Adjuncts

Adjunct faculty conference discussion focuses on right to strike

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At gathering of adjunct leaders, they are urged to strike for better pay and job security – regardless of whether the law permits them to do so.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

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Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.

 

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

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Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

Kaplan faculty union sparks new interest in for-profit unions for adjuncts

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Could a contract for some Kaplan faculty in New York be a precedent?

Part-time professors teach most community college students, report finds

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New report sheds light on the oft-ignored adjunctification of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.

Shared governance review at George Washington sheds light on faculty bullies, board chair says

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Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

Columbia criticized for not renewing long-term professors over their failure to pay for salaries with grants

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Faculty and graduate students say Columbia U. is forcing out respected longtime scholars because they aren't able to raise 80 percent of their salary costs in grants.

Some colleges consider changes in adjunct caps in wake of IRS guidance

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While some colleges are studying the possibility of restoring adjuncts' sections in the wake of guidance from the IRS, they aren't moving yet.

IRS guidance on health care law clarifies formula for counting adjunct hours

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Final IRS rules on employers' responsibility for health insurance requires colleges to credit adjuncts with 2.25 hours of work for each hour they teach; rules don't exempt student employees.

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