The union representing part-time faculty members at Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland, announced Monday that it had reached a tentative deal with the college on a first contract. Details are not being released pending final approval by the union's members and the college's trustees. But a statement from the union said that the deal would include a "modest" salary increase, higher limits on course loads for part timers, and measures that would improve job security. The contract would also create committees "to review, and formulate recommendations for addressing, pay inequity between full-time and part-time faculty for in-classroom instruction, as well as to explore health insurance options for part-time professors." The union is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.