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ERIC Number: ED497923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Standards of Good Practice in the Employment of Full-Time Nontenure-Track Faculty. Item Number 36-0710
American Federation of Teachers
In conjunction with efforts to make more widely known the trend towards decomposition of the tenure system in American colleges and universities, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has examined conditions of full-time nontenure track faculty, part-time/adjunct faculty, graduate employees and new categories of academic professional staff specialists. While acknowledging the need to scrutinize rising costs in light of rising tuition and tight budgets, AFT advocates that students are being subjected to overly large classes taught by underpaid, overworked and under-supported academic workers. In this document, AFT proposes standards of good practice in the employment of full-time nontenure-track faculty in four areas: (1) Compensation; (2) Professional Conditions and Voice; (3) Professional Responsibility and Support; and (4) Ensuring Full Rights for Full-Time Nontenure-Tack Faculty in their Union. (Contains 10 endnotes and 7 figures.) [This document was produced by AFT Higher Education, a division of the American Federation of Teachers.]
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.