In Memphis, College President Proposes First Pay Hike for Adjuncts in 30 Years

In Memphis, College President Proposes First Pay Hike for Adjuncts in 30 Years

University of Memphis adjunct faculty could be getting their first pay raise in more than three decades. Perhaps not coincidentally, the United Campus Workers, Tennessee’s Higher Education Union, has been working to organize faculty on campuses across the state. In April 2015, adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville […]

At San Jose State Turns Out Student Attrition Has Nothing to Do With the Adjuncts

At San Jose State Turns Out Student Attrition Has Nothing to Do With the Adjuncts

Ian E. McInness On San Jose State University’s lush inner-city campus, students in their graduation gowns pose with their families in front of ivy-covered buildings. They’re the lucky ones. Just 10 percent of students graduate from this public university in four years. After six years, it’s only a bit more than half. Think about that — […]

800 Community College of Allegheny County Adjuncts Win Small Pay Hike

800 Community College of Allegheny County Adjuncts Win Small Pay Hike

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the board of the Community College of Allegheny County today unanimously approved a three-year contract with its roughly 800 adjunct faculty members. CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said the collective bargaining agreement includes a pay raise of $50 in the first year, $25 in the second year and $5 in […]

After New State Law Goes into Effect, All Oregon Adjuncts Now Get Paid Sick Leave

After New State Law Goes into Effect, All Oregon Adjuncts Now Get Paid Sick Leave

by Laura Jordan On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The bill, signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, requires Oregon employers to provide up to 40 hours of sick leave to employees per year beginning January 1, 2016, […]

Lecturer Uses Facebook to Expose The Poor Working Conditions of Part-Time Instructors In South Korean Universities

Lecturer Uses Facebook to Expose The Poor Working Conditions of Part-Time Instructors In South Korean Universities

by Jean Marie Abellana About 70,000 lecturers from several universities in South Korea are working part-time. These teachers renew their job contracts every semester. While the majority of them desire to be given a full-time status, most schools prefer not to grant them such since part-time employment is seen by universities as more cost-effective and […]

Dutch Legislature Strengthens Temp. Faculty Contracts, Universities Thwart New Law

Dutch Legislature Strengthens Temp. Faculty Contracts, Universities Thwart New Law

At universities in the Netherlands, an increasing number of university academic staff are being employed on flexible contracts, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported in 2014. Over the past 17 years, the number of university staff on flexible contracts has doubled, rising to 40% in 2012. If Ph.D. students, most of whom are on temporary contracts, […]

Campus Equity Week Kicks Off With a Quick Counterpunch

Campus Equity Week Kicks Off With a Quick Counterpunch

by P.D. Lesko Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30, is here and aimed at drawing attention to the exploitation of low-wage adjunct and contingent faculty at American colleges and universities, and to the impact of colleges’ staffing decisions on students. On campuses from California to Ohio to New York, the country’s adjunct and contingent members will be […]

At Fordham U Adjunct Fast Shows “Jesuit Just” Movement Gaining Momentum

At Fordham U Adjunct Fast Shows “Jesuit Just” Movement Gaining Momentum

by Katie Meyer Last week, a handful of Rose Hill’s adjunct professors spent the day without food. Their cause? As longtime anthropology adjunct Alan Trevithick explained it, the fast was part of an ongoing campaign that aims to “make visible the poor working conditions, low pay, and non-existent benefits of adjunct…faculty.” These professors, Trevithick noted, […]

Asking Adjunct to Change Football Player’s Grade Costs Rutgers Coach $50K & Suspension

Asking Adjunct to Change Football Player’s Grade Costs Rutgers Coach $50K & Suspension

Read the full Rutgers Report on Kyle Flood here. Kyle Flood, who earns $2.5 million as the head coach of the Rutgers University football team has been suspended for three games as Rutgers football coach and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations and amid a recent string of off-field transgressions involving players on his […]

Once Again Eastern Michigan U Holds up Part-Timers’ Paychecks

Once Again Eastern Michigan U Holds up Part-Timers’ Paychecks

In 2012, AdjunctNation.com reported that part-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan were waiting up to three months for paychecks. The EMU Federation of Teachers said that the union, which welcomed part-time lecturers to its ranks for the first time in 2012, was “taking on the issue.” In 2012 EMU President Susan Martin, […]