My cousin works in a charter university in one of the southern states of the country.
The university has been around for about 50 years and our cousin has been teaching for about 12 years now. However, recently she was promoted to assistant principal, and it has been a roller coaster of emotions ever since. While she likes her work, it does come with its set of challenges, which is to be expected being in a university system. If it’s not the kids doing something wrong, it’s the faculty complaining about the kids doing something wrong. They will complain about other things that they are not pleased with, which include wages, hours, and testing, just to name a few. However, she hears a lot during her day, and she has been reading to focus only on the things that she can instantaneously change. Last week when the heating, ventilation and A/C went down in the middle of a cold front, of course she heard the complaints from almost everyone. After the principal realized that the commercial heating, ventilation and A/C company wouldn’t be able to service the issue instantly, they closed the university down for the day. This was the best decision because it wouldn’t be comfortable for the students or faculty to stand inside freezing classrooms. The students wouldn’t be able to focus, which would perhaps frustrate the instructors even more. It is so important to have a nice working heating, ventilation and A/C unit inside our universities. It helps to regulate the temperature in the classrooms so that they are comfortable environments for reading for both the students and the faculty.