I have 2 instructors who have expressed interest in teaching the same format but wasn’t able to provide more spots. I just had 1 opening and asked if either wanted the spot. Now I am getting non-committal responses. Things like “Is ‘so & so’ going to be interested in alternating or do you need me every class?” or responding with interest but only if they can adjust the schedule.
Should I just forgo the whole mess and tell them as they could not provide a definite answer then I am not going to offer the class? Do I say I will let them share the class but they need to make sure it is always covered?
I am new to my role so am still laying the foundation and this is one those really difficult moments that is not black and white for me.
If it was a class that I felt would do well enough to offer, I would run an ad for an instructor locally. I would tell the 2 instructors that they could commit to taking the class within 2 days. If they don’t and you find someone else, you are done. If I didn’t get someone right away, I would run the ad a little longer (two to three weeks).