Tufts Adjunct Professors Unionize
Adjunct professors at Tufts University have voted to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
According to the SEIU, nearly 67 percent of faculty at private, non-profit universities in the Boston-area are non-tenure track and 42 percent are part-time.
Those faculty members often earn an average of $3,000 for each three-credit course they teach. Now, many say they want better pay and benefits.
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson, an adjunct professor of English at Tufts University
NPR The death of a long-time, part-time professor in Pittsburgh draws new attention to the trend of relying on part-time faculty.
Chronicle of Higher Education Nearly 2,000 entries have been made on adjuncts’ pay and working conditions to The Adjunct Project, a crowdsourcing effort that started last February. Here’s a sampling of schools in Boston.
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