Faculty Senate Calls for College's Adjuncts To Be Paid A "Living Wage"

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by H. Teague Faculty Senates have typically excluded non-tenured faculty. In fact, Faculty Senates have remained bastions of privilege, as an AdjunctNation feature article revealed. In 2005, the Iowa State University Faculty Senate debated whether to recommend the creation of tenure-eligible part-time faculty positions. In March 2011, the Faculty Senate approved revisions to the Faculty Handbook policy on non-tenure-eligible faculty (3.3.2.1). These revisions require colleges to develop optimal non-tenure eligible faculty (NTEF) percentage limits. However, the Murray State University Faculty Senate recently passed a resolution demanding that the university compensate adjunct faculty at “livable levels,” both in terms of pay and benefits. Faculty Senate […]
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