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DePaul and unions clash over recent efforts to win adjunct loyalty

DePaul and unions clash over recent efforts to win adjunct loyalty

Brenden Moore and Megan Deppen

April 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

The university announced enhanced benefits and support for adjuncts a few weeks ago, just months after union organizers were found on campus with support for adjunct unionization growing. And in a separate but related twist, university administrators alerted faculty and staff last week of “unwelc...

One professor, four schools: How an adjunct makes a living by teaching at different schools

One professor, four schools: How an adjunct makes a living by teaching at different schools

Aaron Lee

April 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

In the midst of the state’s budget crisis, college institutions are not the only ones experiencing scarcity. With job cuts, low enrollment numbers and lack of scholarships, adjunct faculty members are just as frustrated as students and other professors. Read More »...

Professor addresses increasing need for financial reform

Professor addresses increasing need for financial reform

Keith Jacks Gamble

February 28, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Higher education is at a crossroads. Its institutions are being squeezed by competitive pressure and poked by stringent governmental and legal oversight. Most schools are headed down the road paved by the corporate model: cut costs, increase revenues and focus on improving metrics and the bottom line.  Read More »...

Canceled classes an issue among adjuncts, according to survey

Canceled classes an issue among adjuncts, according to survey

Megan Deppen

February 14, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

Unionizing adjunct faculty across the country are demanding better pay, access to resources and job security, but according to a recent survey of DePaul’s adjunct faculty, there are a few more items to add to that list. Read More »...

Two unions seek to represent DePaul adjuncts

Two unions seek to represent DePaul adjuncts

Brenden Moore

January 31, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

It appears the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is not the only shop in town as United Academics of Chicago, a branch of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has also been active in the effort to organize adjunct professors at DePaul. Read More »...

Loyola adjuncts vote to unionize

Loyola adjuncts vote to unionize

Brenden Moore

January 27, 2016


Filed under Adjunct Agony, News

By a vote of 142 for and 82 against, adjunct faculty in Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences voted to be represented by the Service Employees International Union, another win in the effort to unionize adjunct and non-tenure track faculty around the country. Read More »...

Unionization movement arrives at DePaul

Unionization movement arrives at DePaul

Brenden Moore and Megan Deppen

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]otivated by low wages, flimsy benefits and a 2014 precedent-setting ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), adjunct faculty members are rushing to unionize at institutions across the country. Recent momentum at local schools has brought the movement to DePaul, possibly fo...

An adjunct professor’s letter to Father Holtschneider

Brendan McQuade

January 24, 2016


Filed under Adjunct Agony, Opinions

On Jan. 14, , DePaul University faculty received a letter addressing a campaign by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to unionize DePaul’s contingent faculty.  Read More »...

Weighing options: DePaul urges caution on adjunct unionization

Weighing options: DePaul urges caution on adjunct unionization

Brenden Moore

January 18, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

DePaul could soon be at the forefront of the debate over adjunct unionization as Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. informed faculty last week of attempts by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to add DePaul faculty to their ranks. Read More »...

Adjunct agony: The uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

Adjunct agony: The uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

DePaulia Investigation

May 31, 2015


Filed under Adjunct Agony, Campus News, News

  For one veteran adjunct professor at DePaul, the low pay, shaky benefits and the uncertainty that come with part-time status are a far cry from the rewarding academic career she imagined while earning the highest academic degree in her field. Read More »...

Adjuncts weigh unionization

Julian Hayda

May 31, 2015


Filed under Adjunct Agony, Campus News, News

As national trends suggest university instructors are teaching more and being paid less, many are mobilizing to address issues of benefits and salaries. In many cases, they are organizing into unions, empowering themselves to negotiate the circumstances of their employment. Read More »...

Map: Adjunct professor statistics at Chicago universities

Robert Bailey

May 31, 2015


Filed under Adjunct Agony

Compare wages, benefits and key statistics about adjunct professors at Chicago-area universities. Read more in our investigation, Adjunct Agony....

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