Then, two hours before your small class was to start, and 30 minutes before you were to go teach large lecture course, you receive an email notifying you that small course was cancelled.
No warning. Now, you must scramble to find another course or your pay will be cut. Due to the economy, you haven't had a raise in 5 years. A pay cut would be dire. No union representation.
Q: What would you do?
I am Full-time. We have to have a certain amount of classes or we are not paid full salary. I teach in a specialized field, and so, I cannot easily steal a class from an adjunct. There is no such opportunity. Indeed, I do not receive course release time for any extra-curricular work with students, which I do as part of my job description.
Perhaps, my question is : what does one do about an administration that feels it is okay to cancel a course 2 hours before its start time, and not to discuss this with the faculty member, but just sends them an E-mail? What if I had not been in my office but already in class or on my way?