Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Caroline Love The Faculty Senate discussed adjunct status at its March meeting. Facebook printThe Faculty Senate passed a motion creating a task force to address the status of adjunct faculty at TCU.The task force will review and gather information about status, types, compensation and other issues related to adjunct faculty.Multiple faculty senators, including associate math professor Loren Spice, said this motion is overdue and praised the initiative.Cello professor Jesús Castro-Balbi said the formation of the task force was “timely.”“It is also important when we’re looking at campus culture, our workforce,” cello professor Castro-Balbi said.Castro-Balbi noted adjuncts receive lower pay, no benefits, poor office space and resources despite being well-qualified. He also said they’re held to the same high standards full-time faculty have to meet, especially from the student point of view. They’re also ineligible for faculty awards.The task force will have about nine members. Ted Legatski, the Faculty Senate chair, said eight faculty members have already committed to participating: three professors, two associate professors, two associate professors of professional practice and one instructor.Legatski said the choice to not include any adjunct faculty on the task force was intentional.“We don’t want the task force to be interpreted in any way as being self-serving,” he said.Andrew Ledbetter, an associate professor of communication studies, said not having adjuncts on a committee about the status of adjuncts is counterintuitive. He compared it to having a committee on racial diversity without minority members.“It seems to me that one adjunct on the committee would not open the committee to accusations of bias,” Ledbetter said.According to Legatski, one of the committee members is a former adjunct. He also said adjuncts will provide the committee their input.Legatski said the committee will gather information from the entire campus community — not just adjuncts. The task force will report to the Faculty Senate executive committee and will report its findings by March 15, 2019. TAGSadjunct facultyfaculty Title IX advocate works to support TCU survivors of sexual assault ReddIt Caroline Love graduated from TCU’s journalism program in May 2019. During her senior year, she interned at KERA and C-SPAN in Washington D.C. If she’s not working on a story, she’s probably watching Friends. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Starting school in the ‘red zone’ + posts Previous articlePatterson ‘hurt’ by Listenbee lawsuit, looks forward to telling his side of the storyNext articleTCU falls to 3-4 after losing to Arizona State on Senior Day Caroline Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forum Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Department of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU students Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/ Linkedin Linkedin Caroline Lovehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-love/
– Jada Mohan inspires Marian – Academy to perfect recordREGARDED as the best female ‘baller’ in Guyana, Jada Mohan continues to impress as she led Marian Academy to a perfect record at the conclusion of the Round-Robin stage of this year’s Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) National Schools Basketball Festival.Playing at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Mohan, who is the leading scorer in the tournament, finished with 11 in her team’s 26 – 8 win over The Bishops’ High School.Mohan also had five rebounds and five steals in another sensational performance. Kelian Sauers (six points) along with Jahrier Young who had three points and nine rebounds, were the other contributors for Marian Academy.Demelza Nicholas scored three points and pulled in seven rebounds and along with Kesann Charles (four points, five rebounds) were the main contributors for Bishops’ High in a losing effort.President’s College Girls had another strong showing, as they dominated St Joseph High School 41 – 2.Saffiya Green had a monster game, scoring a game high 21 points and hauling in 13 rebounds. Her teammate Roshelle Campbell scored seven points and Analisa Barclay had five points and five boards.Shantel White scored the only two points for St Joseph.Meanwhile, in the boy’s edition of the tournament, Adult Education upset Bishops’ High School 36 – 18, behind David Douglas’ 12 points and five rebounds. He was supported by Terrence Adau (10) and Graig Harlequin (seven points, seven rebounds).Royden Glasgow had five points and five rebounds in the loss for Bishops’ High School.The National Schools Basketball Festival is sponsored by Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies Ltd and the National Sports Commission.