New Rules Define Workload of Part-Time College Instructors

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by Nick Anderson New rules for the Affordable Care Act spell out for the first time a federal method to define the workload of part-time college instructors, but the formula will not necessarily require schools to provide the instructors with health-care coverage. The question of how to count hours worked by adjunct faculty members has been debated for more than a year on many campuses — one of myriad ways the 2010 health-care law is affecting the nation’s workforce. Colleges employ hundreds of thousands of part-time instructors as a way to contain costs. Adjuncts are especially numerous in community colleges and […]
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