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At Fordham U Adjunct Fast Shows “Jesuit Just” Movement Gaining Momentum


by Katie Meyer Last week, a handful of Rose Hill’s adjunct professors spent the day without food. Their cause? As longtime anthropology adjunct Alan Trevithick explained it, the fast was part of an ongoing campaign that aims to “make visible the poor working conditions, low pay, and non-existent benefits of adjunct…faculty.” These professors, Trevithick noted, […]

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Asking Adjunct to Change Football Player’s Grade Costs Rutgers Coach $50K & Suspension


Read the full Rutgers Report on Kyle Flood here. Kyle Flood, who earns $2.5 million as the head coach of the Rutgers University football team has been suspended for three games as Rutgers football coach and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations and amid a recent string of off-field transgressions involving players on his […]

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Once Again Eastern Michigan U Holds up Part-Timers’ Paychecks

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In 2012, reported that part-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan were waiting up to three months for paychecks. The EMU Federation of Teachers said that the union, which welcomed part-time lecturers to its ranks for the first time in 2012, was “taking on the issue.” In 2012 EMU President Susan Martin, […]

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Hungering for Academic Equality: St. Louis U Faculty & Students to Stage Hunger Strike in Support of Adjuncts


by Koron Addo Students, faculty and staff at St. Louis University are expected to stage a hunger strike during business hours Thursday, skipping meals and holding mass prayers between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to raise awareness of the issues adjunct faculty face. The event is called Fast for Faculty, and organizers say about 50 […]

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Rutgers Investigates Football Coach for Contacting PT Faculty Member About Player’s Eligibility

Rutgers University coach Kyle Flood. | AP Photo Mel Evans

by Graham Watson Rutgers coach  is the subject of a university investigation regarding impermissible contact with a part-time faculty member in the university’s Mason Gross School of Arts. According to a report from, Flood used his personal email to contact a faculty member regarding the status of defensive back Nadir Barnwell. Barnwell has been dealing […]

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83,000 University Email Addresses Found in Ashley Madison Data Dump—Do We Care?


Michigan State garnered the most registered accounts with 696 Almost 75,000 accounts on the adulterous dating site Ashley Madison were registered with .edu emails, more than all registered government emails, Inside Higher Ed reports. The website Ashley Madison, where married people create confidential profiles seeking extramarital affairs, was hacked recently, exposing to the public eye around 36 […]

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British University Rejects Criticism for Using Academic Title of “Hourly Paid Lecturers” for Some Temp. Faculty


by Jack Grove With so many variations of lecturer, fellow, reader and professor – such as senior, associate, visiting and principal – academic job titles are sometimes seen as confusing for British students. But a rather blunt job description of “hourly paid lecturer” used by the University of Lincoln has attracted criticism for a different reason. A […]

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George Mason U Students Study Their Adjuncts


Molly Greenberg A new George Mason University study on adjunct faculty may be the “most comprehensive study of one institution’s adjunct faculty working conditions ever.” The report, appropriately named “Indispensable but Invisible,” is based on a survey completed by 241 adjunct at George Mason and conducted by the Public Sociology Association made up of George […]

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Tufts’ Adjunct Faculty Receive a Big Win with 22% Pay Increase & Improved Job Security


by Lauren Landry Part-time professors at Tufts University will be receiving higher pay and improved job security. More than 95 percent of roughly 200 adjunct faculty members approved a union contract Friday that could have a significant impact on negotiations at other colleges in the Boston area. The three-year agreement guarantees all part-time faculty will […]

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In Nigeria Long-Time PT Lecturers Take to the Courts to Demand FT Status

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by Augustine Aminu Fifty lecturers of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology have petitioned the House of Assembly over their non-engagement after spending between 10 and 15 years in the service of the school. They alleged that they were still accorded the status of part-time lecturers by the management of the institution. […]

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