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DC Adjuncts Aiming to Bargain Unprecedented Citywide Contract

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Share George Washington University adjuncts and their D.C. colleagues could earn more if they succeed in creating a city-wide contract, which local faculty leaders have proposed for the past two years. Adjunct professors’ plans to negotiate a city-wide contract have dragged on because leaders must first wait for adjunct faculty at every university to form unions. But [...]

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SEIU Leads Push to Unionize St. Louis, Mo. Adjunct Faculty

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Share By Koran Addo Nine months out of the year, Andrew Nelson works about 50 hours a week, driving his 1995 Mazda on either 50- or 100-mile round trips every weekday to his college teaching gigs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and East Central College in Union. He gets paid just $22,000 a year [...]

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At Community College, President’s Pay, Perks and P-Card Charges Have Faculty Up In Arms

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Share At a Michigan community college which employs hundreds of adjuncts in order to keep down costs, a new budgeting strategy which the president says aligns spending with the college’s strategic priorities has faculty up in arms. The college’s latest budget ups funding for instruction and instructional support by 1.4 percent while funding for student [...]

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Days After U-M’s President Schlissel Starts Job, Feds Launch Title IX Investigation into Sexual Violence at Brown U. Where He Was Provost

Dr. Mark Schlissel, former Brown Provost and U-M's 14th president

Share by P.D. Lesko In April 2014, Brown U. was in an uproar. There were protests about the “bungled” handling of a student rape hearing. Media described the protests as having provoked a “nationwide uproar.” Meanwhile on April 17 in Ann Arbor, U-M Regents feted Dr. Mark Schlissel and awarded him a $2 million lab. [...]

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At Temple University Officials Under Pressure To Sack Adjunct Who Made anti-Semitic Comments

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Share by Adam Kredo Temple University is seeking to reassure donors and top officials after a member of its staff engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric on a secret listserv and questioned the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Temple president Neil Theobald blasted out a message to university trustees over the weekend after the school [...]

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AAUP Annual Salary Survey: PT Faculty Pay 1/10 of What’s Paid to Tenured Profs.

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Share Surveys show that adjunct professors make $18,000 to $30,000 for the equivalent of full-time work, compared with “tenure track” professors who earn $68,000 to $116,000 (plus benefits), according to the American Association of University Professors. Meanwhile, the percentage of faculty in those coveted tenure jobs has been steadily dropping: only 3 in 10 today, down [...]

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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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