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

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

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 […]

Columbia-Green CC Regent Fights to Raise Adjunct Pay

Columbia-Green CC Regent Fights to Raise Adjunct Pay

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 […]

Do Students Have a Constitutional Right To Evaluate Faculty Anonymously?

Do Students Have a Constitutional Right To Evaluate Faculty Anonymously?

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 […]

What Are You Waiting For? Run.

What Are You Waiting For? Run.

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 […]

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

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

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 […]