Adjuncts

Adjuncts
Jul 28, 2015
One might assume a full-time faculty member at an elite institution would have his or her medical needs, and those of family members, covered. A Twitter campaign suggests that's not always the case.

Booklets

"Faculty Salaries" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

It contains a report on the annual faculty compensation survey from the American Association of University Professors and explores such topics as gender and racial pay gaps and adjunct unionization.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Thursday, August 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

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January 11, 2011
NLRB ruling backs collective bargaining at Manhattan, rejecting claims that unionization would infringe on its religious identity.
December 14, 2010

Penn State professors move to give more leeway to faculty members dealing with controversial issues. 

December 14, 2010

Penn State professors move to give more leeway to faculty members dealing with controversial issues.

December 9, 2010
It's time for a national organization, focused exclusively on collective bargaining for those off the tenure track, writes Keith Hoeller.
November 12, 2010

A 1980 Supreme Court decision largely blocked the unionization of faculty members at private colleges and universities, based on the idea that they had so much power that they effectively were part of management.

November 3, 2010

The State University of New York at Binghamton announced last week that it had agreed to a $1.2 million settlement that will lead to the departure of its suspended men's basketball coach, Kevin Broadus. Under Broadus, the basketball program achieved athletic success but found itself in the middle of a controversy over the admission of academically unprepared athletes and numerous arrests of players.

October 7, 2010

In a recent essay at Inside Higher Ed, Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, underlined the new policy position of the association that all long-term adjunct or contingent faculty who have taught at least six years be granted tenure. He urged his tenured colleagues to show "solidarity" with their currently untenured colleagues.

September 27, 2010
Coalition of academic groups starts national survey in effort to gain data to promote better treatment of those off the tenure track.
September 21, 2010

Some years back, faculty activists started talking about adjuncts as "freeway flyers" to reflect how they had to drive from campus to campus. Cyrus Duffleman is an abused adjunct, but he's not worried about exceeding the speed limit as he moves from one campus to another to another on his "long day" -- the day on which all of the various teaching and tutoring jobs he has landed require him to be present.

September 7, 2010
The only meaningful way to help adjuncts is to grant them tenure, writes Cary Nelson. And that will require full support from those who have tenure.

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