Graphic
|

Parity of Partiality in California? Only Time Will Tell

by Pamela Dillon

IN ITS 1998 report, “Marching Toward Equity,” the American Federation of Teachers documented that part-time college faculty accounted for 42.6 percent of the total number of college faculty in America. Furthermore, 72 percent of part-timers were paid less than $3,000 per course, and a typical part-timer teaching four courses per semester received an annual salary of $20,000.

That same report indicated that in California 31,000 community
college adjunct faculty represented two-thirds of all faculty in the state, taught 40 percent of classes, but only earned 42 percent of what their full-time counterparts did.

Thanks to that report, and grass-roots pressure from part-time
advocates and the California Federation of Teachers, Governor
Gray Davis recently sought to minimize the pay disparity between
full- and part-time faculty in California. He set aside $57
million for adjunct teacher salary increases in the 2001-2002
state budget. Each of the 72 community college districts received
a portion of those funds, and district union officials are now negotiating the allocation of that money.

During negotiations in certain districts, union and district
officials have been exploring ways to allocate the funds to
full-time faculty, as well. Part-time faculty activist Margaret
Quan, who teaches in the

To read the rest of this article, you need to be a subscriber and TO PURCHASE A NEW SUBSCRIPTION, select the subscription you want from the drop down menu below, pay and read! 

To RENEW/EXTEND an existing subscription, please  then visit the MY SUBSCRIPTION link found at the top of the page. Do not use this form.  

Authorize.Net
Authorize.Net processes AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit card payments made online securely and safely. 
Paypal Standard
You do NOT need a PayPal account to use this payment method. PayPal allows credit card payments to be processed safely and securely. PayPal operates with credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and PayPal accounts to make safe purchases online, without disclosing your credit card number or financial information. 

 Subscribe to our newsletter

Short URL: http://www.adjunctnation.com/?p=27

Leave a Reply

Keep in Touch With AdjunctNation

Graphic Graphic Graphic

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Archives

Graphic

From the Archive

  • A Review of Steal This University

    by Vicki Urquhart History professors Benjamin Johnson and Kevin Mattson, and union representative Patrick Kavanagh, provide an insider’s look at the academic labor movement in Steal This University. Labor activists all, they speak with one voice to warn of the imminent demise of the professoriate and the simultaneous rise of the corporate university. “The use […]

  • Faculty Union at University of Prince Edward Island Wants Longer Contracts for Sessionals

    People hired to teach courses on contract are one of the sticking points in contract talks between the administration at the University of Prince Edward Island and its faculty. The two sides will meet again for the first time since the faculty association asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliator. The faculty association wants […]

  • The Newest and Best Search Engine Tools

    by Evelyn Beck YOU MAY NEVER have met Archie, but perhaps you’ve spent some time with Gopher or Jeeves. Looking back through search engine history is a bit like browsing through a little black book. It was 1990 when Archie, the first search engine, premiered. Then came Gopher and then many more, including Excite, Yahoo, […]

  • A Round-up of the Best Teaching Handbooks

    To read the rest of this article, you need to be a subscriber and Login. TO PURCHASE A NEW SUBSCRIPTION, select the subscription you want from the drop down menu below, pay and read! To RENEW/EXTEND an existing subscription, please Login then visit the MY SUBSCRIPTION link found at the top of the page. Do not use this form.   SUBSCRIBE TODAY! (New subscribers only. […]

  • Review of Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes

    Review of Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes by Frank Heppner Jossey-Bass, October 2007. Paperback, $33.00. Reviewed by Greg Beatty Teaching the Large College Class is the single best book on teaching I’ve ever read. In fact, it is so strong that it is somewhat mislabeled, and sells itself somewhat […]

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Recently Commented

  • Scott: I believe Sami is correct in that this no reasonable assurance language will allow adjuncts continuing access...
  • Nancy West-Diangelo: It’s as if we’ve lost the ability to listen critically. If the point of the work we...
  • Freddi-Jo Bruschke: An excellent description of this editorial.
  • Julia Holcomb: Tolerance certainly doesn’t mean you get to say things you cannot prove, about things that ought...
  • Michele Spino Martindill: White supremacy has had hundreds of years to dominate campus environments and doesn’t...