Adjuncts

Governors State U relies on full-time professors to teach all freshmen

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Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only.

Paper argues that adjuncts' push for better pay and working conditions is prohibitively expensive and would cost jobs

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New paper argues that colleges can't afford to improve the pay and working conditions of those off the tenure track. Activists slam the analysis.

Hashtag unites adjuncts and tenure-line professors over work-life balance and other issues

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Adjuncts and tenure-line faculty members unite on Twitter under #realacademicbios to pull back the curtain on their emotional lives. 

Does the new crop of first adjunct union contracts include meaningful gains?

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Northeastern is latest university where first contract with adjunct union has included substantial salary increases and other key benefits -- such as payments for classes that colleges cancel.

Non-tenure-track faculty advocates oppose proposed changes to NEASC standards

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New England accreditor says it's trying to update its standards, but many adjunct activists fear changes would undercut efforts to protect those off the tenure track.

Northwestern U's arts and sciences college updates titles for teaching faculty and offers path to promotion

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Northwestern's arts and sciences college offered new titles and clearer paths to promotion -- but no tenure or additional pay -- to teaching-track professors. Faculty members say it's a model that works.

Faculty at Eastern Illinois University delays pay raise to save adjunct positions

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At Eastern Illinois, a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors agrees to extend a contract and put off a raise to save the positions of 29 people who teach off the tenure track.

Adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern see cuts as full-time professors get increases

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Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjuncts' concerns about having enough savings in retirement

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TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjunct faculty members' concerns about having enough savings to retire. Experts say the situation for most adjuncts is even more dire.

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal

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Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

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