Thurman Speaks About the MCCCD Faculty Not Getting a Step

The intranet at SCC has gone goofy with faculty complaining about our raises. Wow... a few years ago I was suggesting we should return one step to stunt tuition rate increases. Upon reflection, this idea would have probably gotten me fired. It is easy for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) to get rid of people they don't want. I could be easily fired and my legal options would be almost zero to do anything about it. I'd sue the MCCCD, but it would be a losing effort (the biggest loss being in units of time and the secondary loss being financially).

Why was Prop. 301 money spent to build a cluster that has done zero computing for the last few years?

I'd like the MCCCD to ask me this question because that would enable to answer the question and I can tell you the answer makes the MCCCD look like the 20th century institution that it is.

One example: I have had zero faculty speak to me about 21st century computing (i.e. high-performance/productivity computing, 21st Informatics and computational thinking).

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 April 2007