When a tenure-track slot opened up, San Francisco State passed over experienced instructor with a Ph.D. (aged 61) for a non-Ph.D. (aged 31). EEOC sees bias -- and sues.
Study finds that in much of higher education, collective bargaining hasn’t stopped erosion of tenure-track lines. Community colleges may be different.
Valencia program is based on this premise: If community colleges want to help remedial students, and part timers do most of the teaching, programs to improve teaching must reach those instructors.
AAUP finds that university unfairly dismissed instructor as she was on the verge of obtaining job security.
Religious scholars at Marquette issue a challenge: How can a university be true to Catholic moral teachings and not offer its part timers health insurance?
Accreditors have many detailed rules that they expect colleges to meet -- requirements that relate to courses, faculties, facilities, money and more. But what about the use of adjunct faculty members -- an issue that is the subject of increasing debate in higher education? What have the accreditors said or done?
Marc Bousquet considers the tensions between adjunct and tenure-track faculty members over efforts that he thinks need a united stance from professors.
Most union pacts have little detail on the growing contingent of non-tenure-track professors, but that is starting to change.
Colleges where professors have collective bargaining rely more on the tenure track and less on adjuncts, but spend less on academic support, study finds.
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