Teaching fellows take charge
Teaching fellows of the English department sent President Renu Khator, Interim Provost Paula Short Short, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean John Roberts and Chairman Wyman Herendeen a letter Monday addressing the lack-luster standards they work in.
The letter laid out their complaints in bulleted points and included their ideal solution.
“We have a set list of requests we feel are reasonable, given the living wage in Houston,” saidAllie Rowbottom, doctoral candidate in creative writing and literature. “We are looking for a conversation with the administration.”
In the letter, the fellowship requested that their salary be raised to $19,213, the living wage in Houston, a full remission of fees that adds up to $1,685.70, and the $766.71 in student insurance expenses to be covered by the University.
The letter can be found at ipetitions.com/petition/uhenglishgrad
TFs UNITE meets Monday at 5:30 in the Graduate Lounge with updates and information about the next steps they plan to take.