Designation B In-Service Dec 6th

We will be offering an in-service on the Designation B application process on Wednesday, December 6th at 5:30 pm at the UNTF office.  We will go over the application procedures for Designation B, and we’ll have members who have successfully completed the process available to share their experiences and give tips. Members who plan to…

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To our sisters and brothers in LEO, we in the UNTF stand in solidarity with you and encourage administration to meet your demands. #fairpaynow #RESPECTTheLecs #LEOUnionUmich #UMich      

Focus on Faculty

Source: Inside Higher Ed January 28, 2014 Colleen Flaherty WASHINGTON – Accreditors “can and should be doing more” on site visits and in their standards to address concerns about adjunct faculty employment and its effect on student learning, says a report out today from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. “Campuses often do not evaluate the type…

Not Too Expensive to Fix

Source: Inside Higher Ed October 16, 2013 Colleen Flaherty Collecting better data on adjunct employment on campus. Inviting adjuncts to participate in departmental meetings and curriculum design. Some of the biggest ways institutions can improve the working conditions of adjunct faculty are free or cost little, debunking a common argument against rethinking higher education’s changing…

IRS Suggests ‘Reasonable’ Ways of Calculating Adjuncts’ Hours

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education February 11, 2014 Audrey Williams June The Internal Revenue Service has issued final rules on how colleges should calculate adjuncts’ workloads to determine whether such faculty members are eligible for health benefits under the new law designed to expand health insurance to more Americans. The agency said last year that…

MSU agrees to pay adjunct faculty $67K in back wages

Source: Lansing State Journal February 27, 2014 Matthew Miller EAST LANSING — Michigan State University has agreed to pay more than $67,000 in back wages to its unionized adjunct professors. The Union of Nontenure Track Faculty, which represents more than 500 fixed-term faculty members at MSU, had filed a grievance last spring over the raises…