Adjuncts

House Committee Report Highlights Plight of Adjunct Professors

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A new report on the impact of adjunct labor marks a new level of interest in Washington about the changing nature of the higher education workforce.

Adjunct professor challenges mid-semester dismissal from a community college

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The recent firing of an adjunct professor of political science from Chaffey College shows just how "at will" part-time faculty members' employment really is. 

Study finds no impact on student success from having adjunct instructors

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New study shows employment of part-time faculty doesn't impact student success positively or negatively at community colleges, while institution size and location do.

Tufts adjuncts vote to form union, begin metro effort

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Successful organizing drive by Tufts adjuncts is part of "metro" strategy being pushed in Boston area and elsewhere.

Newspaper column on 'Death of an Adjunct' prompts debate

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Adjuncts across the country share a newspaper column about the death of a longtime, penniless Duquesne U. instructor who they say illustrates the plight of part-time faculty.

Study finds that students learn more from non-tenure-track instructors

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Students at major research university learn more when their instructors are off the tenure track than when they are on it, new study finds.

Adjunct union contracts ensure real gains including better pay

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As unionization of those off the tenure track spreads, there are substantial gains in pay and benefits.

Colleges consider how delay of employer insurance rule will impact plans to cap adjuncts' hours

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Surprising delay of key provision of Affordable Care Act gives colleges more time to plan and -- perhaps -- to get clarity from the IRS. But those that imposed caps on non-tenure-track faculty aren't lifting them, at least not yet.

Adjuncts at Lutheran university win right to unionize

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NLRB official, rejecting stance of Pacific Lutheran U., says non-tenure-track faculty members have right to vote on collective bargaining.

Faculty study abroad leader comes under fire for decisions about student health

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A University of New Hampshire lecturer is dismissed after administrators question medical decisions she made leading a trip to Nicaragua. She says she could have used more support from the institution -- not condemnation.

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