Call, Write, Email Washington State Legislators to give your opinion about a bill that would push aside adjunct faculty for full-time positions. Dedicated professors, who have taught for years at our community colleges would be replaced with higher paid tenure track professors. It seems that the legislators need to read George Orwell's distopia Animal Farm, where the hard-working horse is worked to death, and then sent out for glue by the pigs. It seems that our legislators are doing the same.
|2016 REGULAR SESSION|
|Jan 15||First reading, referred to Higher Education (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)|
|Jan 26||Public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)|
|Jan 29||Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)|
|Feb 3||Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)|
|Feb 5||Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)|
I Teach University Physics, But I’m on Government Assistance
by Andrew Robinson
Recently, I had a perfectly reasonable request from a student who wanted to review an exam from last term. I was unable to comply with this request because to do so would be to give my employer more of my time for free. As a dedicated teacher, I am extremely sad about this, because I would like to give my students the very best learning experience that I possibly can.