I am a Professor. I work at Conestoga College in the School of Business
What would job security and better working conditions mean to you?
Less stress, basically, peace of mind.
Why do you love your job?
Being able to pass on thorough and practical learning applications to help a student understand how textbook theory is applied.
What are the challenges you face in your work?
One comes to light this week. I spent many unpaid hours getting my courses ready for the beginning of class next week. I do not mind doing this, I love the preparation work. Yet, it would be much more acceptable if I was being paid for a full 12 hours on my partial –load contract to make up for my unpaid preparation time before my contract starts. Instead I receive pay only for my in--class teaching hours. This is a job for me, not a hobby.