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ERIC Number: EJ1001346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-20
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Adjunct Accounting
Lesesne, Cherise
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n23 p8-9 Dec 2012
With colleges and universities recruiting more adjunct professors, schools have been able to reduce the costly expenses of large salary and benefit packages that are typically associated with full-time employees. Yet, schools have started to re-evaluate their use of adjunct professors in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed "Obamacare," demanding that employers provide affordable health coverage for all of their full-time employees, which includes anyone working 30 hours or more. In public schools around the nation, two-thirds of the faculty consists of contingent instructors. As such, schools are under immense pressure to carve out room in their budgets to accommodate health coverage for all employees working more than 30 hours. For higher education institutions, a typical benefits package for a regular, full-time, employee can cost an additional 25 to 30 percent of the employee's base salary. Several schools fighting the rising costs of higher education are not financially equipped to allocate that amount to each adjunct professor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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