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Profile in Courage: 70-Year-Old Philly Freeway Flyer Juggles Classes and Chemo

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by Monica Yant Kinney Cecilia Ready lives up to her name. We’d just started talking about what it’s like to be a 70-year-old adjunct professor working through a third bout of cancer when Ready’s tongue grew heavy and she began slurring her words. “Come,” she insists calmly after calling her doctor, “we’ll do the interview in […]

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Columbia-Green CC Regent Fights to Raise Adjunct Pay

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While college leaders throughout the state of New York are looking for ways to trim already paltry adjunct pay, the CGCC Board of Trustees passed a resolution approving wage rates for adjuncts for the coming 2012-2013 academic year with concerns about the instructors’ future on campus. Members of the board and CGCC President James Campion […]

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Do Students Have a Constitutional Right To Evaluate Faculty Anonymously?

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by Lyle Denniston THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “We go to the mat for students.  We feel very strongly about protecting the privacy of our students.” – Patti Locascio, general counsel of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., discussing the college’s plan to challenge a state court ruling requiring it to disclose the name of a student […]

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What Are You Waiting For? Run.

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By P.D. Lesko We’re back from a much-needed summer break. Every August, we close the office and spend time with friends and family. My family and I took a trip to the Adirondacks for a few days of back country canoe camping. The area, while absolutely stunning, is also incredibly economically depressed. The year-rounders rely […]

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GW Adjunct Union Asks For $5K Per Course But Settles For 3 Percent Pay Bump

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Adjunct professors secured a wage increase and approval for a dispute resolution committee after GW’s part-time professor union finalized its third contract with the University last week. The University will pay adjunct professors with Ph.D.s $4,032 per course, a 3 percent increase that is just enough to keep up with inflation but less than union […]

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  • University of La Verne Adjuncts’ NLRB Complaints Dismissed for Lack of Merit

    by Imani Tate A union’s failed attempt to organize University of La Verne adjunct professors has prompted increased dialogue and let university officials resume projects that had to be halted when the union began its organizing efforts on the main campus last fall. On Aug. 1, the national office of the National Labor Relations Board formally […]

  • Evaluating Adjunct Faculty

    by Richard Lyons IN THE INCREASINGLY competitive, accountability-conscious environment of higher education, all of us are seeking cost-effective ways of improving our institutional effectiveness. Assuming your institution, division, or department employs a significant number of part-time instructors, I would encourage you to invest time at the end of this academic year to analyze your process […]

  • Tribal College Journal

    by Vicki Urquhart The Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education 4 issues per year Institutional subscription: $30 per year; Individual subscription: $22 per year 1 P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 80328 WHEN YOU PICK up a professional journal, you expect it to be worth your time, and Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) […]

  • Documentary Film About Higher Ed “Starving the Beast” Has Many Villains (and Few Heroes)

    If, like me, you are anxious about the condition of public universities, “Starving the Beast” will only heighten your concerns. The film is a compelling account of how special interests collude to weaken public universities.

  • Supreme Court Could Hear Second Legal Challenge to Forced Agency Fees Paid by Tens of Thousands of Adjunct Union Members

    There is a case pending in the Seventh Circuit, Janus v. AFSCME, in which three Illinois state employees argue they shouldn’t have to pay “fair share” union dues. Whether it’s that case or another, most of the jurists President Trump has proposed would at least be open to the arguments against mandatory dues, Pell said.

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