Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sorry for the lengthy absence but I had rotator cuff surgery and they filed down a bone spur while they were at it. Word on the street claims the University is at a standstill in terms of approving new or replacement hires. On the one hand this saves money; while on the other hand it doesn't do much to help our students. If the University wishes to continue its upward "surge" in enrollment, then students taking courses in their major field of study are going to require more than part-time instructors. The more part-timers you have the more difficult it becomes to control the curriculum and the overall pattern of instruction. This is not meant as a slam on all part-time instructors but students need full-time faculty for mentoring and career advising.