Columbia College Overpaid 14 Adjuncts. Now, the College Wants Its Money Back

One unassuming day, Kayli Plotner picked up the phone when she realized a Chicago number had been trying to reach her. It was a payroll officer from Columbia who told her she was overpaid in the Fall 2019 semester, and she now owed the college approximately $1,000. “They were just like ‘Oops, sorry we overpaid you,’” said Plotner, an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department. “It was irritating to be told a mistake that was not mine was now my financial burden.” Plotner was one of 14 adjuncts across departments who were overpaid during the Fall 2019 semester, according to […]
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