“As part of the budget plan, professors will be required to teach four courses in the spring semester and four courses in the fall semester.
“On this new 4-4 plan some of us would go from teaching nine (credit) hours a semester to 12 hours a semester and as a result, we would be paid the same small amount,” [Associate Professor of Physics William] Brown said.
“If you do the math it turns out that we would be getting a 25 percent pay reduction.”
Brown said the school’s managers, who he said were responsible for the budget crisis, are not taking pay cuts.
“I don’t know why we as faculty members and teachers, who have had no part whatsoever in this financial problem, why we should have to pay the primary price,” Brown said.”
- Anthony A. Mestas, “Prof takes aim at staff managers,” Pueblo Chieftain, February 16, 2014.