Congrats to our own Faculty of the Year Award Winner Renard Harris!
April 3, 2009
March 26, 2009
Retired faculty members have often continued to enrich our campus with their presence in various ways, most particularly, in the classroom through continuing to teach after their retirement.
We have been asked on more than one occasion to allow retired faculty to teach more than 2 courses. Unfortunately, our adjunct budget cannot cover paying retired faculty 7.5% of their last 9 month salary for more than 2 courses. In fact, not all retired faculty who have asked for teaching can be accommodated under the current adjunct budget and policy of limiting retired faculty to 2 courses.
We have tried to provide chairs and retired faculty with more flexibility for the coming academic year. Chairs and deans who have been unable to hire retired faculty to teach for budgetary reasons may work with a retired faculty member to determine compensation for each of the first two courses taught at an amount between $3750 for a retired tenured faculty member ($3000 for a retired Instructor) and 7.5% of the last base salary. We will allow a retired faculty member to teach more than 2 courses, but we must limit the compensation received for courses taught beyond the first two to the standard adjunct rate.
This salary arrangement does not guarantee teaching to any particular retired faculty member; the department chair and dean must determine that the proposed teaching meets curricular and other needs of the department.
March 25, 2009
This is the season of grading papers for us, writing papers for our students. I was surprised to find, a few semesters ago, that many of my students were not able to recognize the difference in paraphrasing and plagiarism. So, I located a few really good websites and a couple of documents that have examples of both and explain just what plagiarism really is. You are welcome to share these with your students. See the 4 links below.