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ERIC Number: ED500372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-12
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Commission on Higher Education Adjunct Professor Benefits Study
Colorado Commission on Higher Education
This report presents the results of a study conducted by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) to determine the impact of providing health and dental benefits to adjunct professors who are employed by one or more public institution of higher education and teach an aggregate of 15 or more credit hours in a twelve month period. In order to calculate the required information for this study CCHE worked with all public institutions of higher education to obtain the appropriate identifying information for adjunct professors, as well as the hours they taught in the 2005-2006 academic school year. CCHE compiled a database of all the information received and was able to determine the number of adjunct professors who taught an aggregate of 15 credit hours across one or more institutions. A total of 6,373 adjunct professors are reported to have worked in public four year colleges and universities or community colleges for the 2005-2006 academic school year. To determine how many adjuncts taught over 15 credit hours the Community College System relied on data from their survey. The Community College System submitted a report detailing the results of the health benefits portion of the adjunct professor survey which can be found in Appendix A. In compiling data for this report and trying to estimate the costs of providing health benefits for the adjunct professors specified in the legislation, CCHE worked with the member institutions of the Colorado Higher Education Insurance Benefits Alliance (CHEIBA), an insurance trust in which Adams State College, the Auraria System, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University- Pueblo, Fort Lewis, Metropolitan State College, and Western State College participate. The CHEIBA trust submitted a brief explanation of how their benefit insurance pool works and some of the concerns they have if they are required to change how it is administered in order to provide benefits to adjunct professors. This narrative can be found in Appendix B. (Contains 2 charts and 2 tables.)
Colorado Commission on Higher Education. 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204. Tel: 303-866-2723; Fax: 303-866-4266; Web Site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado