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College offers health insurance coverage to some adjuncts ahead of new regulations

While other colleges have cut adjuncts' hours to avoid insurance mandates ahead of the Affordable Care Act taking effect, College of DuPage is offering some adjuncts coverage under a new "lecturer" designation.

Between paychecks, Kalamazoo community college part-timers' union starts food drive

Part-time faculty at a Michigan community college bridge the longer-than-usual gap between paychecks with a food drive supported by other campus faculty.

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Adjuncts from across the Washington region plan to unionize to fight 'market problem'

Seeing strength in numbers, adjunct faculty from across the Washington, D.C. region hope to form a metropolitan union to fight for equity in pay, benefits and more.

Youngstown State limits adjunct hours

Youngstown State limits part-timers' hours to avoid requirements of new health care law.

 

Essay on what new faculty members need to know about salaries

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Graduate students and new faculty members need to know more about how compensation works, writes Nate Kreuter.

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Kentucky college cuts retirement contributions, delays raise announcement

A year after St. Catharine College employees gave to build a new library, the college cut off retirement fund matching and didn't offer a raise.

Faculty salaries are up 1.9 percent, study finds

Private colleges outpaced publics in size of salary increases, but both lagged inflation, study of four-year institutions finds.

UMUC faculty were unhappy with president before she was placed on leave

At U. of Maryland University College, often held up as a model institution, faculty expressed concerns about president's leadership long before she was placed on leave last week.

American Public University enlists faculty to write e-textbooks

American Public University System taps professors to write e-textbooks. The move could be a cost-saving innovation, but will raise hackles among publishers and some faculty members.

Health Care Costs Up Again

Survey highlighting increasing expenses for colleges draws attention to dilemmas facing institutions.

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