Mass. Court Rules Adjuncts Can Teach Only 15% of Day Courses at State Colleges & Universities

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently upheld a provision in a faculty contract that requires no more than 15 percent of all day courses at state colleges and universities be taught by part-time faculty. “This rule regards the number of state university courses taught by part-time faculty (15% of total course offerings) versus those taught by full-time faculty (85%),” explained Modern Language Professor Graziana Ramsden in an email. Ramsden, who is also the grievance officer for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) faculty union chapter of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA), informed the faculty of the ruling […]
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