Adjunct faculty awareness event held by integrated (both tenure track and adjunct faculty) local at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, NJ.…Read more
Administration Refuses to Budge as Pressure from the Community Mounts in Support of Faculty and Staff
By David Bedford
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On February 24, close to 100 members of the Rutgers community protested at Old Queens, the university’s oldest building and home to its administration, for fair faculty and staff contracts from the administration.
The crowd consisted of professors, part-time lecturers, graduate students, undergraduate students, teaching assistants (TA’s), adjunct professors, and alumni.…Read more
By Natasha Tripathi
Faculty, staff and students protested yesterday afternoon at Old Queens to demonstrate resistance against the University administrative board sticking to the “subject to” clause, not considering salary raises for some time and proved solidarity in the University community.
People congregated at the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street before marching up and into the doors of Old Queens to protest while bargaining over faculty contracts goes on behind building doors.…Read more
By Laura French
A group seeking to bring awareness to the issues faced by adjunct professors demonstrated in the Student Center yesterday during common hour, holding up signs in protest and handing out flyers to passersby. The group, which included full-time professors, adjunct professors and members of the Ramapo Federation of State College Teachers, a local branch of the American Federation of Teachers, honored National Adjunct Awareness Day by drawing attention to what they see as unacceptably low pay, a lack of benefits, job security and a lack of recognition and respect in the academic community.…Read more
By Sergio Bichao
The highest paid employee at Rutgers University is not the institution’s president or even the head football coach.
That distinction belongs to Robert Heary, a surgeon at the university’s teaching hospital in Newark, who earned $3.14 million — a majority of which comes from practicing medicine, not tuition or state money.
In fact, all but seven of the 69 employees who earned more than $500,000 last year are faculty members or administrators at the university’s medical schools.…Read more
Some are glad that funds won’t be cut despite fiscal woes; others note than once again Christie isn’t complying with full-funding law
By John Mooney
New Jersey public schools were told officially yesterday what they had already learned Tuesday during Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address: state aid next year will basically amount to nothing more than they received this year.…Read more
By Samantha Marcus, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
TRENTON — New Jersey’s roughly 600 school districts would share just $5.2 million in new school aid dollars next year under Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed state budget, with the vast majority getting no increase at all, according to state aid figures released today. No school districts are slated to lose funding.…Read more
“We had sea of red worn all over the campus during our work in today, even students wearing red wore it with pride,” said KUAFF Local President Dr. Kate Henderson. “Even a few of our full time faculty also wore red to show support for the adjuncts.” The local distributed coupons for coffee and lottery tickets to those wearing red.…Read more
Ramapo Federation of State College Teachers solicited statements from adjunct faculty and focused on the fact that adjuncts have no job security and are often afraid to speak up. The local also distributed a fact sheet to students about adjunct issues.…Read more
Across the country this coming week, AFT’s 80,000 contingent faculty members will be taking action to demand justice in their workplaces and inform the public about the overuse and exploitation of adjunct and contingent faculty.
- Raritan Valley Community College Faculty Federation Local 2375 will be conducting a teach-in at 1 PM on February 25 and will be conducting a “scarlet A” visibility action.
By Jerry Carino
It seemed like a long shot: Raise $1 million in two months to keep Mater Dei Prep’s doors open beyond June. In the two weeks since challenge was issued, however, the “Save the Seraphs” movement has proved to be a resilient underdog.
As of Friday, $271,000 has been raised in binding pledges. An additional $204,000 has been raised for 2016-19 through multi-year pledges.…Read more