Pay your workers.
They work nine hours, they get paid nine hours.
They work twelve hours, they get paid twelve hours.
No one has ever worked three hours in a three credit course.
Remember . . .
Contractual obligations create transparency.
Transparency prevents distrust.
Distrust provokes suffering and miscommunication.
Suffering and miscommunication result in more brokenness.
We can only heal when our mission is fulfilled — the students need us, we need us, this is an important moment for the country.
We have the solution to the economic crisis; River Valley Community College was the test site of an amazing collaboration between industry and education:
Once we heal, we can create the conditions for abundance not austerity.
Once we listen to each other, we can think like educators, not legislators.
From abundance, we will meet our student-centered missions.
From community, we will grow as life-learners.
From renewal, we will solve this problem and look back saying, I wish we’d arrived here sooner.
This feels right.
This applies the best of what we do.
This is the best of who we are.
End the contact hour lie.
-Migrant Intellectual (aka Dr. Robert Craig Baum)