Hearing is Believing: Televised hearings shine a bright light on California's 29,000 part-time faculty

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by D.J. Brasket AN HISTORIC EVENT took place in California on January 12, 2000 as a Joint Legislative Audit Committee held a four-hour hearing in at the State Capitol to discuss part-time faculty issues in the California Community College system. California has the largest Community College system in the nation, with 107 colleges employing 15,700 full-time and 29,900 part-time instructors. While part-time faculty have the same qualifications and are held to the same standards, they earn only 37 cents for every dollar earned by their full-time colleagues. Like other part-time, temporary, and adjunct faculty in colleges and universities across the […]
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