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Home » April 17th, 2017 Entries posted on “April, 2017”

State College Adjunct Faculty in New Jersey Rally for New Contract

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by Tom Nobile More than 10,000 employees at nine state colleges and universities have been working without a contract since July 2015. Staff and students at Ramapo College and Montclair State University held New Orleans’-style funeral marches last week, part of a statewide protest calling for a new contract for employees at nine state colleges and universities. […]

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Robin West Smith Wins Outstanding Adjunct Award at MCCC

Robin West Smith accepts her award at the ceremony as Student Government looks on.

by James Quick “Total shock” were the first words out of Robin West Smith’s mouth when asked about winning the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. The professor of Sociology cannot believe she was the recipient of the prestigious award. Nominations are put in by students and staff. The winner is decided by a committee made up […]

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ABA Considers Rule Change That Would Open Door to More Adjunct-Taught Classes in Law Schools

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by Karen Sloan | Law.com The American Bar Association is considering deep-sixing a rule requiring full-time faculty to teach at least half of every law school’s upper-level courses—a proposal likely to ruffle the feathers of professors who fear it would allow schools to essentially outsource the second and third year to adjuncts. Eliminating the requirement […]

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Vanderbilt U. Non-Tenure Track Faculty Launches Petition to Unionize

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by Sam Zern After a failed compromise with the university, the petition will move to the National Labor Relations Board for a final decision In November, a group of Vanderbilt non-tenured faculty members approached Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 looking for help in organizing a collective bargaining unit composed of full and part […]

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NLRB to Duquesne University: Recognize Your Adjunct Faculty Union

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By Bill Schackner The United Steelworkers on Tuesday implored Duquesne University to stop resisting its now-organized adjunct faculty, buoyed by the latest National Labor Relations Board ruling that campus officials must recognize those members’ collective bargaining rights. The union called it sad that almost five years have passed since those part-time instructors voted in 2012 […]

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