APSCUF believes that all faculty members at the 14 state-owned universities deliver quality education to their students and deserve fair and equitable treatment. Non-tenure track faculty members in the State System are guaranteed certain benefits as defined by the CBA, such as the right to the grievance procedure, sick days, personal days, and health and welfare benefits. We encourage non-tenure track faculty to get involved in APSCUF. To learn more about the organization, talk to your local Chapter President.
Know your contract!
The information below specifies sections of the contract that include language directly relating to temporary faculty members. To view the contracts, visit our Contract page. From there you can download the contract or search / browse it through Google Docs.
New report focuses on temporary faculty
The Center for the Future of Higher Education recently released its second report “Who is Professor 'Staff' and how can this person teach so many classes?”
The report - a collaboration with the New Faculty Majority Foundation - critiques the trends in faculty hiring that impact student learning conditions. The report is based on a survey of 500 contingent faculty teaching in institutions across the country. It argues that higher education institutions hire low-wage adjunct faculty at the last minute and ask them to teach large classes with limited access to instructional resources. These actions lead to inadequate working conditions for temporary faculty and shortchange students.
APSCUF is proud to represent temporary faculty members and will continue to fight for fair and equitable working conditions for all faculty members and coaches at the fourteen state-owned universities. Because of our collective efforts, temporary faculty members at State System institutions have better wages and working conditions than their colleagues at other colleges and universities, but we can do better.
For more information about “Who is Professor “Staff” and how can this person teach so many classes?” see articles in Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education.