I’ve worked as a contract faculty member for 20 years. I currently teach as many as ten courses a year at up to three different locations. I love my job because it allows me to bring about positive change in the world through my students. I’ll never forget when some of my students met with a wrongfully convicted prisoner after I told her story. I’m extremely proud of the time I received a teaching award.
If contract professors became full-time faculty, we could offer so much more to universities, students and Canadian research. As a full-time faculty member, I would have more time to interact with my students. It would also mean that I would the time to conduct research. On a more personal level, I would have the opportunity to adopt a child from the foster care system.