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.
Pay and Benefits
Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?
Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.
Report seeks a broad rethinking of the structure of professors' jobs, with a strong emphasis on academic freedom and equitable treatment, but an openness to radical change.
It's widely acknowledged that adjunct instructors are underpaid, but just how much do they deserve? A new union proposal shocks some, but others say it's appropriate.
How a small group of temporary employees got the U. of Memphis to walk back a plan to kick them off Social Security.
AFT and Freelancers Union announce plan to give those off the tenure track the ability to buy insurance through groups, rather than individually.
A new paper from the Delphi Project argues that some key ways colleges can support adjunct faculty don't cost anything, despite administrators' assertions that they can't afford to improve working conditions.
Adjuncts have widely been subjected to course load caps ahead of the Affordable Care Act. Could graduate students be next?
Nevada faculty members want to know why the state is restoring bonus pay for some while requiring all professors to take 6 days of unpaid leave a year.
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