Scientists Prove Long-Held Assumption that Elected Campus Positions Lead to Premature Arrogance Syndrome

Scientists Prove Long-Held Assumption that Elected Campus Positions Lead to Premature Arrogance Syndrome

Researchers at Winchester Tech have finally ended the ubiquitous nature/nurture debate about the onset of Premature Arrogance Syndrome (PAS) in campus elected officials. “We’ve made the mistake of considering all elected officers the same because they exhibited the same symptoms,” said Biosociologist Ron Shay. “We ignored subtle differences, which delayed our ability to isolate the […]

New Rules Define Workload of Part-Time College Instructors

New Rules Define Workload of Part-Time College Instructors

by Nick Anderson New rules for the Affordable Care Act spell out for the first time a federal method to define the workload of part-time college instructors, but the formula will not necessarily require schools to provide the instructors with health-care coverage. The question of how to count hours worked by adjunct faculty members has been […]

Oregon State Senator Proposes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Cut Hours to Avoid Paying Health Benefits

Oregon State Senator Proposes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Cut Hours to Avoid Paying Health Benefits

Concerns about colleges and universities cutting faculty hours to avoid paying health benefits under the new federal health care law has prompted state Senator Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, to introduce legislation to make the practice for all Oregon employers illegal. Senate Bill 1543 is scheduled to get a hearing before the Senate Health Care and Human Services committee […]

In Texas, College Officials Claim PTer Health Care Too Costly—Cut Course Loads Instead

In Texas, College Officials Claim PTer Health Care Too Costly—Cut Course Loads Instead

By David Crowder The figures aren’t in yet and it’s a story that is just starting to be told: full-time workers forced into part-time work and part- timers’ hours cut sharply because of the Affordable Care Act. Standing behind the cash register, the manager of an El Paso Taco Cabana talked freely about how all […]

Colorado Legislators Support Improving Working Conditions & Pay For State’s PTers

Colorado Legislators Support Improving Working Conditions & Pay For State’s PTers

A bill calling for benefits and pay increases for part-time community college faculty passed the first legislative hurdle in Colorado. House Bill 1154 won favor among legislators on the House Senate Veterans Affairs Committee who heard stories of adjuncts who teach with broken limbs because they don’t have health insurance, receive food stamps and work several […]