Adjuncts

National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions

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With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

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Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

Arizona State tells non-tenure-track writing instructors to teach an extra course each semester

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Arizona State tells non-tenure-track English instructors to shift from 4-4 to 5-5 course load, without increase in compensation and in violation of professional codes on how many writing students one can effectively teach.

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

U. Illinois board receives report recommending reappointment of ex-convict

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A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?

 

Recent legal cases point to link between anti-adjunct bias and age bias

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Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

Mills College adjuncts protest changes that were instituted shortly after a union vote

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Mills College adjuncts, fresh from winning a union vote, protest job eliminations and program changes that seemed to kick in just as collective bargaining was won.

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.

 

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