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PTers Pursuing Unemployment in Work-For-Hire States

by Carol Biliczky

April Freely’s part-time teaching job at the University of Akron ended in May.

So she did the previously unthinkable: She filed for unemployment compensation.

She’s among a seemingly growing number of part-time faculty in Ohio who are pursuing state aid after spring semester ends and before the fall one begins.

The quixotic quest pits them against colleges and universities and a bewildering nest of state regulations through which they must wade.

They are spurred by activists who believe adjunct instructors are abused with poverty wages and no guarantees of future employment.

“We want to make contingent faculty more expensive for these institutions,” said Maria Maisto, president of the Akron-area-based New Faculty Majority and a founder of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association. “We want to make it more cost-effective to give adjuncts job security.”

Adjuncts make up about 59 percent of the faculty workforce at UA, the highest rate among Ohio’s tax-supported universities. At Youngstown State, which has the second-highest level of adjuncts, 57 percent are part-timers.

photoAt many colleges and universities, adjuncts teach large introductory classes for lower-level students. Some have little more than bachelor’s degrees, although some have doctorates and are seeking full-time teaching jobs

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2 Comments for “PTers Pursuing Unemployment in Work-For-Hire States”

  1. MelS AdjunctNation is a news site. It pays people to produce the articles. Why don’t you go to the local supermarket and moan about the “irony” of paying for your food. Who are you that the world owes you a living? I am grateful that there is a news site paying attention to these issues and focused on me as an adjunct and my issues.

  2. Ah the irony of having to pay to see this content.

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