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Arizona Community College Gives FT Faculty and Staff 1 Percent Raises—Adjuncts Get $7/Credit Hour

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Share Central Arizona College employees will get a pay increase and tuition will increase by $3 per credit hour following Tuesday action by the college Board of Governors. The board voted unanimously for an across-the-board 1 percent pay increase for employees and a $7 pay increase per credit for adjunct or part-time faculty. The increase [...]

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At Columbia College Chicago, Lecturer’s Oscar-Nominated Film Leads To Courses Being Pulled

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Share by Sally Blood Last fall, shortly after Columbia College instructor Iymen Chehade showed the documentary 5 Broken Cameras in his course on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he was summoned to a meeting with Steven Corey, chair of the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Science. The Oscar-nominated film is a nominally Israeli work (an Israeli codirected, and [...]

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What Would It Mean For Adjuncts? States Consider $0 Community College Tuition

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Share By Steven Dubois Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word “free,” and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a no-tuition policy see expanding access to community college [...]

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Hundreds of Students Sit-In At University of Michigan Against Student Government

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Share Students Allies for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) proposed a resolution for the Central Student Government (CSG) to form a committee to investigate investments in American corporations that profit off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel. The resolution was submitted on Tuesday, March 11th, and was expected to be voted on the [...]

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

Senator Michael Dembrow wants to make it illegal for Oregon employers, including colleges, to cut hours to avoid paying for health care.

Share 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 [...]

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

Full-time faculty at El Paso Community College pay nothing for their health insurance.

Share 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 [...]

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San Antonio College Adjunct Faculty Council Launches Survey of PTers’ Morale

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Share by Emily Rodriguez A survey is being be circulated to adjunct faculty and college administration to analyze changes in morale at San Antonio College, in San Antonio, Texas. Media communications Adjunct Jerry Townsend completed a draft of a morale survey he proposed the Adjunct Faculty Council conduct in their meeting October 29th The survey, has [...]

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At UI After Two Years “Best Practices Study” Changes Slow To Come For Non-Tenured Faculty

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Share by Christine Des Garennes When Dorothee Schneider talks to people outside of academia about her job as a full-time, nontenure-track professor, this is how she often describes it. “We teach 50 percent more classes than regular faculty, but we make only 50 percent of the annual salary of tenured colleagues in our field.” The Ph.D.-bearing [...]

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PTers’ Hours Cut On Over 200 Campuses To Avoid Affordable Healthcare Act

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Share If one job category stands out for bearing a heavy price from ObamaCare-related cuts to work hours, it might be adjunct college faculty. Part-time employees comprise “more than 75 percent of the total instructional staff as of fall 2009,” according to a 2012 AAUP report. Contrast that with 1969, when just 21 percent of instructional staff was [...]

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Will a Lawsuit Save the Jobs of 1,464 PTers at City College of San Francisco?

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Share by Nanette Asimov AdjunctNation reported in July 2013 that at the City College of San Francisco, 1,464 part-time faculty jobs are on the line. One month later, we also reported on the Department of Education’s harsh criticism of the accreditation report that led to the threatened shut down of the institution. A statewide faculty union filed [...]

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