I am a full time faculty member with the legal studies department here at UMUC. I had been the Director of the UMUC Legal Studies department for a number of years but switched to full time teaching faculty last year since teaching is what I truly love to do. I have taught courses in both classroom based and distance education formats. I have also developed online courses for UMUC.
Having been with UMUC since 1984, I have a strong sense of the evolution and growth of faculty status and involvement. I am impressed with the present status but am the sort of person who will ask: can we be doing more? are there other ways for our input to be had? are there more effective ways to receive input from our adjuncts? I strongly believe in active participation and believe that as the heart of our University, our faculty voice must always be an effective presence. I would be one to both appreciate and be willing to tweak the status quo.