Inability to Attract Faculty to Attract Faculty Hurts Rural SchoolsApril 24, 2018 |
by Matt Krupnick
From a window in the Williston State College petroleum technology laboratory, in the heart of North Dakota’s oil country, Alberto Bellina can see a Halliburton oil complex tucked against snow-covered hills.
Bellina teaches at the college. But unfortunately for rural schools like Williston State, he’s looking at his future.
“Let’s face it: A guy who’s doing my job out in industry is probably making twice what I’m making here,” said Bellina, a former oil industry worker now teaching petroleum technology.