California Part-Timers Picket Chancellor’s Office

California Part-Timers Picket Chancellor’s Office

by Pamela Weiger WHILE IT MAY ONLY be part of their reason for teaching, pay has become a major issue for part-time instructors at California’s community colleges. The compensation issue turned more than 50 of the teachers into protesters earlier this month as they marched in front of state Chancellor Thomas J. Nussbaum’s office here to draw […]

Female Astronomers & the Glass Ceiling

by Sally Pye EVEN THE COSMOS has a glass ceiling, according to information to be discussed at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week. Things are not as bad as they were a half century ago, when women were barred from using some of the biggest telescopes in their work. But a report on the […]

Adjuncts Snag Five Percent of Fulbrights

by P.D. Lesko IN 1999-2000 ADJUNCT faculty won 42 or just over five percent of the 800 Fulbright Foreign Scholarships available. In 1998-1999, adjunct faculty were awarded slightly less than six percent of the available Fulbright Foreign Scholarships. A list of this year’s winners follows: Margot F. Badran, visiting scholar and visiting professor of history […]

Allan Hancock Part-Timers Vote for Union Representation

Allan Hancock Part-Timers Vote for Union Representation

by D. J. Brasket AFTER MORE THAN two years of struggle, part-time faculty instructors at Allan Hancock College, in California, won union representation by an overwhelming majority. Of the 315 part-timers who voted, 84 percent supported representation by the Communication Workers of America (CWA). Although part-timers began organizing for union representation in 1997, they spent more than […]

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