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I was going to ask a question about graduation and I didn't find the tag I was looking for. I was thinking that an "events" tag would be useful for questions about different events that academics go to (e.g., graduation, new student invocation, thesis defenses, fund raising).

EDIT In response to aeismail's answer, I am thinking of questions more from the faculty side of these events and not the student side, although student side questions would also work. For example a question about etiquette when walking in the graduation procession as a member of faculty.

What do people think about an EVENTS tag with a description of

about what can be expected of and by attendees at different academic events including graduation, thesis defenses, and tenure review meetings.

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No. Looks like no action has been taken on this in 9 years, so I'll formalize it with an answer. We already have tags for graduation, defense, and workshop, so it's hard to see what value a catch-all tag like this would add.

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Perhaps "milestones" is a more appropriate tag than "events?" It's a better descriptor, at any rate. "Events" could imply conferences and other items, like seminars or training workshops.

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  • I am coming at these events from the other side. For example, the question I was thinking about is related to walking in the graduation procession as a member of staff and not as a student. For this type of question graduation is not a milestone, but rather an event that I have to attend. Questions about training workshop etiquette (e.g., dress code, use of phones, emailing) could fall under this tag. – StrongBad Aug 3 '12 at 14:04
  • Fair enough. Wasn't clear from the original context. Perhaps we need both tags at some point. . . . – aeismail Aug 3 '12 at 15:31
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    "rites-of-passage"? – JeffE Aug 3 '12 at 17:03

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