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The math folks in our center feel adamant about adding teaching to their
job description.  They would like to teach one math class per semester.  We
are all staff.  I agree with their proposal and wanted to do the same
myself, in my own area.  My proposal was turned down, as theirs was.  The
reasons given were that 1) there was not a faculty shortage, and 2) there
was no precedent and the staff/faculty status can't be mixed.  (The second
reason was odd, since I myself have taught and one full-time faculty does
work a few hours per week in the center--and loves it.)

I believe that teaching and working at the math center is good for
everyone.  When it has been done, the faculty member's students come in for
help more than any other group of math students. Best of all, the math
specialist feels enriched by the classroom teaching experience and gains
insights into problems students are having.  I know that a lot of learning
centers are staffed by faculty members and that others both teach and work
at the center.  Does anyone have any ideas as to how to sell such a
proposal and how you've done it yourself?