By: Jack Fisher
In a move that mirrors the student union, the University of Guelph has decided that only select professors will receive classroom space this semester.
Over the course of the last few years, Guelph has experienced an increase in students. With this increase came the expected scenario where space has become significantly limited.
The University of Guelph’s professional staff association in collaboration with the Room Booking Ghosts (RBG: those people who make sure the classrooms are booked properly) have decided that only some Professors will be using classrooms this year.
“I guess we’ll have to go outside.” – Prof. J Schacker
“For the rest of the semester” says the lead researcher of the RBG “Only one-third of our educators will have a classroom. They will have the rooms booked for 100% of everyday.” This negotiation will continue to be in effect until the end of the year in a trial and error basis.
Those professors who do not have space this year (roughly three quarters of them), will need to fend for themselves; asking for favours from other professors they know, or maybe booking class space in the UC.
Professor Jennifer Schacker, who no longer has a classroom in which to teach said “this is really upsetting, we thought that, as staff members, we would all be able to teach the students of this University. However, it seems like seniority has taken precedent over the necessity to actually teach the students.” Schacker added, “I guess we’ll have to go outside. Who knows what will happen when it starts to snow”
The Faculty association has considered asking the CSA for space in their new clubs hallway because at least they seem to have a mind for the greater good, because the RBG definitely doesn’t.