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Friday, July 3, 2015

Take My Idea, Please- Free Community College Program- (Professors) Part Two

I am back with Part Two of my brainstorm about establishing a Free Community College  Program in this country.This installment of the brainstorm will outline how we can find and compensate professors to teach the courses. I am by no means an expert on higher education administration. But, I know that some of the readers out there have the knowledge to refine these concepts into something workable.





I propose that we recruit grad students, adjuncts, experienced professors, and vocational experts to develop and teach classes in the Free Community College Program.

The grad students could teach in exchange of class credit and free room and board for a period up to 3 years including summers.  They would teach on a part-time  (3 classes) basis under the supervision of an experienced professor. Grad students could teach the entry level core classes.

Adjunct professors could teach in exchange of free room and board for a period of up to 5 years. Also, upon completing 3 years of teaching, they could have 25K of their student loans forgiven or apply 12K of it towards the debt of their spouse, child, or immediate family member. They have the option to teach up to 5 classes a semester which can be online or in person. Adjuncts are also free to teach at other institutions as their schedule permits. Adjunct professors could teach both entry level and mid level classes.

Experienced professors could teach in exchange of free room and board for a period of up to 7 years. They are eligible to receive up to 35K of federal government student loan debt forgiven or apply 12K of it towards the debt of their spouse, child, and/or immediate family member.

Vocational experts have at least 10 years of experience working in a particular field of study. These folks could develop and teach the apprenticeship programs which help the students get hands on training within their respective fields. I am not sure how to structure the compensation package  for the vocational experts.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Curvy New Reality

I am down 23 pounds from last year. I still have about 10 pounds to go. However, I have noticed that with each melting pound, my bust line appears exponentially larger. Back in my 30's, I was so happy to finally get some curves. Now, in my early 40's, I feel as though my body has gone from  curvy athlete straight to pin-up girl status. Which isn't terrible, but, it is definitely a huge difference for me.

I notice it the most when I am working out or trying on clothes. Fabrics cling a lot harder than they used to. I can recall a time when a wrap dress such as the one I am wearing the photo would hang in a way that emphasized my legs more than my bust.