Adjuncts

College cuts adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs

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At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.

Adjunct survey paints bleak portrait

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Survey seeks to publicize the low pay and minimal benefits of part-time instructors.

Adjunct loses courses after going public about threats she received

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Instructor raised concern about separation of church and state at a public university. The day she went public with the threatening e-mails she received, her courses for the fall disappeared.

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses

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Argosy University cuts pay rate for online adjuncts, giving a rarely seen glimpse at adjunct pay and raising questions about how for-profits stack up on salaries.

Faculty bonus pay linked to student success at City Colleges of Chicago

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City Colleges of Chicago and union representing adult education instructors agree to bonus pay based on student performance.

Community colleges pop up on TV, in film and in new novels

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Satirical fiction is targeting community colleges, which may be sign of the sector's deepening societal relevance.

Boston U. extends voting rights for most who are off the tenure track

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Boston University gives those who do a lot of the teaching the right to have a say in faculty governance.

New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure-track model to address 'real' crisis in the humanities

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New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure track to address what it calls the "real" crisis in the humanities.

Essay by an instructor who has taught as an adjunct for 25 years

An anonymous instructor describes 25 years working as an adjunct.

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Labor conference panel centers on contract provisions for adjuncts for course cancellation payments and more

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Academic labor conference panel discussion focuses on contract provisions for adjuncts that go beyond better pay. Data suggest larger gains for part-timers in bargaining units that are separate from full-time faculty.

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