My name is Mia McIver. I’m in my tenth year of short-term contracts teaching UC students. Clearly UC admin needs my expertise and experience, but they won’t hire me for longer than a year at a time. This spring, I’ve worked hundreds of extra unpaid hours to convert my classes online because abandoning my students was not an option. Now UC admin is abandoning teaching faculty, cutting thousands of us loose even though fall enrollments will likely be higher than usual. I’m calling on UC admin to truly value and respect education by making it a budget priority. Rehire teaching faculty now!