The recently imposed faculty furloughs have generated a climate of uncertainty that I believe warrants an open campus discussion. Humboldt State’s designated closure days for instructional faculty are:
Friday, August 21
Friday, November 20
Saturday, December 19
Friday, January 15
Friday, March 12
Monday, May 17
We are all in the same boat. We are still suffering from the shock of having to manage a significant reduction in time (and pay). However, perhaps together we can develop constructive ways to move forward. We will have to find ways to continue to offer fine educational experiences for our students.
While there are a number of helpful documents posted on the Academic Personnel Services website (http://www.humboldt.edu/~aps/furloughs.html), faculty are still working out the specifics of how furlough days will impact instruction and courses. If you have developed a few ideas for coping with the impact of furloughs on your courses, please share them in this CELT blog by answering one or more of the questions below, as it will undoubtedly help other faculty as well.
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