I do not see any future in being an academic manager.
I am now at a crossroads when it comes to my career. While I found my vocation in teaching, I have never really been comfortable in the field of business as I am more interested in the field of social sciences. By the second semester this coming schoolyear, I would be taking a big step towards that direction as I would hopefully be starting my pursuit for a PhD in Sociology. I am also planning to go back to playing again with my band, in pursuit of an advocacy I have been involved in since 1996. Pursuing these interests would take a lot of my time, and while I could still see myself being able to continue teaching while doing this, the same can not be said for performing adminstrative activities.
You once told me that you would respect the decision that I would make when it comes to my career choices. I hope that you would respect and accept this decision and try not to talk me out of it. Thank you.
Prof. Erwin Rafael