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mleok
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« Reply #75 on: January 02, 2017, 6:19:58 pm »

???

They've done nothing, of course. But they're not the OP's problem anymore. Its like when faculty go on strike. Hurting the students is the goddam point - its the only think that makes the University take any notice.

As the wise man once said, "Deserve's got nothing to do with it".

I don't think a strike is the appropriate analogy, in the case of a strike, the discomfort inflicted on the students are presumably a means towards an end, so as to convince students and parents to exert their influence on the administration to pressure them to negotiate with the people striking. In this case, unless the goal is to reverse the tenure denial, otherwise hurting the students in this instance is just gratuitous.

In any case, at least in a strike, you're not being paid, so it is somewhat reasonable to withhold your service. In this case, the appropriate analogy is an adjunct position, you don't owe them any debt of loyalty, but you still need to do the job that you're contracted to do.
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« Reply #76 on: January 02, 2017, 7:58:48 pm »

A work to rule campaign would be the better analogy, which is closed to what most people are suggesting and I think is appropriate. The OP should fulfill their contractual duties, but no more. This will negatively impact the students to some degree, but they will be ok. 
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larryc
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« Reply #77 on: January 03, 2017, 5:38:11 pm »

There are no others who can help to teach the courses because we are short of staff. Everyone is having overload except me. The senior just fired two adjunct faculty recently so we are stuck with all these courses.

You are no longer part of that "we." Stop using that word, it is confusing your thinking. Your colleagues are now "They." And they have a problem, but it is not your problem.
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mozman
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« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2017, 6:41:31 pm »

There are no others who can help to teach the courses because we are short of staff. Everyone is having overload except me. The senior just fired two adjunct faculty recently so we are stuck with all these courses.

You are no longer part of that "we." Stop using that word, it is confusing your thinking. Your colleagues are now "They." And they have a problem, but it is not your problem.

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Wise advice from larry, as always!
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ismh2534
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« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2017, 12:57:19 pm »

Thanks for sharing your pearl of wisdom.

I just found out that I have lost the motivation to teach in this semester. I still love teaching but not now.....

I need to focus on my campus visit this week.

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