Ivy Tech Community College Blames Affordable Care Act for "Shortage" of Adjunct Faculty

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by Seth Schlabaugh Ivy Tech Community College is experiencing a shortage of adjunct faculty linked to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. “We know that in some areas, that’s a 30 percent to 40 percent increase in the need for the number of adjunct faculty,” regional Chancellor Andy Bowne said during a speech last Friday, three days before the start of fall semester. ObamaCare also could limit award-winning professional development opportunities for the adjunct faculty. The East Central region of the college employs about 120 full-time faculty and about 500 adjunct or part-time faculty. “Even as late as maybe yesterday […]
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