Saturday, September 13, 2014
What About Teaching Just For the Love Of It?
It's been almost a month since classes started at Virginia State University, but one professor tells 8News, he still has not been paid. The professor alleges other professors are refusing to teach, leaving some students without instructors for some period of time.
"If this is your only source of income, and you are driving back and forth for the services of the kids and you are not being paid, it really isn't that good and you can't take that attitude into the classroom," says the professor who did not want to be identified because he still works at the university.
A university spokesperson acknowledges there are some problems that the school is addressing at this moment. The university says it is working to hire qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions. In the meantime, assistant/associate professors are teaching classes.