Tag: Adjunct

Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that “Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts“: [A new report says that] when community colleges fail to support the part-time faculty members who teach more than

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District, CCFF Agree to COLA+, Part-time Pay Increase, Lab Equity Task Force

Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to share good news about negotiations. The CCFF membership ratified the contract with a vote of 130 to 4 yesterday. Following this, the Board of Trustees last night unanimously approved Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between

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Bargaining Update – Jan. 16, 2014

Dear colleagues, I write to you with an update on negotiations.  You might recall that the CCFF made three proposals: ·         Lecture-lab parity ·         Increase in part-time pay ·         COLA + (1.57% COLA plus 1.35% pay increase) You’ll be heartened

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The Great Stratification (of Academic Labor)

Writing in the Chronicle Review of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffery J. Williams contrasts the structure of the academic labor market with that of medicine: Given that there are more than 1.4 million college faculty members in the United

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Do You Question the Outsourcing of Lecturers at the Community College Level? Are You on Your Way to MOOCville?

Where state legislators and college administrators see an opportunity, some professors see a threat—if not to their jobs, then to their freedom to teach a course as they believe it should be taught. —Outsourced Lectures Raise Concerns About Academic Freedom

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Happy Labor Day and Welcome Back

Dear Colleagues, Happy Labor Day weekend and welcome back to a new semester!  I hope you had a refreshing summer and that getting back up on the bicycle of teaching has been easier and more fun than you expected. For

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