Kudos to the UNC Retired Faculty Association. At their monthly meeting in February, the group of retired professors went on record offering to teach classes, supervise grant writing and perform other duties – all without pay. What prompted the generosity? Members said they wanted to do their part to ensure state budget cuts didn’t adversely impact the educational experience of students.
You’d think UNC would be dying to get the services of talented faculty – especially when the price is right. But – as usual — there are hurdles to clear. Input from faculty and accrediting agencies is still needed and competencies are also a consideration. Still let's hope UNC can find a way to use the services of such talented people. Then, let's give three cheers for these retired faculty and their commitment toward helping students and institutions in time of need.