Faculty Union at University of Prince Edward Island Wants Longer Contracts for Sessionals

People hired to teach courses on contract are one of the sticking points in contract talks between the administration at the University of Prince Edward Island and its faculty. The two sides will meet again for the first time since the faculty association asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliator. The faculty association wants the part-time instructors, known as sessionals, hired for longer periods of time, and for them to be given more support for their research. Association spokesman Wayne Peters said sessional instructors make up nearly half of all faculty. “They’re hired to teach a course, often at […]
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